Van Hool has established a specific UK business in the wake of the closure of Arriva Bus and Coach, which had been the exclusive distributor for Van Hool coaches in the UK.
The new business, Van Hool UK Ltd, is registered in Wellingborough at a location previously used as a satellite maintenance site by Arriva Bus and Coach. Van Hool will base all of its UK sales and aftersales activities there.
The launch of Van Hool UK was announced on March 31, 2021, the day Arriva Bus and Coach closed its doors.
Initial staff at Van Hool UK include Robert White as sales representative and Jason Hawkins as site manager. Darren Best and Kristian Robinson are the firm’s field-service engineers. A network of service partners throughout the UK has also been set up.