Olocco – Eastern Europe Edition

Olocco – Eastern Europe Edition

Leader in the field of valves and components for pneumatic conveying and dosing of powder and granular products, Olocco has a strong market position in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America.

Founded by Mario Olocco in 1970, in 2010 it was taken over by his sons Umberto and Andreana, and today it has 30 employees and a turnover of around 9 million euros in 2022.

A reality that becomes part of VDL Groep BV, a family-run group based in the Eindhoven Brainport region, the Netherlands.

Founded in 1953, since 2017 the third generation of the Van der Leegte family has been at the helm of the group with over 16,000 employees, operating in 19 countries, thanks to over 100 manufacturing operating companies in various fields of specialization. In 2021, combined annual sales amounted to €4.995 billion.

Umberto remains manager and managing director of the company which will be renamed VDL Olocco, which has become the 107th operating company of the group. Andreana will also remain active in the company as administrative manager.

The president and CEO of VDL Groep BV, Willem van der Leegte, says: “One of the ambitions is to further strengthen our position in the food industry. With Olocco we add specialist knowledge and skills, and high-quality machinery. The benefits of the synergy between VDL Industrial Products and Olocco will lead to a broader and more complete product package for customers around the world”.

“We have had a pleasant cooperation with VDL Groep BV for 30 years. It is great that they understand the ethics and dynamics of a family business, as well as the needs of the next generation. The diversity of sectors in which the various companies are active VDL will also offer many opportunities for our businesses. We look forward to further shaping and interacting with this newly initiated partnership,” said Umberto Olocco.