History

Incorporation

VDL Steelweld was established in 1965 and has since proven to be a reliable and innovative supplier of production systems, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. Over the years, we have established a solid reputation with many European OEMs. In the past few years, we have concentrated on building more structural partnerships with a limited number of customers and we are proud that Ford, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and VDL Nedcar are among our regular clients. In addition to that we recently have welcomed several NEV companies in our customerbase.

Acquisition by VDL Groep

VDL Steelweld joined VDL Group in 1995 and has further diversified since then. For example, we have become active as a supplier of turnkey production automation in many industries in which we can fully exploit our experience of the automotive industry. We have also automated various processes for performing operations on a multitude of products made of metal and plastics. 

Special products

Thanks to our broad technical knowhow, we have also become increasingly involved in development and innovation projects, often in co-operation with other VDL companies. As a result we are recognized today as a leading supplier of "Special Products": for the semiconductor industry, heat and refrigeration technology, process technology, transport technology and other industries. Currently we are focussing on the development of automated vehicles for cargo handling.

Parking systems

VDL Stokvis Parking systems was integrated into VDL Steelweld in 2012. This added fully and semi-automatic parking systems to our offerings, plus a 24/7 service organisation for troubleshooting and maintenance.