VAN HOOL NV TO BUILD NEW BUS FACTORY IN TIDZ SKOPJE 2

24.01.2012 Skopje

One of the biggest companies in Belgium, Van Hool NV, formally approved their investment project in Macedonia.

Their green field investition will consist of the construction of a plant for the manufacture, assembly and after sales activities of buses and coaches on a leased parcel of 14 hectares in the Technological Industrial Development Zone Skopje 2.

This plant will produce inittially 300 buses for US market. The investment is worth EUR 20 million and will employ up to 500 persons.

Van Hool of Belgium manufactures approximately 1,400 buses and coaches, and as many as 4,000 commercial vehicles annually of which 80 % are exported worldwide. With a workforce of over 4,000, Van Hool is a major bus manufacturer in Europe, offering a complete range of buses for public transport for international markets, ranging from a 9 m midi bus to a 25 m double articulated low floor bus. For over 60 years, Van Hool has a reputation for designing and building high quality, state-of-the-art, customized products.

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