Van Hool – Vehicle Manufacturer
Van Hool was founded in 1947 by Bernard van Hool in Koningshooikt, near Lier in Belgium. In the early years, Van Hool introduced series production and exported their products all over Europe, as well as the North American market since the mid-1980s. Today, Van Hool manufactures around 1,400 buses and coaches and as many as 3,000 commercial vehicles annually, of which 80% are exported worldwide. With a workforce of over 4,500, Van Hool is a major European bus manufacturer, offering a complete range of buses for public transport for international markets, ranging from a nine meter long midi bus to a 25 meter double-articulated low floor bus.