On 1 February 2013 VDL Bus & Coach Nordic AB has been launched. From that date this new organisation is responsible for the sales and service of all VDL Bus & Coach products in Sweden, Finland and Norway by way of the subsidiaries VDL Bus & Coach Sweden, VDL Bus & Coach Finland and VDL Bus & Coach Norway.
VDL Bus & Coach Nordic AB
In close collaboration with one another VDL Bus & Coach bv and High Coast Holding AB (HCHAB) have decided to form VDL Bus & Coach Nordic AB in order to strengthen VDL’s position in Scandinavia. At the start of 2013 HCHAB acquired VDL Bus Sweden AB and VDL Bus Finland Oy Ab from A Björks AB. The names of these subsidiaries will be changed to VDL Bus & Coach Sweden and VDL Bus & Coach Finland.
VDL Bus & Coach Norge AS, a subsidiary of VDL Bus & Coach bv, will cease to exist and be replaced by VDL Bus & Coach Norway AS, a subsidiary of VDL Bus & Coach Nordic AB. VDL Bus & Coach bv holds a minority interest in VDL Bus & Coach Nordic so as to ensure that Scandinavian customers will be provided with the necessary service.
“By combining forces in the Scandinavian countries we’re convinced we’ll be able to serve our customers even better than before. With the new VDL Bus & Coach Nordic organisation we’re looking towards the future in Scandinavia with plenty of confidence”, says Rémi Henkemans, Managing Director of VDL Bus & Coach bv.
“In 2012 we delivered around 250 VDL public transport buses and coaches in Sweden, Finland and Norway and organised several service workshops in Stockholm and Helsinki. The service organisation will be developed further and our focus will continue to be on building up long-term
relationships with our customers in the Scandinavian countries”, says Anders Lundström, CEO of VDL Bus & Coach Nordic and joint owner of HCHAB.