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In 1873, Michael Konings built his first factory in Swalmen, the Netherlands. Back then, the workshop ran on steam and the river Swalm served as a source of energy. For many years, the workshop housed a foundry geared towards meeting the demands generated by the manufacture of good-quality, durable machinery.

For over 130 years, generations of VDL Konings employees have built machines and equipment serving the industries of the day. In the early 1900s, the first automobiles ever manufactured in the Netherlands rolled off the Konings site.

Boosted by rapid regional industrial growth, VDL Konings evolved relatively quickly to a producer of equipment ranging from agricultural- to paper- and textile industry machinery.

In the 1970s, Konings started developing several promising, innovative product lines for four main Business Units.

VDL Konings now serves the medical and plastics industries and is an excellent partner for complex welding and milling constructions.

VDL Konings still operates from its home base in Swalmen, which now includes two modernised production facilities. The first was built in 1962, and the most recent in 1998.


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