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VDL Groep takes over tbp electronics

VDL Groep takes over tbp electronics


VDL Groep strengthens its position as an industrial partner in electronics. The family business with its head office in Eindhoven has taken over tbp electronics. tbp’s core activities involve assembly and production services of electronics for, among others, the industrial, medical and telecommunications sectors, all important sectors in which VDL is already active.

tbp electronics is a profitable company that employs 133 employees, generates more than 30 million euros in annual turnover and has branches in both Dirksland (province of South Holland) and on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. The highly automated production process takes place at the headquarters on the Goeree-Overflakkee delta island, whereas the engineering and design of the test equipment are realised in Eindhoven. The company assembles and supplies printed circuit board assemblies (pcbas), they are pcbs with electronic components. 

Broadening portfolio
President and CEO of VDL Groep, Willem van der Leegte: “Our ambition is to be a one-stopshop industrial partner. With the activities of tbp in our ranks, we’re taking a major step forward in the field of electronics assembly. We assume that this new combination offers added value for our customers, especially with our activities in the field of high-quality mechanics. In addition, tbp is active in many industries in which VDL is also active, such as the semiconductor, medical, telecommunications and defence sectors.”

tbp founder Ton Plooy (70): “VDL Groep being the result of our search for a suitable takeover company is fantastic. VDL meets our requirements and wishes in the broadest sense of the word. The presence of VDL Groep in the high-quality manufacturing industry in particular and the fact that VDL is a Dutch family business very much appeals to us, as well as that it forms a perfect fit with our corporate culture. This takeover guarantees the continuity of tbp electronics.”

As part of the transfer, Ton Plooy will remain involved with tbp for another year. Joost van Haperen (35) has been appointed director at tbp electronics. Van Haperen has worked at VDL Steelweld for nine years, where he has been responsible for project management and engineering, among other things

About tbp electronics

As an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, tbp electronics offers integrated services in the field of printed circuit board assemblies (pcba’s). Thanks to design optimisation in the fields of manufacturability, testability, supply flexibility and costs, clients benefit from the highest product value and best value of ownership, resulting in maximum production efficiency and maximum quality. tbp stands for the business of perfection. tbp’s strength lies in its involvement in the earliest design stage. The company is also able to build prototypes quickly and is a specialist in supply chain management, smart industry, test engineering and cabinet construction.

With more than 130 employees, tbp has been servicing clients for over four decades, in various sectors, including the semiconductor, industrial, oil & gas, construction, telecommunications and ICT sectors, media and entertainment, medical, aerospace, smart farming, shipping, defence and the offshore sector. The company has all the necessary certifications with regard to quality, process control, the environment, the medical field, defence and aerospace. tbp is located in Dirksland on the GoereeOverflakkee delta island (province of South Holland) and on the Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. 

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Meer informatie: www.tbp.nl.

About VDL Groep

Strength through cooperation. This is the basis of VDL Groep, an international industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This business was established in 1953 by Pieter van der Leegte. Initially, VDL Groep specialised in metalworking. When his son Wim van der Leegte took over the company in 1966, the company started specialising in high-tech subcontracting in industries such as the semiconductor industry, later adding plastics processing and the development, production, and selling of buses and coaches to its portfolio. VDL Groep is a major player in the fields of subcontracting and semi-finished products and manufactures its own finished products, such as suspension systems, automated car plant systems, heat exchangers and container handling equipment. With VDL Nedcar in Born, it has the only car plant in the Netherlands where serial assembly for third parties takes place. 

VDL Groep innovates through a combination of professionalism, entrepreneurship and high-quality machines. The group of companies combines the strength of a multinational with the flat organisation and open, informal working atmosphere of a family business where growth opportunities and continuity take precedence. The third Van der Leegte family generation has been at the group’s helm since 2016. VDL Groep has over 15,000 employees and operates in 20 countries. The group comprises 107 operating companies, each with its own specialism, that work together intensively. In 2019, VDL’s combined annual sales amounted to 5.780 billion euros.

More information: www.vdlgroep.com

For additional information, please contact:
VDL Groep – Communications Department – Telephone +31 (0)40 292 50 00
Miel Timmers, Spokesperson – Mobile +31 (0)6 14 76 70 66

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