5652 AW Eindhoven
Postbus 88 11
5605 LV Eindhoven
Phone: +31 40 2925000
Fax: +31 40 2925001
Number of employees > 5000
Sales volume > 500 Mio US $
Year of foundation 1953
Area of business Components, Parts, Original Equipment Manufacturers
Design, Research and Development Services
The establishment in 1953 of ‘Metaalindustrie en Constructiewerkplaats P. van der Leegte’ laid the basis for what today is the VDL Groep. Partly through targeted acquisition – initially in the supply sector and since the nineteen nineties in the finished products sector – the group now encompasses 77 subsidiaries, spread over 14 countries, and a workforce of 7,500.
In the supply industry, VDL is a leader in the fields of metalworking, plastics processing, system supply and surface treatment. The bus and coach division consists of coaches, public transport buses, chassis modules, second-hand buses and mini & midi buses. The finished products sector is extensive: suspension systems for the automotive industry, production automation systems, heating, cooling and air-technical systems, systems for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, sunbeds and roof boxes, container handling equipment, systems for the agricultural sector, cigar-making and packaging machines, production systems for optical media and medical systems.
VDL Groep strives to achieve growth both through acquisitions and autonomous means. This entails a focus on making continuous improvements to its products and production processes. Such a vision imposes a number of preconditions: modern machinery, locations based on good logistics, a critical quality policy and, naturally, a high level of expertise amongst its workforce. Investments made by VDL Groep enable the group to meet customer requirements.
VDL Groep has a flat organisational structure with short policy lines. The company culture is characterised by the shared VDL philosophy of ‘human added value’. This forms the basis for close co-operation between companies within the group.