About us

About us

VZ Lines finds its roots back in the 1960’s when Emanuel Zarb founded Zarb Enterprise. In the early 90’s, Emanuel Vella took over part of the transportation business.
In 1995 Emanuel Vella was a founding member of Koptaco Coaches Cooperative. The Company was founded to help safeguard the small land transportation operators. The company has since flourished and nowadays it has one of the largest fleets on the island with more than 50 coaches.
In 2008, Emanuel Vella handed to his eldest son Kevin Vella the family transportation business.
Kevin was already familiar with the business as he was working with Koptaco Coaches Cooperative since 1999. He was also elected Chairman of the company in 2008 at the young age of 29.
Kevin created VZ Lines limited in 2008. To honour his parents, he used the first letter of their respective surnames Vella and Zarb. The company was created as a family-run business in land transportation, offering transportation services for locals, tourists, and also to cater for private tours.

VZ Lines limited evolved over the years from just a land transportation company to carry out maintenance and repairs to various vehicles.

Today, VZ Lines operates in 2 main areas:
* Vehicles repair and maintenance which are directed by Kevin’s younger sibling, Francesco Vella and his brother In-law Louis Borg.

* Land transportation services operated by Koptaco Coaches Cooperative.

Koptaco Coaches Cooperative caters mainly for groups and provides a wide range of service on the Maltese Islands and abroad. Services include tours, cruise liners passengers transport, airport transfer, point-to-point transfer, school transport and outings, vintage buses rentals, and Sicily tours.

Vehicles maintenance and repairs

Initially focused on vehicles Air conditioning systems, the company nowadays offers services and repairs to commercial vehicles, minibuses, coaches and also agricultural machinery.

Our skilled staff has years of experience and are in possession of the Trading Standards Approved certificates. We continue to make considerable investments in modern Equipment, Training and the latest Technology that enables us to keep abreast with the vehicle needs. Throughout the years we have forged links with many high profile Suppliers and Associates that enables VZ Lines to maintain a high standard of Service to our esteemed clientele.

We carry an extensive range of specialist diagnostics equipment that allows us to perform many tasks that are normally seen as the domain of the main agents only. We offer a constantly expanding range of services to our many satisfied customers coming from retail, motor trade and fleet owners.

Recently the company has been officially confirmed by Gasan Zammit as an approved repairer for Ford commercial vehicles.

Vehicle Maintenance

Our reputation is second-to-none for providing some of the highest quality Remaps and Tuning the industry has to offer.


Over the time we investment into the latest aftermarket and equipment that allows us to offer everything a dealer can do.


We use testing equipment to simulate faults in a safe enviroment that improves the speed of repair.

Customer Care

Our mission is to offer professional service of the highest quality with the very best in customer care.


Within our dedicated workshop we carry out all DPF related work, ECU Remapping, diagnostics and vehicle modifications.

Land Transportation

We are proud to have and still are providing a high-quality passenger transport service for more than 60 years..


We use the latest technology to provide the utmost safety and comfort while traveling with us.

Modern Fleet

With other 50 vehicles of all sizes, we have one of the largest fleets in Malta. Constantly upgraded, our vehicles answer to the highest standards.

Customer Focused

Customer service is at the core of our operations. We strive to provide an efficient and effective customer care, punctuality, cleanliness, smartness and friendliness.

Safety First

The safety of our passengers is our number 1 priority. All of our professional drivers are vouched for and trained, and we abide by all safety regulations and laws.