Pon Holdings

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Pon Holdings BV
Privately held company
Industry Automotive
Founded 1980
Founder Ben Pon (junior)
Headquarters Almere, Netherlands
Key people
Janus Smalbraak (Executive)
Products Cars
Number of employees
13,000
Website [1]

Pon Holdings BV is a Dutch conglomerate in the transportation sector. It was founded in 1980 by Ben Pon (junior), a former racing car driver and son of Ben Pon, who became importer of Volkswagen in the Netherlands in 1947.

Activities[edit]

Transport[edit]

Pon Holdings operates in automotive and transportation sectors through many subsidiaries, involving in activities such as:

Other activities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1986: Takeover importership of Seat
  • 1988: Takeover of Transmark Groep, Motrac (Linde)
  • 1992: Takeover importership of Škoda
  • 1995: Founding of BelCompany in cooperation with Macintosh Retail Group
  • 1998: Founding of Pon North America
  • 2003: Takeover of Geveke N.V., Founding of Pon Equipment & Power Systems
  • 2005: Founding of Pon Logistic Solutions, Shanghai, China
  • 2011: Takeover of Gazelle[1]
  • 2011: Takeover importership of Cervélo.[2]

Pre-dating Pon Holding[edit]

In 1895 Mijndert Pon, father of Ben Pon (senior) operated a vehicle repairshop. His sons Ben and Wijnand took ownership of the company.

  • 1931: Founding of Pon's Automobielhandel (by then a chain of car dealerships) by Ben and his brother Wijnand Pon
  • 1936: importership Continental AG and Federal
  • 1947: importership Volkswagen
  • 1948: importership Porsche

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elektrische fiets van Gazelle belangrijk voor Pon, De Gelderlander, 2011-06-28.
  2. ^ PON gaat fietsen Cervélo verkopen, wielerland.nl, 2011-12-27.