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VDL Bus & Coach: part of VDL Groep

VDL Groep, with its head office in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), is an international industrial company focused on the development, production and sales of semi-finished products, buses & coaches and other finished products and the assembly of cars. Since the founding in 1953 this family-owned company has grown to include 94 operating companies, spread over 19 countries with more than 15,000 employees and an annual turnover of 3.2 billion euros in 2016. The strength of VDL Groep lies in the mutual cooperation between the companies.

In the subcontracting division, VDL specializes in metalworking, mechatronic systems and system supply, plastics processing and surface treatment. The car assembly division includes the production of passenger cars for third parties. The bus & coach division includes chassis & chassis modules, coaches, public transport buses, mini & midi buses, special projects and second-hand buses. The finished products division comprises suspension systems for the automotive industry, heating, cooling and air-technical systems, production automation systems, systems for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, systems for the agricultural sector, sunbeds, roof boxes, container handling equipment, waste handling vehicles, cigar-making and packaging machines, components for bulk handling and dust extraction installations and systems for explosion and fire protection.

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises

Founded in 1958 by two brothers, the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group is among the most well-respected family company names in the UAE. The management of the Group’s companies is undertaken by Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE). Employing over 16,000 people and over 40 nationalities, the ANGE business focus covers civil engineering, building and MEP, as well as representing a diverse portfolio of global brands in the transportation, travel, electrical and furniture and fit-out arenas. We wholeheartedly engage in sustainability at every level in our organisation, starting from the very top, and we acknowledge the vital role it has to play in any organisation looking to a successful future.