VDL Groep Acquires Van Hool, Partners with ABC Companies


Roman Cornell (left) and Willem van der Leegte

ABC Companies announces the acquisition of the Van Hool brand motorcoach division by VDL Groep, coupled with a 10-year exclusive distribution agreement. The acquisition by VDL marks a significant step toward diversifying and enhancing Van Hool production capabilities and customer offerings at ABC Companies. The Van Hool brand and its current models will join the existing VDL portfolio of motorcoach and transit/low floor offerings.

“The acquisition and continued partnership with VDL Groep represents a pivotal evolution for ABC Companies, fortifying our market offerings and reinforcing our role as industry leaders in supporting our customers and adopting advanced transportation technologies,” said Roman Cornell, CEO of ABC Companies. “This collaboration not only enhances our capabilities but aligns with our commitment to innovation, customer service, and quality, ensuring we meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

“Our mission extends beyond manufacturing advanced vehicles; we are dedicated to improving connectivity and environmental sustainability through our products,” said Willem van der Leegte, president and CEO of VDL Groep. “Partnering with ABC Companies leads to strength through cooperation for both companies in terms of markets and product portfolios.”