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Volgren
Founded 1977
Headquarters Victoria, Australia
Products buses
Parent Grenda Corporation
formerly joint with Volvo
Website http://www.volgren.com.au/

Volgren is an Australian bodywork company previously owned by Volvo and the Grenda Corporation, but is now entirely owned by the latter. It was established in 1977, initially supplying bodywork for Volvo Buses sold in Australia, and later supplying bus bodywork on all types of chassis for both local sale and export.[1][2] Volgren also supplies bus bodies in kit form.

Volgren has manufacturing facilities in Dandenong, Victoria (VG); Malaga, Western Australia (VP); Tomago, New South Wales (VT); and New Zealand (VNZ). Brisbane Transport used to assemble Volgren bodies for their own buses in Toowong, Queensland (VQ) using kits supplied by Volgren in Victoria, now Volgren have their own manufacturing facilities in Eagle Farm, Queensland (VQ).

In Hong Kong, 21 of Kowloon Motor Bus's Volvo Super Olympian (Volvo B10TL), 17 MAN 24.310 and 1 Volvo B9TL demo, Citybus's MAN 24.350 and Scania K94UB have the bodywork provided by Volgren.

In Singapore, there are a total of 51 Volvo Super Olympian fitted with Volgren Bodywork, as well as the Volvo B10BLE demo, the Scania L94UB demo and the 12 Volvo B10BLE CNG for SBS Transit buses. As for SMRT Buses there are the Mercedes Benz O405, O405G's, Hino HS3KRKK's and HS3KRKA, and 2 Dennis Lances.

In Malaysia, a substantial number of buses were fitted with the Volgren bodywork as well. Examples can be found in the capital Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, state capital of Johor.

ModelsEdit

  • C221TX
  • C222TX
  • CR221/CR221L/CR221LD
  • CR222L/CR222LD
  • CR223L/CR223LD
  • CR224L
  • CR225L
  • CR226L
  • CR227L
  • CR228L
  • SC221
  • SC222

Retired modelsEdit

  • Volgren Queensland 1984, 6X2 S/Lounge Coach. Aluminium body on Volvo B10M Mark I chassis, also known as a Volgren Twin Deck (or TwinDeck) based on a HiDeck configuration.
  • Volgren Queensland 1986, Double Decker Coach on a Volvo B10M Mark II chassis. First double deck coach fully Australian designed and built.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Volgren Australia Pty Ltd". Business Victoria. Victorian Government. Retrieved on 2009-05-16.
  2. "Volgren Australia Pty Ltd". South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance. Retrieved on 2009-05-16.

External linksEdit

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