History This is how it all began
From selling cars to the full preparation, development and manufacture of complex automotive innovations: over the decades, Progress Europe grew to be one of the leading manufacturing partners of many of the major automotive branch brands.
Jeep salesman Bert van de Put launches
“VDP Off Road Parts”, a business specialised in selling car accessories.
“VDP Off Road Parts” moves to the Dutch town of Vaassen and changes
its name to
Progress Europe “The Four Wheel Drive Company”. The business expands into two more buildings (1,600 m²) and the design department begins developing new products. Progress becomes the European distributor for several American companies.
Progress wins the SEMA Award for
“Best New Off Road Product” in the category Design & Safety 1992.
The company changes its name to
Progress Europe Automotive Innovations BV. Progress expands into yet another building (1,350 m²) and opens its own manufacturing facilities: a model workshop and a new product paint shop for car accessories. In 2005, Progress becomes an OEM supplier. Shortly after this milestone, the company begins construction on a new high-rise warehouse (1,800 m²).
Progress purchases a new 3,500 m² building that offers extra room for assembly and office spaces. Progress becomes a TIER-1 supplier and offers a range of OEM customers a comprehensive delivery programme. The company extends its focus to include the entire process: from the initial design to on-site delivery of the finished product. Nowadays, Progress is known for its creative solutions, employing a wide range of materials and manufacturing methods. 100% “Made in Europe”. The company excels in short supply lines, flexibility, short lines of communication, swift manufacturing and the finest European quality.