Arriva named exclusive Van Hool supplier
From 1 February 2019, Arriva Bus and Coach in Cleckheaton is to be the only UK supplier of the Van Hool range of coaches.
The Belgian manufacturer has concluded an exclusive distributorship agreement with the dealer. The company will be responsible for the marketing and sales of the entire range of Van Hool coaches, including all EX and TX models.
Van Hool and Arriva Bus and Coach have been partners in the UK for over 30 years. This latest deal will see the Moseley companies’ sales of these vehicles come to an end. Moseley PCV, based in Pontefract; Moseley Distributors, based in Airdrie and Moseley in the South, based in Taunton, will continue marketing and sales of Van Hool coaches until 1 February 2019.
According to Van Hool, the exclusivity agreement with Arriva has been reached through a shared vision for providing operators with coaches of the very highest quality and refinement along with an enhanced and modernised aftersales service.
Van Hool Head of Sales Bus and Coach Private Market, Erik Olijslagers, said: “Van Hool has chosen to enter the exclusivity agreement with Arriva Bus and Coach because we share their vision for the future. Exclusivity will mean our customers receive the absolute best in every aspect of buying and operating a Van Hool coach. So not only is this an important moment for Van Hool and Arriva Bus and Coach, it is also fantastic news for operators of Van Hool coaches.”
Andrew Cullen, MD of Arriva Bus and Coach, said: “It is an extremely proud moment for Arriva Bus and Coach to become the exclusive partner for Van Hool in the UK. Not only is it testament to the success we have enjoyed over the past three decades, it also means we can now forge ahead with a number of exciting developments.”
Steve Fletcher, Head of Product at Arriva Bus and Coach, added: “Being chosen by the prestige coach builder Van Hool as their sole UK distributor endorses the hard work, commitment and vision shown by everyone at Arriva Bus and Coach.”
Erik Olijslagers has also assured existing Van Hool customers regarding warranty work and aftersales: “We are in close contact with Moseley and will ensure the transition process to an exclusive distributorship is as smooth as possible for our customers.”