The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has recently extended its contract with Volgren to deliver another 900 Transperth buses to the fleet. The 10-year, $549 million investment will see buses built and assembled in Volgren’s Perth manufacturing facility, located in Malaga.
Axalta is the company’s strategic coating partner, and therefore each of these buses will be coated with the Imron Fleet Line range. “Axalta is extremely proud to partner Volgren in this contract,” said Axalta key account manager, Michael Busch. “We are confident that with our two organisations continuing to work closely, and mutually holding genuine commitments to quality, innovation and customer service, that West Australian passengers will experience the absolute benchmark in Australian buses for many years to come.”
Axalta has been working with Volgren for the past 18 months, with a focus on reducing cycle times in coatings applications.
“The company-wide focus on continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques has given Volgren the increased capacity to comfortably meet high delivery demands from operators,” said Volgren Chief Executive Officer, Peter Dayle.
The Malaga Volgren manufacturing facility is connected to more than 140 Australian suppliers and businesses. The new contract provides job security and continuity to many Australian businesses.
So next time you’re in Perth, keep an eye out for the new buses.