VDL Bus & Coach buys in the Nordics

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SWEDEN VDL Bus & Coach Nordic AB agreed to acquire all the shares of Swedish company Björks & Byberg at the end of last year.

The agreement was finalised on May 4, 2018 and had retrospective affect from January 1, 2018. VDL Bus & Coach Nordic, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Finland and Norway, employs approximately 60 people and the decision by VDL to take over the share package is described as a logical follow-up in its strategy of being directly present in major European bus markets.

“This new arrangement is crucial for VDL Bus & Coach and enables us to strengthen our role as a transition partner to zero emission heavy-duty mobility and smart city development in the Nordic markets,” said Henk Coppens, CEO of VDL Bus & Coach bv.

“The takeover emphasises the long-term commitment of VDL Bus & Coach to the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian public transport and coach customers,” said Marcel Jacobs, Commercial Director of VDL Bus & Coach bv.

“In all three countries we will strongly focus on further strengthening our presence in the market. We will invest in expanding our sales and aftersales organisations to increase the complete network coverage.”