2 Sep 19

Bertrand Durand and Vincent Muyllaert to reinforce Macadam Group

Macadam, the market leader for end-of-contract vehicle inspections in the Benelux and France, appoints Bertrand Durand, effective from September 2019 as COO of the Group. Previously, Mr Durand led the French division of Macadam. As of that date, Macadam France will be managed by Vincent Muyllaert.

Before joining Macadam France as the Managing Director, Mr Muyllaert was Chief Operating Officer at Alphabet Car Lease France. He also acquired ample experience in managing fleet and mobility solutions at Mercedes-Benz France, Opel France, General Motors France and GE Capital Fleet Services.

In his position as Chief Officer Operation, Mr Durand will assist Bertrand Donck, CEO and will be tasked with continuing the company’s growth path and maintaining the high-quality standards for all services and products.

Over the last six years at Macadam France, Mr Durand successfully tripled the company’s activities. On a European level, he will implement the best practices developed in France in the other markets including the new divisions in Portugal and Italy that have been opened over the last few years.

Macadam Europe will also develop additional products in the fields of vehicle sales and fleet management. PitStop, an interactive management tool for driver changes, rental cars and car sharing, is a prime example of such new services.

The recent alliance of Macadam Europe with EuroFleet Consult enables the company to consolidate its position as market leader and to launch new services like additional trainings aimed at professionals in the vehicle remarketing and sales industries. Large OEMs and dealers are already familiar with the Sales Support & Training Programmes of EuroFleet Consult. The new tool, Car Cost Advisor, that makes it easy to calculate a vehicle’s TCO, is a first product of this new alliance. More than ever it is important to have a correct estimate of the TCO and, more specifically, the environmental and fiscal impact of the models on new energy.

Each year, Macadam Europe performs over 500,000 vehicle inspections in 13 countries across the continent and invests 15% of its revenue in Research and Development.

Image: Vincent Muyllaert, COO, Macadam Europe

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck