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OUR VISION AND MISSION

Vision

VDL Bus & Coach is your partner in developing and transitioning to smart and sustainable transport solutions that add value for people. Now and in the future.

Mission

We endeavour to find innovative solutions in everything we do. Our concern is always for people and the environment, and we never shy away from pushing boundaries and challenging conventional thinking in order to achieve this.

We always choose the road less travelled, while focusing on our customers' wishes. We invest in long-term relationships and intensive collaborations that boost the quality of our products even further. Our long-term vision is aimed at continuity, with a strong focus on development and production in Western Europe.

Core activities

The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales of a wide range of buses and coaches, the conversion or extension of mini & midi buses and the purchase and sales of used buses. VDL Bus & Coach consists of multiple bus companies that operate cooperatively in the global market. Manufacturing takes place in Western Europe. VDL Bus & Coach places high value on quality, safety, durability, the environment, low fuel consumption, comfort and low maintenance costs.

In the transition to zero emission transport, VDL Bus & Coach offers turnkey solutions and is not only bus supplier but also system supplier.

Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries.

For after-sales and maintenance, the customer can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations. An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible. VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus and coach producers in Europe.

Core values

Future-oriented

… is our vision on sustainability, the environment, digital developments and new passenger transport initiatives. It is also about how we do more than delivering buses alone. We see what the world wants and can adapt and be inventive to meet these new trends.

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Reliable

… is about how we can act as a partner together with our stakeholders and help them in a fast-changing world with many new developments. But it’s also about the undisputed quality that we deliver in answering every demand.

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Flexible

… is about the fact that every situation and demand is different and the way we deal with this. The uniqueness and strength in tailor-made solutions is how we offer flexible solutions for specific situations, rather than standard options.

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The Futura has been a household name in the coach world since 1982.

VDL Bus & Coach introduced the first electric bus (Citea) to the market in 2013. Since then, over 100 million electric kilometres have been driven in various European cities.

Brand values

VDL Bus & Coach operates according to 4 brand values that explain clearly who we area, what we stand for and why we do what we do:

  • Profit of Ownership
  • Attracting People
  • Driving & Handling
  • Pride of Ownership

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Move. Together.

The world is changing, and the mobility of people is becoming ever more important. How can we make the move to more sustainable transport together, while not losing sight of profitability and efficiency? In short, towards new, smart, future-proof transport solutions?

At VDL Bus & Coach we have a clear vision for the future of mobility and are constantly on the move to flexibly anticipate emerging trends. We understand what moves our customers and listen to their wishes. This results in tailor-made, turnkey transport solutions, with consideration for people and the environment, which we implement together with our partners.

Every situation is different. Therefore, we develop buses and coaches that are just as unique as our customers and their passengers, and which optimally meet the needs and requirements. Not standard products, but rather flexible solutions for specific situations. With an eye for safety, as well as comfort and luxury. Not just for the passengers, but for the driver too. This is how we make a difference for tomorrow, today.

VDL BUS & COACH: PART OF VDL GROEP

Strength through cooperation. This is the basis of VDL Groep, an international industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This business was established in 1953 by Pieter van der Leegte. Initially, VDL Groep specialised in metalworking. When his son Wim van der Leegte took over the company in 1966, the company started specialising in high-tech supplies to industries such as the semiconductor industry, later adding plastics processing and the development, production and sale of buses and coaches to its portfolio. VDL Groep is a major player in the fields of subcontracting and semi-finished products and manufactures its own finished products, such as suspension systems, automated car plant systems, heat exchangers and container handling equipment. With VDL Nedcar in Born, it has the only car plant in the Netherlands where serial assembly for third parties takes place.

VDL Groep innovates through a combination of professionalism, entrepreneurship and high-quality machines. The group of companies combines the strength of a multinational with the flat organisation structure and open, informal working atmosphere of a family business where growth opportunities and continuity take precedence. The third Van der Leegte family generation has been at the group’s helm since 2016. VDL Groep has over 15,000 employees and operates in 20 countries. The group comprises 105 operating companies, each with its own specialism, working together intensively. In 2020 the combined annual turnover was 4.686 billion euros.


Additional information: www.vdlgroep.com

CODE OF CONDUCT

VDL Bus & Coach is part of the stable and financially strong Dutch family business, VDL Groep. An open corporate culture and short lines of communication contribute to exceptional decisiveness. Our approach is to always be forward-looking and innovative in finding and implementing even more environmentally friendly and efficient solutions. Solutions that go beyond just supplying buses and coaches. 

To achieve this, we think differently. And we take a different approach. We have built up a reputation as a brand over a long period of time. This also means that we set the bar high and set high standards for ourselves. 

Our Code of Conduct describes what we expect of our employees, how we live up to our corporate values, how we do business and what our responsibility is with regard to environment and society. 

Download the VDL Bus & Coach Code of Conduct.

ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY

Corporate social responsibility

VDL Bus & Coach sees Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an integral part of its overall corporate policy. This means that CSR aspects are taken into account in the decisions taken in respect of organisational, process and technical matters. This is fully in line with the CSR policy of VDL Groep.

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Working at VDL

VDL Bus & Coach is an international manufacturer of buses, coaches and mini and midi buses. Every day, our employees work to achieve a perfect product range and a growing market share. We are looking for motivated employees with an interest in the automotive industry. People who like getting things done and enjoy working together to achieve the best possible result. In an international company with an informal atmosphere. 

For more information about working at VDL in the Netherlands and Belgium, please visit
www.vdlgroep.com/en/careers-at-vdl. 

For more information about vacancies at the various European locations of VDL Bus & Coach, please contact the relevant local organisation.

 

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