Van Hool

MachinesIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2017

Van Hool

Van Hool is a Belgian independent manufacturer of buses, touring coaches and industrial vehicles. The company was founded in 1947 and is established in Koningshooikt. The vast majority of the production is intended for Europe and America.

Van Hool has over 4000 employees worldwide, the largest share of whom work in the production sites in Koningshooikt and Bree (Belgium), as well as in Skopje (Macedonia). For over 65 years, Van Hool has had a reputation for designing and building high quality, state-of-the-art customized products.

In 2012 the company from Koningshooikt made an investment worth EUR 25 million for a new factory in Macedonia.

“The country, although not a member of the EU, is nevertheless very European oriented. The favourable investment climate, together with the working conditions and the skills of the highly-motivated workforce, prompted us to make an investment”, explains CEO Filip Van Hool.