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NOOTEBOOM TRANSPORT DAYS

SPOTLIGHT: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

HeavyTorque Issue Eleven: Nooteboom Transport Days

TRAILER SHOW TIME

NOOTEBOOM’S INTERNATIONAL HEAVY TRANSPORT EVENT, HELD OVER THREE DAYS IN MAY AT ITS HEADQUARTERS AT WIJCHEN, HOLLAND, WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LATEST PRODUCT INNOVATIONS, SEE NEW EQUIPMENT AND VIEW A WIDE RANGE OF OPERATORS’ TRUCKS AND TRAILERS, WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY TYPE OF COMBINATION LOADED. BOB BEECH ATTENDED.

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The event also marked two significant anniversaries for the well-respected Dutch manufacturer. It’s 135 years since the company was founded by Willem Nooteboom, starting in 1881 as a blacksmith, then moving into carriage building, then a producer of tippers and cranes, before moving into specialist trailer building. The modern company is now a market leader in this sector, with a customer base throughout the world, still under family control with the fifth generation at the helm in the form of managing director Marinka Nooteboom. The second anniversary celebrates Dick Nooteboom’s 50 years working for the family business. To many Dick is the public face of the company, an irrepressible character with unrivalled knowledge, customer contacts and encyclopaedic memory for names and faces, combined with the ability to communicate in numerous languages simultaneously and most importantly, a tremendous sense of humour. For most of his working life, Dick has been in charge of the sales operation. He’s actually retired twice, but the industry in general, rather than just the company missed him too much, so he remains very much in harness.

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