It all started in June 1926, when the company founder, Paul Blagusz, received a license to trade in eggs, butter, poultry, game, fruit and mushrooms - just three years later, the trader became a delivery company. While the vehicle fleet initially continued to grow, operations had to cease during World War II after the German Wehrmacht confiscated all vehicles. In 1942, Blagusz managed to keep three trucks ready for urgent commercial deliveries.
However, after the war ended in 1945, all vehicles were seized and confiscated by the Russian Allied Forces. During the period of reconstruction, Paul Blagusz sees the future of the company in scheduled flights, and the focus shifts to passenger transport. Today's "Blaguss Reisen GmbH" is finally founded in May 1970.
Blaguss already paved the way for national and international scheduled routes in the 1970s with many ideas and great ideas. As a result, the company and gains a reputation in the industry, including in Eastern Europe. In addition, the tourism and transportation businesses gradually became intertwined - travel agencies, charter bus rentals, scheduled routes, and then the operation of the Vienna International Bus Terminal were also part of the company portfolio. Since then, Blaguss has been a strong player in the transport and travel industry, with several locations, especially in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
In 1999, Blaguss was the first bus company to receive the "Bus OK. driver OK. everything OK." quality and safety seal from the Transport Safety Council and ÖAMTC. At Blaguss, quality and safety have always been the primary concerns, which is why Blaguss bus drivers regularly attend driving technology courses and safety seminars - far beyond what is required by law. With an average vehicle age of only two years, the company has one of Europe's safest and most modern bus fleet.
The fact that Blaguss has always had a spirit of innovation has been proven not least in dealing with the topics of sustainability, ecology and Covid-19. All buses meet the highest ecological requirements of the Euro VI standard, which has enabled to reduce their CO2 and NOx emissions by 87% and 97% since the 1990s.
In the meantime, the 3rd generation family company under the management of cousins Thomas and Paul Blaguss with its employees is a shining example of corporate success. The Blaguss fleet is one of the most modern and safest bus fleets in Europe. Bus rental with drivers is just one of the many services that Blaguss offers among its wide range of services. Even though the travel industry has been temporarily shut down by the corona virus, things are now really moving full throttle towards a future that is fun to travel on. The Blaguss story goes back a long way and set the company on a path to success that it is still on today - but it is far from over.
Blaguss Agora Hungary Kft. is the Hungarian member of the BLAGUSS company group. The Blagusz family has always been dedicated to providing services in Hungary, which is why they created the Blaguss-Volánbusz travel agency. The family business also played a significant role in the launch of the Budapest-Vienna-Budapest bus route, which is of big importance.
The tradition therefore led the company group into the 21st century, when our company, the Sopron-based Blaguss Agora Hungary Kft. was funded.
Blaguss Agora Hungary Kft. is headquartered in Sopron, started operating in October 2008. In 2012, a large-scale investment was made, as a result we created a modern bus site on nearly 6,000 m2, where our offices, a well-equipped mechanic workshop, an automatic bus wash and our own gas station were located.
Following the development of the parent company, our company embarked on the path of gradual, safe growth and reached its ideal fleet size of nearly 130-140 buses, which is constantly expanding and at the same time getting younger.
The activity made it necessary for the company to have an increasingly extensive presence, as a result of which we established our branches in Budapest and Győr. During the expansion, we rented offices in Budapest and Győr, from where we coordinate the activities.
In 2019, we made another investment in Győr. At the end of the year, we opened our own premise on 2,000 m2 with offices, an automatic bus wash, and parking spaces, in order to serve our customers even more professionally.
In June 2021, we successfully won the tender for public transport in Szombathely, so from January 2022 we will provide services in this area in Szombathely for 10 years. We started the service with a fleet of 33 new Mercedes class modern, flat-floor buses with EURO 6 environmental protection.
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We now provide our high-quality services in the bus passenger transport segment managed from these 4 locations. The company management and colleagues working as a team have invested a lot of work in making Blaguss services more and more widely available in Hungary.
Advantages of the introduction of MSZ EN ISO 9001:2015
- with the MSZ EN ISO 9001:2015 system the operation of our company is more regulated
- processes become transparent through quality management
- the work of subordinates can be monitored
- thanks to MSZ EN ISO 9001:2015, the responsibilities related to the tasks are clear
- process-based management reduces the rate of faulty service
- the products and services of the MSZ EN ISO 9001:2015 certified company are recognized on all markets
- the value of the certified company increases, because of this, customer trust is strengthened
- increases the customer focus of our company
By building, certifying and maintaining the MSZ EN ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system
- our company can comply with environmental regulations, we can avoid fines
- we can work cost-effectively by reducing environmental risks
- material and energy consumption is reduced
- pollutant emissions and the amount of waste are reduced
- the social and market perception of our company improves due to an environment-oriented strategy
- our company complies with tenders and supplier requirements
- the continuous development of the company and the management's commitment to environmental protection is confirmed and supported
The MSZ EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System combines the expectations of customers, the public and civilians in a uniform and easily transparent system, therefore it provides competitive advantages over competitors even in the first period of implementation.