English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 5 - 2018 | Page 9

NEWS NOOTEBOOM SALES & SERVICES The international transport market is growing fast and so is the demand for Nooteboom trailers. In order to give our customers the best possible service we have strengthened our sales team. After receiving thorough in- house training about the Nooteboom products, regulations, loads etc. they will be ready to give you expert advice. We would like to introduce some of them to you now. ROBERT NIJHUIS In July 2017 Robert Nijhuis became the new Sales & Services Director at Nooteboom Trailers. Since taking up his duties he has got to know the organisation, the products and the markets extremely well and with his sales team he has been devoting all his attention to the customers of Nooteboom. Nooteboom intends to concentrate all their commercial activities even more strongly around their customers. So since 2018 all contacts with the customers concerning new-build, service, parts and used vehicles are centrally organised in Sales & Services. That step is a logical consequence of the Nooteboom strategy in which the customer is put at the centre. Robert Nijhuis has gained ample experience in international senior management functions, e.g. at Siemens and Stork. ■ FACES Expansion sales team ANDRÉ WALTHER (F) JEAN-FRANCOIS DELCROIX (B+L) In February this year André Walther joined the sales team France as area sales manager for northern and eastern France. André has plenty of experience in sales and marketing within the crane and transport sector in France. Previous employers include prominent companies such as Vetter, Kögel and General Trailers. André can be contacted by phone on +33 0607623498 or by email at [email protected] ■ Nooteboom Trailers takes second place in the sales statistics for heavy trailers in Belgium. A good reason to expand the sales team, which for years consisted of Paul Cedee only. Jean- François is focussing his attention on the French-speaking areas of Belgium and Luxembourg. During the past 14 years he has gained a great deal of experience in business-to-business sales as sales advisor in Wallonia and Luxembourg at the TVH Group Thermote & Verhalst. Jean- François can be contacted by phone on +32 470 736053 or by email at  [email protected] ■ RALPH DISVELD, EXPORT Companies outside Europe call upon Nooteboom more and more. The advanced European technology, especially at Nooteboom, proves to be useful in those markets too. Ralph Disveld has been a member of the Export Worldwide sales team since the middle of 2017. He is also the sales manager responsible for the Middle East, Africa, South America and Oceania. Ralph finished his stud- ies at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in 2013 and in recent years has worked at several suppliers for the logistics sector. Ralph can be contact- ed by phone on +31 629702588 or by email at  [email protected] ■ CHRISTIAN MAIER (D) German transport operators very much appreciate the importance of the high product quality of the Nooteboom trailers. In order to advise them even better, the sales team Germany has been strengthened with the appoint- ment of Christian Maier. Christian will be active in the south-eastern region of Germany. For many years Christian was responsible for the sales of Palfinger cranes. This experience is an excellent starting point for a successful career at Nooteboom. Christian can be contacted by phone on +49 171 2419098 or by email at   [email protected] ■ 9