Record for Volgren to WA


Volgren breaks its own record after delivering 137 buses to WA’s Public Transport Authority

Volgren delivered 137 buses to Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) this financial year, setting a new record for buses supplied to a single customer in a year.

The buses were built at Volgren’s factory in Western Australia and include 122 rigid buses and 15 articulated buses, according to a statement by Volgren.

The company’s previous record was 127 buses, which were delivered to the Brisbane City Council in 2008 to 2009 financial year.

PTA has purchased 1,424 Volgren-built diesel and CNG buses, since the bus body-builder won its first PTA contract in 1999 and the company currently supplies all city-route buses servicing Perth.

Seventy new Volgren-bodied, Volvo B8-articulated, low-floor buses are also to be rolled out to service PTA’s busiest routes in Perth.

Western Australian transport minister Dean Nalder officially launched the first buses at Volgren in Malaga, on March 4 this year.

Volgren Malaga was a purpose-built facility for PTA buses, with a current capacity to manufacture 150 buses and refurbish 30 buses every year.

Twenty-four Transwa coaches and 150 other buses for export interstate and overseas – including double decker buses for Hong Kong – have been built at the Volgren factory in WA.

Volgren has recently invested another $3 million to expand the factory and hired 15 new employees for the manufacture of articulated buses.

The bus body-builder is Australia’s largest, manufacturing 450 buses each year at three facilities in Victoria, Queensland and WA.

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