Van Hool launches new UK site

Van Hool UK, the Belgian manufacturer’s new presence in the UK, is now operational. The move follows the closure of Arriva Bus and Coach, which was the exclusive UK distributor for the coach builder.

A statement to all Van Hool UK customers said: “Van Hool immediately took charge and worked out a plan, with the main aim being to safeguard and even optimise the provision of services to its historically loyal customer base in the United Kingdom.”

Van Hool UK Ltd is registered in Wellingborough, the site previously occupied by Arriva Bus and Coach. The facility provides a modern workshop with multiple vehicle bays.

Van Hool UK already has staff onboard, including Sales Representative, Robert White and Site Manager, Jason Hawkins, both former-Arriva Bus and Coach employees. Darren Best and Kristian Robinson will assist with all technical needs as Field-Service Engineers. This team will be supported by the Belgian Van Hool Sales and After Sales colleagues, tasked to assist UK customers in the familial manner it is known for.

“We hope it will reaffirm and further deepen the trust that you and many other customers have placed in us” 

The message from Van Hool said: “In addition, a professional network of Service Partners throughout the UK will guarantee the high level of service you can expect from Van Hool.

“We wanted to let you know personally about this considerable investment for our company. We hope it will reaffirm and further deepen the trust that you and many other customers have placed in us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to make time for you, to satisfy your needs and provide the information you are looking for.”

  • See next week’s Bus and Coach Buyer for more on this

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