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VDL Bus & Coach takes over VDL Bus Danmark

On the 21 June 2012 VDL Bus & Coach has taken over all shares of VDL Bus Danmark A/S. With this takeover, VDL Bus & Coach recognises the importance of the Danish market and the Danish customers. John Lausen is continuing as Managing Director with his present team. VDL Bus & Coach is convinced that, under his expert leadership, sales and after sales activities will be further expanded and optimised. As a 100% subsidiary the new name of this branch will be VDL Bus & Coach Danmark A/S.


Sales of VDL products go back for a long time. Products from the previous VDL brands Jonckheere and BOVA are well known in Denmark since the eighties. In 2004 Jonckheere Danmark A/S was founded. In 2005 the name changed to VDL Bus Danmark A/S.

In only 5 years VDL Bus Danmark delivered 300 vehicles including the 100th Ambassador. The milestone of the 100th Ambassador was reached in only 3 years time. This sets high expectations for its successor the Citea LLE.


“This takeover is a logical step in our strategy to be present in key markets. We are proud to further built on the basis that has been established in the cooperation between VDL Bus Danmark and VDL Bus & Coach in recent years. We look forward to further intensifying our activities in the Danish market together”, commented Rémi Henkemans, Managing Director VDL Bus & Coach.

John Lausen added, “We look forward to becoming a full member of the VDL Bus & Coach family which is a natural result of our good and long-term relationship. I am convinced that our customers will also appreciate to entrust their bus and coach orders with a strong cooperation partner like VDL Bus & Coach”.


The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium. VDL Bus & Coach places high value on quality, safety, durability, the environment, low fuel consumption, comfort and low maintenance costs. 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. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions. For after-sales and maintenance, the client 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 producers in Europe.


VDL Bus & Coach is part of the VDL Groep. VDL Groep, with its head office in Eindhoven, is an international company focused on the development, production and sales of semi-manufactured products, buses & coaches and finished products. In total, the group, with more than 7,400 employees, consists of 80 subsidiaries spread over 17 countries. The strength of the VDL lies in the mutual co-operation between the companies.