VDL BUS & COACH PRESENTS BELGIAN SALES ORGANIZATION
Following recent steps in Spain, Norway, Sweden and Finland, VDL Bus & Coach will now also have a physical presence in the Belgian market, from March 1st onwards. Up to this point the Benelux region was centrally managed from the Netherlands, but by being physically closer to the customers, VDL Bus & Coach wants to be a preferred partner within the rapidly changing and innovative bus and coach market.
The introduction of alternative technologies and the transition to fully emission-free public transport demands the further strengthening of local sales and after-sales teams. This way the right expertise will be close to the customer, which is essential in this rapidly changing market. The Belgian sales team will naturally cooperate with and make use of all the knowledge and experience within the existing buses and coaches division and VDL Groep. Filip Malefason has been appointed managing director of VDL Bus & Coach Belgium. He has extensive experience in the automotive industry. After taking his degree in motor vehicle technology, he worked in sales and after sales, in both staff and managerial positions, at Mercedes-Benz and Iveco. Since 2013, Filip has been after sales manager for the Belgian VDL Bus & Coach organization. In this position he was responsible for all the service- and parts-related activities for the Belgian public transport and coach customers. VDL Bus & Coach is confident that Filip will strengthen this position.