1939 – 1953: 3rd generation

In 1939 Anton Nooteboom (photo) joins the company that in the next few years will successfully become the producer of modern transport vehicles. During the 1940-45 war Nooteboom develops a formula that means a breakthrough for the company. The production of modern agricultural wagons with air tyres and axles on ball bearings is extremely successful.

Nooteboom Tipper
Anton Nooteboom

In 1945 Nooteboom has 10 employees and sells 80 wagons every year.

In 1949 the production of tippers and semi-trailers follows and in the same year Anton Nooteboom designs the tail lift.

The company specialises in tippers, cranes, tail lifts, trailers and semi-trailers.

The hydraulic tipper is the star of the show. This is borne out by the slogan “We are unrivalled Tipper-specialists”. Due to more innovations and inventions the business in Kethel is bursting at the seams.

In 1953 Nooteboom invests in new company grounds and a huge shed in Utrecht. The premises in Utrecht become the supply company for the production of hydraulic tippers.

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