About VDL Nedcar

VDL Nedcar is an experienced Dutch vehicle contract manufacturing company that has been building cars for over 50 years. Since starting as DAF, we have built cars for Volvo, DaimlerChrysler, Mitsubishi and currently BMW. Twenty-three different models – together representing almost six million cars – have rolled off the production line in Born.

Since the end of 2012, we have been part of VDL Groep based in Eindhoven, and the factory has developed into an independent car manufacturer. Between 2012 and 2014 the production halls and production lines were redeveloped and rebuilt, and our logistic facilities were expanded and modernised. The factory was officially reopened in July 2014, when production was started on the MINI Hatch. That model was joined in 2015 by the MINI Convertible and in 2016 the MINI Countryman, a model of which we also produce the PHEV variant. Since 2017, VDL Nedcar has also built the BMW X1.





At VDL Nedcar, a passionate and committed team of over 4.000 members is working every day on making the impossible possible. By knowing what customers need, innovative thinking, flexibility, a hands-on mentality, problem solving capabilities, excellent quality, a favourable geographical location as a gateway to Europe and years of experience and commitment towards customers form all cultures and countries, VDL Nedcar is always in motion and it’s is the right player for automotive brands to work on every challenge. 

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In the heart of Europe 

Our production plant in Born is located in the south of the Netherlands, in the heart of Western Europe and the European automotive ecosystem.

VDL Nedcar has access to an excellent infrastructure by road, railway and water, with direct connections to main European ports such as Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Antwerp and Hamburg. Nearby, you will find several airports and the largest inland barge terminal in Europe. 


Enabling success

VDL Nedcar has a long track record with premium brands. Our state-of-the-art production facilities, quality systems and dedicated workforce have produced recognised high quality products for our customer(s). 

The 2020 JD Power Award as the third best Car Manufacturer of Europe & South Africa, one of the seven JD power awards received in the past four years, is the ultimate confirmation. Quality is personally guaranteed by our dedicated staff and employees. 


 One Stop Shop for Vehicle Manufacturing

VDL Groep is a versatile automotive supplier with extensive experience in the field of electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, design, complete automotive factory automation and (vehicle) contract manufacturing. VDL Nedcar works closely with other VDL companies to offer our customer(s) a One Stop Shop experience. 

Besides our cooperation with several VDL companies, we also partner with engineering and research companies to support our clients with all their needs regarding homologation and engineering. At the back of our value chain we partner with transportation, dealerships service and after-sales focused partners. 


Flexibility, part of our DNA

As a Vehicle Contract Manufacturer, flexibility is an important part of our DNA. This is proven by our launch of five different models on the same production line, while at the same time ramping up from zero to over 200,000 vehicles in four years.

Due to our experience with many different logistic flows and a rather unique pearl chain procces, we organise an efficient and reliable inbound logistics flow. Our 'warehouse' on wheels, in combination with continuous monitoring systems, lead to an absolute minimum inventory stock. Whether it is CBU, SKD or CKD production, we are capable to optimise our logistics processes to the benefit of our customer.