Thoreb Aus­tralia

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Thoreb Aus­tralia is one of 10 sub­sidiaries of AB Thoreb Swe­den, founded in 1978 by Ph. Dr. Thore Bryniels­son. Cel­e­brat­ing its 40th an­niver­sary in 2018, AB Thoreb proudly re­mains a fam­ily busi­ness, run­ning man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions within its home­land of Swe­den and var­i­ous other lo­ca­tions through­out Europe.

Thoreb Aus­tralia cel­e­brates its 19th an­niver­sary this year. It’s a wholly owned sub­sidiary of the Swedish par­ent com­pany with 12 staff across three lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing a head of­fice in south­ern Syd­ney.

Thoreb prides it­self on its for­ward-think­ing ap­proach to tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing its ‘Mul­ti­plex­ing’ tech­nol­ogy, which aids in fleet man­age­ment, ve­hi­cle con­trol and pas­sen­ger ex­pe­ri­ence through­out au­to­ma­tion and data col­lec­tion. The first bus ever man­u­fac­tured in Aus­tralia us­ing this tech­nol­ogy was a joint project be­tween Volgren and Bris­bane City Coun­cil late in 1999 [pic­tured].

Built on a Volvo B10L chas­sis this bus was years ahead of its time boast­ing the C90+ Kon­fram on-board com­puter some 18 years ago, show­ing the in­no­va­tion and com­mit­ment Volgren and Volvo have made to the Aus­tralian mar­ket, ce­ment­ing them both as cur­rent mar­ket lead­ers.

In more re­cent times, Thoreb con­tin­ued its in­no­va­tion at both B2B and B2C lev­els, un­veil­ing real-time web track­ing, telem­at­ics, fleet man­age­ment, pas­sen­ger count­ing sys­tems and, most re­cently, top-qual­ity white LED des­ti­na­tion sign equip­ment made in Europe – newly added to Thoreb Aus­tralia’s prod­uct port­fo­lio.

Thoreb sells to bus man­u­fac­tur­ers, body builders, public trans­port op­er­a­tors and pri­vate fleet man­agers world­wide, with ex­cit­ing growth in the Aus­tralian mar­ket fu­elled by the fol­low­ing projects:

• Yarra Trams (Melbourne) - Pas­sen­ger In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems (Next Stop In­for­ma­tion) – 50 per cent of Yarra Trams rolling stock are now us­ing Thoreb Next Stop In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem. A num­ber of these trams are also us­ing our Pas­sen­ger In­fo­tain­ment sys­tem - Thoreb Me­dia Cloud;

• Ven­tura Buses – a four-year project in­volv­ing de­com­mis­sion­ing the old CCTV sys­tem, the sup­ply of and in­stal­la­tion of 480 new Thoreb CCTVs, as well as to sup­ply and in­stall the in­fras­truc­ture Wi-Fi sys­tem in sev­eral de­pots;

• TfNSW – In­ter­line Con­nect On De­mand public trans­port for Ed­mond­son Park, NSW – MaaS Pi­lot Trial run­ning now for more than six months on In­ter­line Buses, where Thoreb has de­vel­oped the en­tire sys­tem and the web ap­pli­ca­tion lo­cally in Syd­ney with the kind as­sis­tance of In­ter­line Bus Ser­vices and also Trans­port for NSW.

As well as the above projects, Thoreb Aus­tralia also has a list of ex­cit­ing new prod­uct re­leases in­bound for the Aus­tralian mar­ket. These in­lude: • C28b on-board com­puter - The spin­dle of its Mul­ti­plex sys­tem, in con­junc­tion with the C10d screen with driver in­ter­face and nav­i­ga­tion, which can han­dle dy­namic tour, i.e. the trip can be changed up to one minute be­fore the trip has

... prides it­self on its for­ward-think­ing ap­proach to tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing its ‘Mul­ti­plex­ing’ tech­nol­ogy.

started, main­tain­ing the head­way route fre­quency, with other fea­tures to be re­vealed closer to its lo­cal launch;

• CC1 - Digi­tised and fully cus­tomis­able in­stru­ment clus­ter (our dash­board); and

• D29m - Its lat­est in­for­ma­tion dis­play (29-inch mon­i­tor) ideal for public trans­port ve­hi­cles for Pas­sen­ger In­fo­tain­ment sys­tems with in­ter­net ac­cess point in­cor­po­rated into the dis­play hard­ware - among some other smart fea­tures.

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