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Agrotrends November edition!

The
 November edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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Agrotrends October edition!

The
 October edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends 2017

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Saudi Agriculture 2017

Saudi Agriculture 2017

Visit us at the Saudi Agriculture 2017 exhibition.
Stand 621-2.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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Closure during the summer holidays 2017.

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “unpleasant surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

Week 30: Adapted work force occupation.
Week 31/32: Office and warehouse are closed.
Week 33: Adapted work force occupation.

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 VIV Turkey 2017

VIV Turkey 2017

Visit us at the VIV Turkey exhibition.
Stand F01.

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@grotrends March edition!

The
 March edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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VIV Asia 2017
VIV Asia 2017
Visit us at the VIV Asia 2017 exhibition.
15 – 17 March 2017.
Bangkok, Thailand.
Stand 2770, Hall 98.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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 Close-down during the holidays and (year)"closing”

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

26.12.2016: Closed.
27.12.2016 – 30.12.2016: Adapted work force occupation.
From 02.01.2017: Our usual office hours.

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EuroTier 2016

EuroTier 2014

Visit us at the EuroTier 2016 exhibition.
Hall 3, stand A55.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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Closure during the summer holidays 2016.

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “unpleasant surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

Week 31: Adapted work force occupation.
Week 32/33: Office and warehouse are closed.
Week 34: Adapted work force occupation.

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Indo Livestock 2016

Indo Livestock 2016

Visit us at the Indo Livestock 2016 exhibition.
27 – 29 July 2016
Jakarta Convention Center
Jakarta, Indonesia 
Stand A36

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@grotrends May edition!

The
 May edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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@grotrends March edition!

The
March edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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ILDEX Vietnam 2016

Ildex Vietnam 2016

Visit us at the  ILDEX Vietnam 2016 exhibition.
23 – 25 March 2016
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center
Vietnam
Stand F6

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AgroWorld 2016

AgroWorld 2016

Visit us at the AgroWorld 2016 exhibition.
16 – 18 March 2016
UzExpocentre
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Stand A34

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VIV MEA 2016

VIV MEA

Visit us at the VIV MEA 2016 exhibition.
15 – 17 February 2016
ADNEC
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Stand B049

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AgroFarm 2016

AgroFarm 2016

Visit us at the AgroFarm 2016 exhibition.
Stand L19.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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 Close-down during the holidays and (year)"closing”

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

21.12.2015 – 24.12.2015: Adapted work force occupation.
28.12.2015 – 31.12.2015: Office and warehouse are closed.
From 04.01.2016: Our usual office hours.

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@grotrends November edition!

The
November edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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Windstreek

12th November was a beautiful day on the occasion of the opening of the brand new sustainable broiler house concept the Windstreek.

Windstreek

The Windstreek uses the innovative broiler feed pan the Valenta and the brand new broiler micro climate cap the BrooDy, that provides shelter for the broilers in their first weeks.

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Reflex

The Reflex is a new spinfeeder developed by VDL Agrotech for rearing of broiler breeder parent and grandparent stock. (males and females).The Reflex spinfeeder enables you to operate on highly accurate restricted feeding from age 2 weeks to the end of the rearing period.

Reflex

The unique design spinning disc, speed adjustable with a frequency controller, spreads the feed evenly over an area of 7 - up to 25 meters diameter. The Reflex is available supported with a rollaway support or suspended.

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Saudi Agriculture 2015

Saudi Agriculture 2015

Visit us at the Saudi Agriculture 2015 exhibition.
Stand 621-2.

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SwineExpo

SwineExpo

Visit us at the SwineExpo exhibition.
Stand G26, Hall M.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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Closure during the summer holidays 2015.

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “unpleasant surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

Week 30: Adapted work force occupation.
Week 31/32: Office and warehouse are closed.
Week 33: Adapted work force occupation.

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@grotrends June edition!

The
June edition of @grotrends newsletter is online.

AgroTrends

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VIV Turkey 2015

VIV Turkey

Visit us at the VIV Turkey exhibition.
Stand F01.

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VIV Russia 2015

VIV Russia

Visit us at the VIV Russia 2015 exhibition.
Stand 8.27.E1.

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 Sipsa 2015

Sipsa 2015

Visit us at the Sipsa 2015 exhibition.
14 – 17 May 2015.
Palais des Exostitions d'Alger.
Mohammadia, Algeria.
Booth 30, Pavilion U.

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Agroworld Uzbekistan 2015
AgroWorld 2015
Visit us at the Agroworld 2015 exhibition.
25 – 27 March 2015.
Uzexpocentre.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Stand A34, Hall 1.

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 Agra Middle East 2015

AgraME 2015

16 – 18 March 2015
Dubai International Exhibition Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Stand S2C52

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VIV Asia 2015
VIV Asia 2015
Visit us at the VIV Asia 2015 exhibition.
11 – 13 March 2015.
Bangkok, Thailand.
Stand A075, Hall 106.

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 International Production and Processing Expo

International Production and Processing Expo

Visit us at the IPPE exhibition.
27 - 29 January 2015.
Hall C, Booth C9212.

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We're open!

The holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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 Close-down during the holidays and (year)"closing”

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “unexpected surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

22, 23 & 24.12.2014: Adapted work force occupation.
24.12.2014 – 04.01.2015: Office and warehouse are closed down.
From 05.01.2015: Our usual office hours.

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@grotrends November edition!
AgroTrends November

The
 November edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.

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EuroTier 2014

EuroTier 2014

Visit us at the EuroTier 2014 exhibition.
Hall 11, stand 11D60.

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Vietstock 2014 Expo & Forum

Vietstock 2014 Expo & Forum


Visit us at the Saudi Agriculture exhibition.
stand F226.

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Saudi Agriculture

Saudi Agriculture

Visit us at the Saudi Agriculture exhibition.
Hall 2, Booth 611-2.

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We're open!

The summer holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

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Closure during the summer holidays 2014.

With the approaching holidays VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to make sure that you have the disposal of the necessary goods. To avoid any “unpleasant surprises”, the timetable mentioned below will be effective. We kindly request you to take in consideration, that in the given timetable we proceed with an adapted work-force.

VDL Groep & VDL Agrotech

Week 30: Adapted work force occupation.
Week 31/32: Office and warehouse are closed.
Week 33: Adapted work force occupation.

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Thursday June 5, René van der Muuren climbed the Alpe d'Huez under the motto 'Giving up is not an option'.

Alpe d'HuZes is a Dutch initiative that is held in France. The goal is to bring as much sponsorship as possible for the KWF(Dutch Cancer Society). Cyclists and runners are organized into teams and try to climb the Alpe d'Huez as much as possible.

Dutch Poultry Centre Alpe D'huZes Team
Dutch Poultry Centre Alpe D'huZes Team.

Rene was in the team of the Dutch Poultry Centre, the team representing the Dutch poultry industry during the Alpe d'HuZes and consists of the following members: Geert van Tilburg(Marel), Gerrit van der Linde(Heering), Theo Hoen, Joost Winters and John Kox(All form the Vencomatic Group) and Diederik Fetter(Hotraco Group).

 Together over the finish line
Together over the finish line.

The team is part of the BIG Challenge. BIG Challenge is an initiative of Herman Houweling. He initiated this action in 2009, together with the Dutch pig farming industry to raise money for research for the terrible disease of cancer. With over 4900 participants René van der Muuren climbed the Alpe d'Huez last Thursday.

Rene van der Muuren
Rene van der Muuren.

Rene succeeded six times to climb the Alpe d'Huez and completed the promised amount within the sponsorship he collected. We would like to thank all the sponsors and everyone who purchased the 'Chicks are Cool' t-shirt. We also want to thank the organization and volunteers of the BIG Challenge for their good efforts, care and support.

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The new versatile broiler feedpan! The Valènta!

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@grotrends May edition!

The
 May edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.

@groTrends May

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@grotrends April edition!

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 April edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.

@groTrends April

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@grotrends February edition!

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February edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.

@groTrends February

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@grotrends December 2013 edition!

The last version of the @grotrends newsletter of 2013 is online.

Agrotrends December

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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@grotrends November edition!

The
November edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.

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60 Years VDL Groep

In 1953, with the establishment of ‘Metaalindustrie en Constructiewerkplaats P. van der Leegte’, the foundation was laid for what is now VDL Groep (Van Der Leegte Groep).

Wim van der Leegte with our colleagues from VDL Bus
Wim van der Leegte with our colleagues from VDL Bus

The company in Eindhoven was founded by Pieter van der Leegte senior, father of the current president/director and owner Wim van der Leegte. The first clients were Philips, the former employer of Pieter van der Leegte, and DAF Trucks. The work tasks of the first five employees consisted of turning, milling and drilling as well as punching, welding and soldering in series production.

 First building in Eindhoven
First building in Eindhoven

Household articles
In the early 1960s, Pieter van der Leegte began developing his own products: washing machines and oil heaters. In 1962, upon receiving a large order for Honda chain guards, the decision was made to move to Hapert. The order, however, turned out not to be as large as expected. Subsequently, new finished products were brought to market: stainless steel household articles such as bed warmers, egg cups, butter dishes, etc.

Pieter van der Leegte senior
Pieter van der Leegte senior

From father to son
For various reasons, Pieter van der Leegte had a burnout in the summer of 1966. Pieter’s oldest son, Wim van der Leegte, just 19 years old and studying at the technical college at the time, became involved in the company as a student on work placement.* Within three months he was running the company. In 1972 Wim assumed ownership of all his father’s shares.

Production hall in Hapert
Production hall in Hapert

Back to being a supplier
Because the production of stainless steel household articles in the Netherlands became increasingly difficult, in 1976 the company once again began concentrating on serving as a supplier. In 1977 an open management model with a non-hierarchical structure was introduced. The company ran so well with these new organizational changes that Wim van der Leegte sought a new challenge: assuming control of poorly operating companies. Consequently, in 1979, a first takeover served as the first step towards dynamic growth. The name of the parent company was changed to VD Leegte Metaal.

Rini Vermeulen, Wim van der Leegte, Wim Maathuis & Lau Pas. 1984.
Rini Vermeulen, Wim van der Leegte, Wim Maathuis & Lau Pas. 1984

Growth of VDL Groep
In 1984 the group consisted of five companies. A general management was formed, as well as a board of commissioners with Pieter van der Leegte as chairman. Sadly, the founder of VDL Groep passed away on 22 January 1991. In 1993, VDL Groep made its entry into the bus and coach world with the takeover of DAF Bus International. And with the takeover of production automation company Steelweld the finished products division was significantly expanded. In 1966 the group consisted of 20 companies, with 2,000 employees, and attained a turnover of 200 million euros. In the same year, the headquarters was opened in Eindhoven. The group continues to grow and two large takeovers follow in the bus and coach sector. In 1998 the Berkhof Jonckheere Groep was taken over as was BOVA in 2003. In November of that year there was a grand celebration of the VDL Groep’s 50th anniversary. In 2006, Philips Enabling Technologies Group was taken over; this was the largest takeover in the VDL Groep’s history. The circle is complete: Pieter van der Leegte senior once began his career as a toolmaker at the company when it was still called Philips Machinefabrieken. In 2012, VDL Groep wins the prestigious King Willem I Prize in the category of 'Large enterprise'. With the acquisition of NedCar at the end of 2012 VDL is the only major automaker in the Netherlands. As an independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar assembles cars for third parties.

Willem 1 prijs
Mr. Prof. dr. K.H.W. Knot, his royal highness Prince of Orange Willem-Alexander & Wim van der Leegte

Ready for the future
Today VDL Groep is a trend-setter in the supplies sector, the only large automaker and bus manufacturer in the Netherlands and a producer of a whole range of finished products. The common thread found throughout is the combination of metal and technology. The enterprise began in 1953 with five employees and a modest turnover and grew to become a conglomerate of 82 operating companies, with more than 8,800 employees, and a turnover of 1,756 million euros in 2012. But even today, VDL Groep is a regular family company, in which the new generation – Wim van der Leegte’s three children – prepare for the future.

VDL Team
VDL Team

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AgroExpoSiberia 2013

Visit us at the AgroExpoSiberia 2013 exhibition.
Pavilion B, Booth B325.

AgroExpoSiberia 2013

From 29 October to 1 November 2013.

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@grotrends September edition!

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September edition of the @grotrends newsletter is online.



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Yes... We're open!

The summer holidays are over, we are ready to serve you!

We’re open

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Summer Holiday closing 2013

Summer holidays are approaching. To make sure that you will get your orders in time, VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to guarantee delivery of the necessary goods.
To avoid any 'unpleasant surprises', please note that VDL Agrotech will be closed from Juli 22 until August 2 (week 30 and 31) for summer holidays.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you a nice summer!

CORRECTION
: in our
@grotrends newsletter, we mentioned the wrong week numbers, namely week 31 and 32. This should be week 30 and 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Review VIV Russia 2013

VDL Agrotech exhibited at VIV Russia with their representative Peja International on May 21-23, 2013.





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VIV Azië 2013

13 - 15 March 2013
VIV 2013 was an excellent show for VDL Agrotech.

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New website VDL Agrotech

Look and feel are more modern and products are classified by categories. The dealer portal has been specially designed for VDL Agrotech dealers in order to download manuals and flyers.

We are looking forward to your comments. Please send your message by the contact form.

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Successful Eurotier 2012

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