After the flood disaster in Zeeland in 1953 reconstruction begins and there is great demand for low-loaders and draglines. In 1953 Nooteboom builds the first low-loader with detachable axles. When the next order comes in Anton Nooteboom has the idea to equip the low-loader with axles that could swivel. The first low-loader with pendle axles is born.
1953 – 1979: 3rd generation
At that time this transport solution is the absolute pinnacle in low-loader technology. With this innovation Nooteboom leaves all other trailer manufacturers standing. The invention of Anton Nooteboom is a large milestone for the company.
In fact it is the first step by Nooteboom into the abnormal road transport sector.
In Utrecht the development and production of trailer for abnormal loads begins. That Nooteboom put themselves prominently on the map becomes evident when they get an order from the Dutch Army for 30 low-loaders to transport their AMX tanks.
1881-1921: 1ST GENERATION
In 1881 26-year-old Willem Nooteboom, son of a blacksmith in Schiebroek, opens his own smithy in the village of Kethel, a stone’s throw from Rotterdam.
1921-1939: 2ND GENERATION
When he joins the company in 1921 Henk Jan Nooteboom anticipates growth in vehicles. After taking over the templates of a carriage builder...
1939 – 1953: 3RD GENERATION
In 1939 Anton Nooteboom joins the company that in the next few years will successfully become the producer of modern transport vehicles.
1953 – 1979: 3RD GENERATION
After the flood disaster in Zeeland in 1953 reconstruction begins and there is great demand for low-loaders and draglines. In 1953 Nooteboom builds the first low-loader with detachable axles.
1967-1979: 4TH GENERATION
Anton Nooteboom is involved in the family company until 1979, but in 1967 he gets reinforcements. Dick Nooteboom, after a work placement abroad, is the first son to join the company. In 1970 his brothers Henk and Ton Nooteboom follow.
1979-2012: 4TH GENERATION
The takeover of C.M.K. in Wijchen leads to the founding of Nooteboom Trailers B.V. in Wijchen. Exports increase substantially and an international parts distribution system is established.
2012 – until today: Marinka Nooteboom 5th generation
In 2012 Marinka Nooteboom, daughter of Henk Nooteboom, is appointed General Manager of the Koninklijke Nooteboom Group, a company with a workforce of 350.