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Hub van Doorne - Famous Inventor

: Hub van Doorne
: 1-January-1900
: 23-May-1979
: Netherlands
: Self Educated
: Inventor

About Inventor

Hubert Jozef (“Hub”) van Doorne who lived between (1900 – 1979) was the founder of Van Doorne's Aanhangwagenfabriek and of Van Doorne's Automobielfabriek (vehicle factory) known, especially to non-Dutch speakers, as DAF, together with his brother Willem (Wim) van Doorne.

In 1928, Hubert "Hub" van Doorne founded the company as Commanditaire Vennootschap Hub van Doorne's Machinefabriek. His co-founder and investor was A.H. Huenges, managing director of a brewery. Van Doorne had repaired Huenges' car several times. Huenges was so pleased with his work that he offered to finance him in business. Hub started to work in a small workshop on the grounds of the brewery. In 1932, the company, now run by Hub and his brother, Wim van Doorne, changed its name to Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek (Van Doorne's Trailer Factory), abbreviated to DAF. Huenges left the company in 1936 and the DAF company was now completely in the hands of the van Doorne brothers.


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