VDL Automated Vehicles

VDL Automated Vehicles is subsidiary of VDL Groep and leading supplier of heavy duty automated transport solutions.

Mission VDL Automated Vehicles:

VDL Automated Vehicles has to be and remain the market leader in autonomous-automated heavy duty transport solutions, with focus on safety and sustainability. 

Vision VDL Automated Vehicles:

VDL Automated Vehicles is the best in class in the development, manufacturing and servicing of full integrated heavy duty automated transport solutions for selected global markets and customers. VDL Automated Vehicles has to be profitable to all contributing partners (including customers and suppliers), while maximizing the usage of existing technology modules and resources.


VDL Groep has a strong automotive orientation and is already in automated transport solutions since 2001. VDL started to develop its first Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in 2009. Since the beginning all AGV activities have been tutored by two independent VDL companies; VDL Containersystemen & VDL Steelweld. Both entities are located in the Netherlands supported by a worldwide network.

The subsidiary VDL Automated Vehicles was officially established in 2016. Core business is to develop, manufacture and implement automated horizontal transport solutions for heavy duty purposes. Currently automation projects have been deployed in all sorts of environment besides public roads.

product overview

They are establishing an innovation center in Singapore and are very ambitious here. Furthermore VDL has already successfully implemented similar projects in Europe.

Koen Cardon, CEO Katoen Natie Singapore

... not only the innovation itself, but also the context in which it will be implemented is focussed on. This is turnkey, due to the great interest of the automotive industry for the Dutch economy

Jan Peter Balkenende, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

We are launching this innovative leap in logistics at the site and we are a pioneer for the entire industry

Dr. Uwe Liebelt, Site Manager BASF

VDL Groep has announced the ambition to become a world player in the electrification of so-called heavy-duty mobility. VDL also aims to take up a leading position in the field of battery management systems, charging infrastructure and energy storage.

Board of Management, VDL Groep