VDL’s Core Activities
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, the conversion or extension of mini & midi buses and the purchase and sales of used buses. VDL Bus & Coach consists of multiple bus companies that operate cooperatively in the global market. Manufacturing takes place in Western Europe. VDL Bus & Coach places high value on quality, safety, durability, the environment, low fuel consumption, comfort and low maintenance costs.
In the transition to zero emission transport, VDL Bus & Coach offers turnkey solutions and is not only bus supplier but also system supplier.
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.
For after-sales and maintenance, the customer 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 and coach producers in Europe.
Our Vision and Mission
VDL Bus & Coach is your partner in developing and transitioning to smart and sustainable transport solutions that add value for people. Now and in the future.
We endeavour to find innovative solutions in everything we do. Our concern is always for people and the environment, and we never shy away from pushing boundaries and challenging conventional thinking in order to achieve this.
We always choose the road less travelled, while focusing on our customers’ wishes. We invest in long-term relationships and intensive collaborations that boost the quality of our products even further. Our long-term vision is aimed at continuity, with a strong focus on development and production in Western Europe.
Futura – Where Passion and Experience Come Together
The Futura is the result of our years of experience and passion. And that can be seen in every detail. Every Futura is tailored optimally to the customer’s wishes. So we make coaches that are suitable not only for luxury long-distance journeys, but also for intercity and scheduled services.
Benefits of the Futura
The Futura is efficient, comfortable and contemporary beautiful.
A coach that utilises advanced technology to give maximum Profit of Ownership by combining economical, environmentally friendly and powerful engines with an exceptionally low unladen weight.
Low operational costs and a high capacity make the Futura a profitable long-distance vehicle.
- Innovative lightweight construction – Sandwich panel roof and integral construction.
- Economical drivelines – Sustainable engines with an intelligent gearbox.
- State-of-the-art safety systems – Standard ACC, AEBS, LDWS. DDDS also available.
- Low maintenance costs – Long service intervals.
- Best service – 360° service during all phases of deployment.
- Ideal solution – Tailor-made solution for every customer.
Electric buses are increasingly being used for urban and regional transport. These buses reduce noise nuisance and produce absolutely no emissions of harmful substances during operation. They are also attractive from an operational point of view because of their efficiency. We offer the option of choosing from several different length variants, battery packs and charging systems so that the ideal, optimal combination can be put together for any area of operation without affecting accessibility, interior layout or comfort. Because we want to get the passengers to their destination not just quietly and in an environmentally friendly manner, but also comfortably.
Benefits of the Citea Electric
- Modular technology – Various drive concepts, battery technologies and charging systems.
- Reliable – Proven technologies and excellent service.
- Driving comfort – Easy to handle and very safe.
- Attractive – Dynamic design and comfortable equipment.
Citea Diesel – Always on the Move for Custom Solutions
Every city or region has specific demands relating to public transport. And it is precisely with regard to these demands that we, in conjunction with our customers, find customized solutions. In doing so we help put the public transport of the future in place. With buses that are tailored optimally to the requirements of the area of operation. An innovative lightweight construction and an economical driveline, along with exceptional reliability, make our Citeas efficient and profitable vehicles. So it’s no surprise that these buses are on their way in large numbers to many cities and regions. Or that more and more passenger transport companies have confidence in our expertise.
Facelift Citea LLE Diesel – Tested in wind tunnel
During the tests in the wind tunnel at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), scale models of both the new and old front ends were tested. The aerodynamic design of the new, more sloping bus front significantly reduces drag.
Very few research facilities in the world have anything comparable to the atmospheric wind tunnel on the TU/e campus. It is suitable for two categories of research. Large, stationary obstacles and the air currents they cause in their environment, and vice versa, can be studied on a fairly large scale. There is also aerodynamic research into moving objects, such as cyclists, skaters and cars.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
With the results of the various tests, VDL Bus & Coach has not only worked on weight reduction and aerodynamic improvements, but also on the further optimization and expansion of electrically driven components and the increased service life of important wear parts. This package of measures has resulted in a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as lower repair and maintenance costs.
Safety also has the highest priority at VDL Bus & Coach. One of the options for the facelifted Citea LLE Diesel is the Mobileye Shield+ system. The cameras on the bus warn the driver of traffic dangers. The system features Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian & Cyclist Collision Warning and Blind Spot Detection.
VDL Sales and Services
VDL Bus & Coach is your trusted partner for the purchase of new buses and coaches. At VDL Bus & Coach Used, you’ve come to the right address for used vehicles. Through VDL Bus & Coach Services, we offer a wide range of services tailored to your individual needs. From the supply of spare parts to 24-hour service; from repair and maintenance to training. We can also be of service in the field of financing. High quality and outstanding expertise, but always down-to-earth with a personal touch. Because your business is our business!