VDL Groep launches OrderOn.com, online platform for metalworking

VDL Groep launches OrderOn.com, online platform for metalworking

4 May 2022

VDL Groep is taking a major step forward in the digitization of production and business processes for the on-demand ordering of metal products. With the launch of the new platform OrderOn.com, laser cutting and bending for the entire manufacturing industry is within reach at the click of a mouse. Flexible, clear and customised. How much, where and when you want.

“There is an increasing demand for simplicity in the ordering process of quality products with on-time delivery. This accelerates the growth of on-demand production in the market. Flexibility, automation, speed and scalability are central to this," says Willem van der Leegte, President and CEO of VDL Groep. “Our supply company VDL Technics in Boxtel is the first VDL company where our platform OrderOn.com has been integrated into the production and business process. By now also offering our many years of experience in laser cutting and custom edging online, we can simplify and speed up the ordering process. A quote is available within minutes.”

The new OrderOn.com platform is part of VDL Groep's broader digitization strategy, in which competencies from other operating companies of the industrial family business will also be integrated into one online 'make to order' platform for a range of metal and plastic processing techniques.

Automated ordering process

OrderOn.com makes processes around metalworking easier, making it possible to outsource parts of metalworking in a simple way. After uploading digital work files on the platform, a quote is immediately available. After approval, the fully automated production process starts and the products are delivered to the chosen address. To make this possible, the laser center at VDL Technics has been further expanded with new machines with an automatic clearing module and fully automated press brakes, enabling 24/7 production. OrderOn.com combines VDL's latest digital production facilities with more than 60 years of expertise, experience and craftsmanship of the industrial family business. www.orderon.com

About VDL Groep

Power through collaboration. That is the basis of VDL Groep, the international industrial family business with its head office in Eindhoven. This company was founded in 1953 by Pieter van der Leegte. Initially, VDL Groep was a specialist in metalworking. When his son Wim van der Leegte took over the company in 1966, the company specialized in high-tech supplies for the semiconductor industry, among others, and the portfolio was supplemented with plastics processing and the development, production and sale of buses. VDL Groep is large in supplies and semi-finished products, makes its own end products, such as suspension systems, the automated layout of car factories, heat exchangers and container handling systems, and VDL Nedcar in Born has the only passenger car factory in the Netherlands where serial assembly takes place for third parties.

VDL Groep innovates through a combination of craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and high-quality machines. The group of companies combines the strength of a multinational with the flat organization and the open, informal working atmosphere of a family business where career opportunities and continuity are given priority. Since 2016, the third generation of the Van der Leegte family has been at the helm. VDL Groep is active in 19 countries with more than 15,000 employees. The group comprises 105 operating companies, each with its own specialism, which work closely together. Combined annual sales in 2021 amounted to 4.995 billion euros.