Tag: Van Den Ban

Armstrong tyre brand returns to Europe

Armstrong tyre brand returns to Europe

Wednesday 30th May 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been dormant for a long while, but now Armstrong is back: Partnering with Netherlands-based tyre wholesaler Van den Ban, this week Zafco launched the next generation of Armstrong tyres at The Tire Cologne.

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Yanchang Rubber, Van den Ban push ITMA to record high membership

Yanchang Rubber, Van den Ban push ITMA to record high membership

Tuesday 29th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Two significant international tyre businesses have become the latest companies to become members of the International Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ITMA). Yanchang Rubber of China, and the Dutch Van den Ban Group have both joined the association, taking ITMA’s membership to new record levels. ITMA chairman, Alfred Graham said the complexity of the European marketplace – especially in the wake of Brexit – could make ITMA’s activities even more relevant in the coming years.

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Van den Ban continues investments in products, brands and logistics

Van den Ban continues investments in products, brands and logistics

Tuesday 5th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Success as a tyre wholesaler, says Cyril Versteeg, depends upon a company’s ability to deliver added value. When Tyres & Accessories recently met with Versteeg, commercial manager at Netherlands-based wholesaler Van den Ban, he reflected on the evolution of this principle over the years. While added value has always lain at the heart of the wholesale business model, the market has driven Van den Ban and other wholesalers to embrace entirely new demands. More than ever, wholesalers not only need to offer a complete and, where possible, exclusive range of products – they must also guarantee fast and accurate deliveries.

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Inter-Sprint gets green light to acquire tyre wholesaler Van den Ban

Friday 19th September 2014 | 0 Comments

The Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument & Markt) in the Netherlands has consented to the Inter-Sprint Group’s proposed acquisition of the Van den Ban Group. B.L.K. Vroomen, team manager for the authority’s Directorate of Competition, reports the ACM ruled on 17 September that “sufficient competition” will exist in the market following this transaction.

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Inter-Sprint seeks approval for full Van den Ban acquisition

Inter-Sprint seeks approval for full Van den Ban acquisition

Wednesday 30th July 2014 | 0 Comments

The trade regulatory body in the Netherlands, the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (Authority for Consumers and Markets), reports that it received notification of the proposed concentration of the Inter-Sprint Group and the Van den Ban Group on 21 July. Both companies have approached the authority seeking its permission to go ahead with Inter-Sprint’s full acquisition of Van den Ban. The Autoriteit Consument & Markt says it is now evaluating the proposed acquisition and will announce its decision within four weeks from the date it received initial notification of the purchase plans.

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Van den Ban continues investment in IT solutions and logistics

Van den Ban continues investment in IT solutions and logistics

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 | 0 Comments

An individual company has no say over the economy, nor can it order the weather conditions that best suit its requirements. But it can adapt to these variables, and prosper. Although the past year was a challenging one for tyre wholesalers in Europe, Netherlands-based wholesaler Van den Ban Autobanden B.V. has continued to invest time and resources in projects that will help it move forward in the current environment. Commercial manager Cyril Versteeg and Leonie de Wit of the marketing department recently shared details of these developments with Tyres & Accessories.

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Van den Ban upgrades flagship brand Novex

Van den Ban upgrades flagship brand Novex

Monday 7th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Van den Ban’s private label Novex has been upgraded with a more mature identity and improved assortment. The distributer has displayed great confidence in the Novex brand, produced by what it describes as “a well-known Asian tyre manufacturer” and the range is developing rapidly by introducing new patterns and sizes. With the increased winter and all-season assortment, VDB says Novex is now in a better position to respond to the needs of the market.

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VDB offering broader winter portfolio in 2013-14

Friday 27th September 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Europe, beware – winter is coming, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. The first snow has already fallen in the mountains of Switzerland, and that means the start of a new winter tyre season. Van den Ban (VDB), however, reports itself winter ready and says its expanded assortment of winter tyres is even more extensive compared with prior years.

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Multi-brand a focus for new VDB truck business

Thursday 25th April 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Shortly before Tyres & Accessories visited Van den Ban in late March, the Netherlands-based wholesaler announced plans to enter the truck tyre market. A truck specialist, Hans Bakker, has been appointed to assist Van den Ban in growing this business; Bakker, along with commercial manager Cyril Versteeg, discussed the wholesaler’s plans in relation to truck tyres.

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Van den Ban hires new truck sales manager

Monday 25th March 2013 | 12,345 Comments

Netherlands-based wholesaler Van den Ban intends to expand its activities in area of truck tyre distribution, and to facilitate this has employed a new truck tyre sales manager. On 18 March, Hans Bakker began in this position; as truck tyre sales manager he will be responsible for expanding Van den Ban’s truck tyre portfolio as well as for sales.

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Full service – VDB shows off customer portal

Thursday 20th September 2012 | 0 Comments

A particular focus for Van den Ban at this year’s Reifen show was to convey to visitors the company’s full range of services. To this end, representatives from the Netherlands-based wholesaler’s various national sales teams were on hand to meet with new and existing clients, and VDB showed off examples of its private labels, exclusive brands. Of course, the complete range of premium brands distributed by VDB was also there.

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Van den Ban “wider than wide” winter tyre stock for expected “normal demand”

Monday 10th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Wholesaler Van den Ban says that its selection of winter products is “wider than wide” this winter, and the company is expecting to cope well with “normal demand”. In recent winters VDB has experienced “very early” seasonal demand for winter tyres, but with a somewhat milder winter last year, the company is confident that this early rush will be evened out into “normal demand” this year, “commencing later than previous years”.

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VDB awarded 1000th AEO certificate

Friday 6th July 2012 | 0 Comments

Dutch enterprises involved in international trade and commerce have the option of applying for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status with the Netherlands customs agency. The advantages of AEO status include being subjected to fewer physical inspections and document checks, priority treatment of consignments if selected for control – benefits that save time. AEO certificate companies are also viewed as reliable business partners.

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Flexibility key to success at Van den Ban

Tuesday 20th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Following the crazy scramble for tyres in the winter of 2010/11, when availability was low and some sizes couldn’t be purchased at any price, in 2012 the European market now faces the reverse situation – tyres are there to purchase but unsold stocks are spoiling many people’s appetite to buy. To retain a competitive edge in such changeable conditions requires flexibility; and this is precisely the quality that Dutch wholesaler Van den Ban prides itself in possessing. Flexibility in its various forms was a key theme when Tyres & Accessories recently spoke with commercial manager Cyril Versteeg and Kees Nieuwland, who is responsible for the company’s UK and Ireland sales during a recent visit to the company’s headquarters in Hellevoetsluis, not far from the major port of Rotterdam.

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Spijker appointed as Mitas Benelux director

Thursday 8th March 2012 | 0 Comments

On 1 March Mitas appointed Jean-Paul Spijker market director for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (Benelux). Operating out of Uden, Spijker has the responsibility of increasing Mitas’ market share and improving customer service in the region. “I can open a lot of doors,” said Spijker, who has an extensive sales background from Toyo Tyres, Van den Ban Autobanden, Solideal and Alliance Tire Europe. Spijker is a Kiwanis associate and is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

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