|Newcastle Division's Mechanical Branch has organised a site tour to Volgren Australia, the country's leading bus bodybuilder. Established in 1977 and with manufacturing plants in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, the company has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to its focus on safety, reliability and high environmental standards. PPE: Fully enclosed footwear is required to participate in the site visit.|
|Venue||Volgren Australia Pty Ltd 6-13 Kilcoy Drive, Tomago, NSW|
|Date||Thursday, 16th February 2012|
|Non Members Cost||Free|
|Event Contact||Jo Papanicolaou|
|Contact Phone||02 49264440|
|Hosted By||Mechanical Branch|
Volgren Australiais the country's leading bus bodybuilder with manufacturing plants in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. Established in 1977, the company has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to its focus on safety, reliability and high environmental standards.
Over the past three decades, Volgren has redefined trends in bus manufacture, design and bus safety. They now employ more than 600 people at four manufacturing facilities across Australia.
Volgren is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Grenda Corporation, a family-owned business that began operations in 1945.
Volgren's aluminium technology is unparalleled and is used in alliance with Hess in Europe and Gillig in the United States. This global alliance provides them with access to proven, world-leading technology and enables them to undertake aluminium bus body manufacture to the highest standard.
As they have a strong alliance with industry-leading bus companies, they are able to use the latest technologies such as the GM-Allison drive system used in our Hybrid Bus. This vehicle saves fuel and reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and has attracted strong customer interest.
Volgren builds vehicles using a unique aluminium system that makes their buses stronger, lighter and more energy efficient than traditional steel buses - as well as cheaper to repair. One of the secrets to their outstanding success story is the use of the Co-Bolt aluminium extrusion body technique, in which their buses are built using a system of bolted gusseted joints.
Worldwide, more than 25,000 buses have been built using this aluminium bus body technology, which is continually assessed and improved across the globe. Volgren uses this state-of-the-art technology for bus manufacture, ensuring each vehicle saves fuel and reduces carbon emissions.
Volgren is dedicated to the highest level of bus safety.
They have the highest quality accredited ratings of any bus body builder in Australia, with ISO 9001 ratings for the safety, quality and environmental aspects of the business.
Thursday, 16th February, 2012
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
Venue: Volgren Australia Pty Ltd
6-13 Kilcoy Drive,Tomago
PPE: Fully enclosed footwear is required to participate in the site visit
Cost: This is a free event
Monday 13th February 2012. Enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments will be served