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Wim van der Leegte voted ‘Bus Builder of the Year 2015’

On Thursday, 15 October 2015 Wim van der Leegte, President and Chairman of the Board of VDL Groep, based in Eindhoven, received the Award for ‘Bus Builder of the Year 2015’ for his exceptional services to the bus industry. This Award was presented at the official opening of the Busworld fair in Kortrijk (Belgium), held from 16 to 21 October 2015. Wim van der Leegte also won this personal Award in 2003. The prize is a reward for all the effort put in over the past few years by VDL Groep's buses and coaches division under the name of VDL Bus & Coach.



F.l.t.r. Alex de Jong (Manager Public Transport VDL Bus & Coach), Marcel Jacobs (Sales Director VDL Bus & Coach), Peter Schellens (Managing Director VDL Parts), Peter Wouters (Managing Director VDL Bus Roeselare), Frank Van Geel (Managing Director VDL Bus Modules), Rémi Henkemans (CEO VDL Bus & Coach), Marc van Doorn (Managing Director VDL Bus Valkenswaard), Henk Coppens (COO VDL Bus & Coach).


Proud of VDL Bus & Coach
Unfortunately Wim van der Leegte was unable to receive the Award in person and he was represented by Rémi Henkemans, Director of VDL Bus & Coach. Wim sent the following message on video: “It is a great honour to receive this Award. Although it is a personal Award I would like to dedicate it to all our employees at VDL Bus & Coach. We have every confidence in the future of VDL Bus & Coach and winning this Award is a great added bonus.” Rémi Henkemans said: “We are continually innovating. We recently introduced the new Futura double-decker, which can be admired at our stand at Busworld. We have also made great progress in the area of sustainable public transport. We are very proud of our Citea Electric, which is already being deployed by our customers in several countries.”


Valkenswaard, October 2015


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

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