A significant development came in 1963 when Vanderlande entered into a partnership with American company Rapistan Incorporated. It began to develop and build customised transport systems and this marked the start of a successful global organisation.
In 1988, the NPM Capital acquired a majority of the company’s shares. Since then, it has enabled Vanderlande to achieve its long-term goals and expand on an international scale.
Vanderlande was acquired in 2017 by a successful, strategic partner, Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO). The synergies between the two companies exist with: the cross-selling of products and solutions; product innovations, for example with Automated Guided Vehicles; and joining forces in research and development. The two companies have a strong strategic match and the financial strength of Toyota will help Vanderlande to continue with its sustainable profitable growth.
Today, it has a presence in each of the world’s expanding markets. Vanderlande has continued to grow from a supplier of equipment to become a highly reliable partner for future proof logistic process automation.