Dysons Group
14/03/2013

Volvo Buses and Dysons bring business back to community values



by Krista Melamies

With the recent acquisition of Reservoir Bus Company providing business opportunities through Melbourne’s north, the Dyson Group draws attention to the importance of social and environmental achievements in the bus industry, values shared with one of their key partners, Volvo Buses.

Now in its fourth year of a 10 year contract servicing metropolitan city routes in Melbournes’s northern suburbs, the company is experiencing strong growth through

new housing development plans.

The aquisition took the number of Volvo buses in Dyson’s fleet to 120, which is largely made up of Volvo’s environmentally –friendly city bus, the Volvo B7RLE.

 

”We are a 60 year old family business with a commitment to the environment and local people. Our focus is on investing profits back into our business and the community, rather than focusing solely on profit maximisation,” said Neil Dyson, Joint Managing Director of the Dyson Group.

 

Dyson’s commitment to the environment follows on from its decision in 2007 to register under the Department of Climate Change, National and Energy Reporting (NGER) Act which requires the company to report annually on their national energy usage and carbon footprint. As a result, Dysons has implemented several strategies for improved water, energy and watse management.

 

”For the past six years, we’ve been collecting rainwater from the roof surfaces of our pupose-bulit facility to water over 500 native Australian bushes and trees, which have been planted to off-set greenhouse emissions.”

 

The Dyson Group is also closely involved in the Darrebin Creek community project to increase the number of the endagered growling grass frogs which were  once common in the area. The committee is working to improve bio-diversity and the water quality of the natural waterway, which is degraded with weed species.

 

”With three generations of industry experience, we have a shared interest in the values of our local community, which sets us apart as a business.”

 

”Twenty five years ago there were 55 bus operators covering Melbourne’s metropolitan routes, but this has dropped to 14 with numbers expected to decrease even further as a result of consolidation in the industry,” said Lance Deacon, Joint Mananging Director of Dysons.

 

”We strive to stay in the game by offering the best possible service we can, while maintaining our integrity and respect towards our employees and the wider community.”

 

With a staff of 650 and a total fleet of 445 buses, Dysons has a strong future ahead.

 

”Our recent aquisition of the Reservoir Bus Company saw us inherit an extra 65 Volvos, with our entire fleet of 120 buses mainly made up of the Volvo B7RLE low-floor city bus,” said Mick Reynolds, Fleet Services Manager of the Dyson Group.

 

”We are happy with the new additions to our fleet, as the B7RLE offers reduced vehicle downtime and very good fuel economy reducing our enviromental footprint through lower fuel consumption.

 

”While our recent acquisition has positioned the company for growth well into the future, our family orientated values will continue to be a primary focus as we move forward.”

 

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For more information contact:

Krista Melamies

Marketing & Sales Support Coordinator

02 8713 8266

0416 925 836

krista.melamies@volvo.com

 

 

Volvo Buses is one of the world's largest manufacturers of buses and bus chassis. Volvo Buses' product programme comprises city buses, intercity buses and tourist coaches, and services in the areas of financing, servicing, vehicle diagnostics and traffic information systems.

Volvo Bus Australia is the market company for Volvo Bus & Coach products in Australia. With over four decades of experience in the country, we continue providing our customers with products and services that follow our core values of safety, quality and environmental care.

 

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