VDL Groep is an international industrial and manufacturing company established in 1953. From its head office in Eindhoven, Netherlands, VDL supervises its subsidiaries, which have a high level of autonomy and responsibility for results.

VDL Groep
IndustryDiversified Manufacturing
Founded1953; 69 years ago (1953) by Pieter van der Leegte
HeadquartersEindhoven, Netherlands
Key people
Wim van der Leegte
ProductsCar assembly, Bus, Coach, Finished products and supply
RevenueIncrease 5.0 billion (2017)[1]
Increase €120.2 million (2014)
Increase €153 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
16,137 (2017)[1]

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.

The company was formed in 1953 as Metaalindustrie en Constructiewerkplaats P. van der Leegte by Pieter van der Leegte senior, the father of Wim van der Leegte, president and CEO of the company from 1972 until 2016, hence the name VDL. Today,[when?] Wim v.d. Leegte's youngest son, Willem van der Leegte is the president of the company.[2][3]

VDL companiesEdit

  • VDL Bus & Coach - bus and coach builder based in Valkenswaard.
  • VDL Nedcar - a brand independent car manufacturing plant in Born
  • VDL TIM Hapert - is an international company specialized in the mechanical processing of cast and forging works and welding assemblies, spindles and complete products.
  • VDL ETG - Former Philips precision machine factories, specializes in high tech module development, production and assembly.


  1. ^ a b c "VDL Groep: 2017 is een goed jaar geweest". Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ "VDL - Wim van der Leegte". vdlgroep.com (in Dutch). 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ "VDL - Geschiedenis" [VDL History]. vdlgroep.com (in Dutch). 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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