The Ventura Systems Story
Ventura Systems founder Jeroen de Nooijer was enrolled in mechanical engineering at a business school in Rotterdam in the early 1990s.
One of his teachers was also a consultant on the executive board of Tebel Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, which is a company that specialises in train door systems. As it happened, de Nooijer was looking for a commercial engineer at the time so he joined the company.
After three years working for Tebel, he decided to start for himself. Tebel specialised in train door systems and he did not want to compete with them directly. The bus industry at the time was not an interesting field in which to make a living, but he saw a chance to change this by introducing bus and coach operators to the latest door technology, and so this became his direction.
He started in an abandoned machine factory in Friesland in the Netherlands with his heart and soul. After two years, he and his operational director Jan Lont decided to move to a new business centre at Bolsward.
After gaining international customers, Ventura Systems bought its own block of land and started building a new factory. That was finished in 2000, but Ventura also outgrew this location and moved to a much larger factory in rural Holland in 2012, where its international headquarters remains to this day. Ventura Systems is strengthening its reputation as an international bus door supplier and the addition of an Australasian office in 2016 has afforded the company a physical presence in Oceania.