VBK Vestfold Bil & Karosseri Horten, Vestfold County, Norway

1945 VBK logo old

Vestfold Car And Bodywork

Volvo-buss med karosseri fra VBK, Aure.

Volvobus bodywork from VBK, Aure.

Photo: David Hatlen

DAF-AB Hamar Omland Bilruter-hh VBK

DAF-bus with bodywork from VBK, Hamar and surrounding areas Car routes .
Photo: David Hatlen

Vestfold Car And Bodywork A/S (VBK) was one of Norway’s largest body factories. The factory was located at Horten in Vestfold County, Norway, and produced bus coachwork as well as cooling-and freezing the coachwork, train Interior and ambulances. At its peak had VBK-the Group of 600 employees (1981), and produced approximately 4,600 bus tub rose splines between 1953 and 1982. 

The company was founded on 17. January 1946 as Stedjeberg Auto A/S, owned by 20 men from the district. They ran the gas station and car dealership, as well as car and body repair shop. The first few years was the bus production modest. In 1951, the company took the name Vestfold Car and Bodywork A/S.

In 1953, were the shares of the company taken over by h. Astrup and Co. A/S, in the same year began the VBK to build bus coachwork, in part, of the alloy, after they had built from the start of traditional automotive body of steel. In 1957, began also to produce VBK body panels of glass fibre reinforced plastic .

VBK established in 1961, the subsidiary Kristiansund Let metal a/s in Kristiansund, Norway, that produced the VBKs bus models.In 1969 bought VBK factories t. Knudsen the bodywork factory in Kristiansand, Norway, and Larvik bodywork. These two factories also produced the VBKs bus models, but was put down after a short time, and bus production was moved to Horten.

In 1971 was VBK with to establish A/S the Interior the bodywork factory in Sjøvegan in Troms County, Norway . VBK were co-owners from the start, and took over the company completely in 1981.Also this factory produced buses for VBK.

In collaboration with the Scan Rescue A/S in London began in 1970 with the building the VBK and the decoration of the ambulances.In 1978, the Danish VBK bought cooling-frysekarosserifabrikken Frigor Trans in Viborg. Three years later, the Danish busskarroserifabrikken VBK bought j. Ørum-Petersen’s Body factory a/s in Herning. After this purchase had VBK-the Group of 600 employees, of which 350 employees at the hovedbedriften in Horten.

In 1982 sold VBK first bodywork factory in Troms County, Norway to the Inland Rutebil Troms County, Norway. Later in the same year became bus production in London closed down. The following year, also VBKs bus production in Denmark VBK and discontinued, had left 90 employees in London, who worked with the build up of ambulances, the cooling bodies and bus repairs. In 1987, took over the main workshop for VBK air force’s maritime literature, and star engines, after the Horten Shipyard had been closed down in 1986. This Department was on maintenance and overhaul of aircraft and ground equipment.

Today live VBK-the name forward in the two companies at Horten: VBK Bodywork Horten AS and VBK Nordic AS. These companies are up to, respectively, the body work on buses and trucks, and construction and the sale of ambulances and other special vehicles. 

In the fall of 2011 edited VBK Bodywork Horten AS the name back to the original VBK as.

1950 Scania Vabis + VBK Borre034

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1957 Volvo B725 mod fra NSB Trondheim med VBK M53-karosseri og regnr U-8422

1957-volvo-b725-mod-fra-nsb-trondheim-med-vbk-m53-karosseri

1958 VBK Model Borre037

1958-vbk-model

1958 VBK Model Scania Vabis F-1029

1958-vbk-model-scania-vabis

1960 U-8432 = Scania Vabis BF75, bygget av Vestfold Bil & Karosserifabrikk ( VBK ) i Horten, 1960

1960-u-8432-scania-vabis-bf75-bygget-av-vestfold-bil-karosserifabrikk-vbk-i-horten

1961 Scania-Vabis B 75 VBK [B7561V]

1961-scania-vabis-b-75-vbk

1961 Scania-Vabis B55 1961-modell med VBK-karosseri

1961-scania-vabis-b55-1961-modell-med-vbk-karosseri

1961 Scania-Vabis BF75-61 mod tilhørende VSB Vestfoldrutene. Bussen hadde M58-karosseri fra VBK

1961-scania-vabis-bf75-61-mod-tilhc3b8rende-vsb-vestfoldrutene-bussen-hadde-m58-karosseri-fra-vbk

1963 Carson-VBK bodied Volvo dating from the Sixties EV-94-35.Hillerod

1963-carson-vbk-bodied-volvo

1963 Scania-Vabis B56-58 mod med M58-karosseri fra VBK

1963-scania-vabis-b56-58-mod-med-m58-karosseri-fra-vbk

1964 Leyland Worldmaster with body from Norwegian VBK a15720 klofta

1964-leyland-worldmaster-with-body-from-norwegian-vbk-a15720

1964 Magirus-Deutz Saturn II VBK 1964–68 photos

1964-magirus-deutz-saturn-ii-vbk

1964 VBK Scania-Vabis B76

1964-vbk-scania-vabis-b76

1964 vbk_scania-vabis_b76_2

1964-vbk_scania-vabis_b76

1965 DAF TB 160 VBK

1965-daf-tb-160-vbk

1965 DAF TB 160 VBKa

1965-daf-tb-160-vbk

1965 Scania B76 63 med VBK-karosseri. c30397

1965-scania-b76-63-med-vbk-karosseri-c30397

1967 Volvo B54-VBK karosseri

1967-volvo-b54-vbk-karosseri

1968 A-15667 is a 1968 Volvo B57-65 with VBK dual purpose bodywork

1968-a-15667-is-a-1968-volvo-b57-65-with-vbk-dual-purpose-bodywork

1968 Scania-Vabis BF75-61 1960 mod levert til Bærums Forende Bilruter på Bekkestua i Bærum med VBK's M58-karosseri

1968-scania-vabis-bf75-61-1960-mod-levert-til-bc3a6rums-forende-bilruter-pc3a5-bekkestua-i-bc3a6rum-med-vbks-m58-karosseri

1968 Volvo B57-50  KLM-VBK #SNK 994

1968-volvo-b57-50-klm-vbk-snk-9941

1971 VBK Scania BF80 '1971

1971-vbk-scania-bf80

1972 Scania Vabis M58-karosseri fra VBK c4625

1972-scania-vabis-m58-karosseri-fra-vbk-c4625

1972 VBK M41 Scania B110 '1972

1972-vbk-m41-scania-b110

1973 Mercedes-Benz Ambulanse VBK Rescueline [W115]

1973-mercedes-benz-ambulanse-vbk-rescueline-w115

1974 Mercedes-Benz Ambulanse 240D VBK

1974-mercedes-benz-ambulanse-240d-vbk

1975 BC28393 is a Scania BF111-63 with a bus body by VBK (Vestfold Bil og Karosseri)

1975-bc28393-is-a-scania-bf111-63-with-a-bus-body-by-vbk-vestfold-bil-og-karosseri

1975 Volvo B58-60 VBK

1975-volvo-b58-60-vbk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1976 volvo-vbk-litouwen

1976 VOLVO VBK

1976-volvo-vbk

1977 Scania BF 111 VBK M42 [BF 11163]

1977-scania-bf-111-vbk-m42-bf-11163

1978 Scania BR86S - VBK 1978 (Stig Baumeyer) Ta

1978-scania-br86s-vbk

1978 Scania BR86S  VBK M42T

1978-scania-br86s-vbk

1979 Scania BF111-63 kombinertbuss  mod med M42-karosseri fra VBK

1979-scania-bf111-63-kombinertbuss-mod-med-m42-karosseri-fra-vbk

1980 Volvo B10M-leddbussen med karosserie fra nå nedlagte VBK

1980-volvo-b10m-leddbussen-med-karosserie-fra-nc3a5-nedlagte-vbk

1981 Scania BR112 - VBK 1981 (Stig Baumeyer) T

1981-scania-br112-vbk

1982 VBK M500F Volvo Litouwen

1982-vbk-m500f-volvo-litouwen

1983 VBK Estland

1983 volvo-vbk-estland

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300 D Ambulanse VBK Rescueline [W124]

1985-mercedes-benz-300-d-ambulanse-vbk-rescueline-w124

1997 Ford Econoline Ambulanse VBK Rescueline 200 [E-350]

1997-ford-econoline-ambulanse-vbk-rescueline-200-e-350

Chevrolet b10439-2

chevrolet-b10439-vbk?

DAF VBK

DAF-AB Hamar Omland Bilruter-hh VBK a

daf-ab-hamar-omland-bilruter-hh-vbk

DAF-AB Hamar Omland Bilruter-hh VBK

daf-ab-hamar-omland-bilruter-hh-vbk

KZ30890 is a VBK bodied Scania

kz30890-is-a-vbk-bodied-scania

Mercedes VBK HB64579

2009 mercedes-vbk-hb64579

Scania BR86 Super VBK 8.6 R6

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Scania BR86 Super VBK

scania-br86-super-vbk

Scania Vabis 76 F5008

scania-vabis-76-vbk-f5008

Scania Vabis B56 - VBK 1967 (Stig Baumeyer) Scania Vabis BF76 - VBK 1965 (Stig Baumeyer) Scania Vabis T Knudsen b5331

scania-vabis-t-knudsen-b5331 + vkb

SCANIA VBK 477s

scania-vbk-477

T-3493

t-3493 vkb?

VBK a

volvo-vbk

VBK DAF 30 - 94 - Zweden

vbk-daf-30-94-zweden

VBK Volvo B10M

vbk-volvo-b10m

VBK Volvo HB-92-707.Roskilde

vbk-volvo-hb-92-707-roskilde

Volvo B10M Mk.I - VBK 50

1982 volvo-b10m-mk-i-vbk-50

Volvo B58 chassis with 29 seat VBK (Vestfold Bil & Karrosseri) bodies.

volvo-b58-chassis-with-29-seat-vbk-vestfold-bil-karrosseri-bodies

Volvo Politiebus b1312

volvo-policebus-b1312-vbk?

VOLVO VBK LB

1983 volvo-vbk-lb

Volvo-buss med karosseri fra VBK, Aure.

volvo-buss-med-karosseri-fra-vbk-aure

Volvo-VKB-KrsundOppdalAuto-hh

volvo-vkb-krsundoppdalauto-hh

VW VBK VX29759_1

2005 vw-vbk-vx29759

W. M. Buslinier DJ98231, Scania K112CL med karosseri fra VBK i Herning. Her set i april 2001.

2001 w-m-buslinier-dj98231-scania-k112cl-med-karosseri-fra-vbk-i-herning-her-set

That’s what I could find

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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