Ben Pon is keen to talk to them, trusting in the qualities of Volkswagen. He wants to be the Volkswagen importer for the Netherlands. His call has unexpected, dramatic consequences. Ben pulls up his notepad and draws the outlines of a transportation vehicle which he senses to fill a gap in the market.
The vehicle, based on the Volkswagen beetle, weighs exactly as much as its maximum payload: 750 kilograms. Ben’s idea resonates and the vehicle is taken into mass production. The Volkswagen Transporter soon becomes a best-seller, with many more variations to follow.
Pioneering is in Pon’s DNA. More than 100 years later, the Pon family concern has a rich history to look back on. An overview of landmark events in Pon’s history.