Strength through cooperation. That is the cornerstone of VDL Groep, the international industrial family business headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1953 by Pieter van der Leegte. Initially VDL Groep specialised in metalworking. Later, when his son Wim van der Leegte took over the company, the portfolio was expanded to include plastics processing, the development, manufacture and sales of buses and coaches, and high‑tech subcontracting for the semiconductor industry and others.
Today VDL Groep is a major player in the subcontracting and semi-finished products sectors, produces its own finished products, such as suspension systems, is active in automotive factory automation, builds heat exchangers and container handling systems, and the family business owns VDL Nedcar in Born, the Netherlands’ only large passenger car assembly factory, which carries out assembly line production of cars for third parties.
VDL Groep innovates through a combination of craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and high‑quality machinery. The group of companies combines the strength of a multinational with the flat organisation and open, informal working atmosphere of a family business where priority is given to growth opportunities and continuity.
VDL Groep operates with almost 15,000 employees in 20 countries. The group comprises more than 100 operating companies, each with its own speciality, which work together intensively. The combined annual turnover in 2020 was 4,7 billion euros.
Working at VDL
Working at VDL means working in a high-tech environment for different markets such as the semiconductor industry, the automotive industry, the medical sector, solar, the energy market and the food industry. We are always looking for people who are keen to develop both themselves and the VDL Groep. We have several jobs in a wide variety of sectors and levels, from production to management positions: project management, engineering, purchasing, sales, logistics, quality, automation, maintenance and production (such as machining, electrical engineering, welding, assembly).
VDL is a company that has both feet on the (shop) floor. An informal, open atmosphere, not being afraid of hard work, working with others and having the courage to be enterprising are characteristics that are part of the VDL Groep’s no-nonsense culture. You will be given every opportunity to display your results-orientated approach due to the high degree of autonomy and responsibility you will get in your job.