Strength through cooperation. This is the basis of VDL Groep, an international industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 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 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. With approximately 15,000 employees, VDL Groep operates in 19 countries. The group comprises 105 operating companies, each with its own specialism, that work together intensively. In 2019, VDL’s combined annual sales amounted to EUR 5,780 billion.
Koninklijke DSM is a global company working in the scientific fields of health, nutrition and sustainable living. DSM aims to improve the quality of life for all. With its products and solutions, DSM is addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges, while creating economic, environmental and social value for all its stakeholders, customers, employees, shareholders and society as a whole. DSM provides innovative solutions for food, animal nutrition, personal care and flavours, medical equipment, green products and applications, as well as new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its affiliates generate net annual sales of approximately EUR 10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam.
Managing Director Dutch PPE Solutions
“Two innovative, socially involved, Dutch companies joining forces, that’s strength through cooperation.”