Van Vliet Automotive Group opens branch in Togo
The strategy of the Van Vliet Automotive Group B.V. Netherlands is focused on a more direct customer approach and a high performance after-sales service. In cooperation with MAN Truck & Bus AG Germany, an agreement was reached in which the two companies collaborate in a local branch for maintenance, repair and delivery of spare parts. This will strengthen the relationship with the customer and provide a long-term service agreement, ensuring the customer's 100% service support.
Following a thorough market research and weighing out options, Van Vliet has chosen to establish a service location in Lomé Togo. On an easily accessible industrial site, a completely new building has been set up with workshop facilities, a spare parts warehouse and offices for the management. From this branch, not only Togo, but also the surrounding countries will be served. The Van Vliet company reputation will reflect beyond Togo borders. The service engineers who work in Lomé will also operate on site and, where needed, make repairs on behalf of the customer. On Wednesday, November 29, the branch was inaugurated by the Togolese authorities and the management of Van Vliet Automotive Group.
Since its establishment in 1953, the Van Vliet Automotive Group is an independent family owned international trade organization in the automotive industry. The foundation for the Van Vliet companies was laid by Mr. Bas van Vliet senior. He began trading in passenger cars and vans. Later, his sons continued and expanded the activities, causing the company to grow enormously. From a local supplier, Van Vliet became a global player with customers around the world. Since 2016, the Van Vliet Automotive Group is officially importer and dealer of MAN Trucks for five African countries. After commissioning this first combined branch in Togo, service locations will be established in other countries in the short term.
Mr. A.C. (Nol) van Vliet, Managing Director of the Van Vliet Automotive Group; Mr. Timothée Bamana Baroma, Secretary General of the Ministry of Trade and Promotion of the Private Sector of Togo; Mr. Manu Meerschman, General Manager Africa of the Van Vliet Automotive Group.