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2012 – until today: 5th generation: Marinka Nooteboom

In 2012 Marinka Nooteboom, daughter of Henk Nooteboom, is appointed General Manager of the Koninklijke Nooteboom Group, a company with a workforce of 350. She previously had a successful career in banking.

Efficient management and optimizing the production process are important areas needing special attention because Marinka Nooteboom takes over the helm during the European recession. However, at a time when savings need to be made Nooteboom will continue to invest in quality, service and innovation. While making sure that the cost price for high-quality vehicles remains competitive.

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After an all-time low in the pan-European crisis there is an upturn in 2013 and 2014.

There is enough work to get on with and the order book looks healthier every day.

After years of economising the transport companies are ready to replace their vehicles.

The investment in product innovation, even during the crisis, leads to positive results.

In 2013 the latest showpiece, the PXE low-loader with 9 axle lines, turns out to hit the mark.

The prominent position in transport solutions for wind turbines also proves to be invaluable.

Results for 2013 exceeded expectations, which is partly due to an order worth millions for 16 trailers for the transport of wind turbines.

Back to history

  • Nooteboom horseshoes fitting

    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.

  • Henk Jan Nooteboom

    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...

  • Nooteboom Tipper

    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.

  • Nooteboom Utrecht

    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.

  • Nooteboom ODU low-loader

    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.

  • Opening Nooteboom Wijchen with Neelie Smit Kroes

    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.

  • Marinka Nooteboom

    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.