Interest in Van Hool parts after bankruptcy

There are interested parties, reports De Tijd.

Van Hool, an independent manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, remains determined in its pursuit of a sustainable future despite recent challenges.

Co-CEO Marc Zwaaneveld adheres to the target date of March 31, 2024 to provide a solution in some form that guarantees as many activities and employment as possible at Van Hool. The company reports this on its website.

However, it is certain that Van Hool’s bankruptcy is inevitable, reports business newspaper De Tijd. This raises the question of which parts are interesting for a possible buyer after the bankruptcy.

According to De Tijd, a trailer division and a joint venture for coaches in the United States are the most attractive components. Two names of takeover candidates are circulating.

It is known that industrial entrepreneur Guido Dumarey is interested in (parts of) the bus manufacturer. Dumarey became known with industrial group Punch International. Last year he bought Woodall Nicholson in Britain, a manufacturer of smaller buses that had run into problems.

Van Hool’s crisis manager Zwaaneveld also said in De Standaard on Tuesday that the Dutch industrial conglomerate VDL, together with another foreign company, is in the running to take over one or more parts.

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