Pon Holdings

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Pon Holdings BV
Privately held company
FounderBen Pon (junior)
HeadquartersAlmere, Netherlands
Key people
Janus Smalbraak (Executive)
Number of employees

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.



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

Other activities[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]
  • 2015: Takeover of Imtech Marine[3]

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]


  1. ^ Elektrische fiets van Gazelle belangrijk voor Pon, De Gelderlander, 2011-06-28.
  2. ^ PON gaat fietsen Cervélo verkopen, wielerland.nl, 2011-12-27.
  3. ^ [1], RH Marine Group, 2015-10-21.