Zuideind was over 20 years ago at the Chamber of Commerce registered by Jan Smit, son of touringcarbuilder Joop Smit Smit Carrosseriefabriek B.V. from Joure.
After a cautious start to trade cars-touringcars from a rented shed, they made an inventory in 1997 of the European bus and touringcar manufacturers. The choice fell on the Spanish touringcar builder Noge, and in 1999 at Busworld in Kortrijk first sold Noge touringcar in the Netherlands was shown.
In order to offer a wider product range they acquired a dealership of Indcar a few years later. This also Spanish bodybuilder supplies a wide range of midi-coaches and high quality midi-buses.
In 2009, Zuideind achieved the incorporation of a new company at the Brandemeer in Joure a new milestone. In this well-appointed property were demo buses, used cars and spare parts service under one roof.
In 2010 Zuideind made their first trip to China to investigate the opportunities offered by China’s touringcar builders. Although the time was not yet ripe, the first contacts then were well placed.
Because the demands of the Western European touringcar operator no longer matched with Noge’s products, despite the good and pleasant cooperation, Zuideind stopped the dealership in 2012. In order to continue to support customers, Zuideind retained the spare parts service of Noge.
The previous contacts with Chinese bus manufacturers resulted in the importer of Yutong in 2015, the largest bus builder in the world.
Thus the range of Zuideind is once again complete. Because an adequate after-sales service and close collaboration with suppliers is very important, Zuideind does not want to expand the brand further.
In 2016, Zuideind launched a touringcar and bus repair service in the workshop in Joure. In this workshop, repairs and modifications carried out on all brands of car bodies are done.