Strength through co-operation. VDL Belgium

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1 Strength through co-operation VDL Belgium

2 VDL Belgium Bending is a special discipline. VDL Belgium is the inventor of patented techniques for bending and producing pipes. We were one of the first specialists to be able to bend pipes with a bending radius of 0.8 x diameter, for pipes with a diameter of 8 to 155 mm. To be able to apply bend-in-bend and push-bending techniques at various levels, we created and modified machines and tools to our own specifications. In short, we are continuously finding new solutions to technical problems.

3 Optimal partner VDL Belgium is one of Europe s leading suppliers of sheet-metal working and tube bending. We apply the highest standards of quality and delivery. We are familiar with all types of operations, from simple to extremely complex assignments, including sheet-metal, tube and welding work. In addition we can use a wide variety of materials, including ferritic and austenitic stainless steel, aluminium, copper alloys and coated or normal steel tubes starting from a wall thickness of 1 mm. Optimal price We are committed to cost-effective production. We are aware of the importance that our markets, namely the truck and heavy duty industries, attach to a good cost level. We anticipate this by cooperating with your development department at an early stage, so that we can optimise the technical and economical properties of your draft or design. You always benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience.

4 Optimal quality Only maximum accuracy will do. Our quality is guaranteed by a quality assurance system according to ISO9002 and TS16949, under application of the specific digital, analogue and statistical measuring techniques. Production is intensively monitored through measuring with specific 3D measuring tables for products out of steel-plates and tubes. Optimal delivery performance Between the moment when you submit your first plan and the moment when we send you our invoice, communication takes place almost exclusively via EDI. As a result we have an almost real-time insight into the production and planning for our customers, so that we can adjust our production on a daily basis to ensure reliable delivery performance.

5 Optimal surface treatment You decide how you want to receive your product. With our computer-controlled ultrasonic washing installation we can treat any kind of product according to the most stringent cleanliness requirements. Other preservative and surface treatments can be performed in our own wet-painting line or through close cooperation with qualified suppliers. Strong points 16,000 m 2 production area CNC tube bending with a total capacity of Ø8-155 mm Spot and stud welding Own wet-painting line Push-bending with a radius from 0.8 x diameter Own toolshop Final treatment of tubes Conditioned measuring chamber Ultrasonic washing, computer-controlled with 4500 l bath capacity Sheet-metal working Hydraulic and mechanic pressing from tons 3D measuring tables classic 3D measuring tables pipe bending Prototyping and series TS certified Laser- und plasmaprocessing of plates and tubes CO2 and robot welding ISO 9002 certified EDI link

6 VDL Groep VDL Belgium is part of VDL Groep, an international company with more than 6,800 employees, spread over 79 subsidiaries in 16 countries. The strength of the co-operation within VDL Groep offers added assurance in terms of continuity to customers and suppliers of VDL Belgium alike. Furthermore, VDL Belgium can always call on the collective expertise of VDL Groep and co-operate with its sister companies in the production of combined components. VDL Belgium is a supplier company. In the subcontracting division, VDL specialises in metalworking, mechatronic systems and system supply, plastics processing and surface treatment. The other divisions are buses & coaches and finished products. The bus & coach division includes chassis modules, coaches, public transport buses, mini & midi buses and second-hand buses. The finished products division comprises suspension systems for the automotive industry, heating, cooling and air-technical systems, systems for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, production automation systems, systems for the agricultural sector, sunbeds, roof boxes, container handling equipment, cigar-making and packaging machines, components for bulk handling and dust extraction installations and systems for explosion and fire protection. VDL Belgium nv Industrielaan 15 Industriezone III Erembodegem 9320 Aalst Belgium Telephone +32(0) Telefax +32(0)