Beelen is the biggest demolition and recycling company in the Netherlands. Van der Spek Vianen is a major supplier of demolition and construction equipment. For the past 15 years the two companies have entertained a warm and mutually beneficial business relationship, in which Scania is playing an ever-increasing role.
Beelen is the largest demolition company in the Netherlands, working some 350 demolition projects a year. The company can handle almost any demolition job and has a reputation for being green.
“We recycle more than 99 percent of all building materials, which is way above average in our field.,” says Richard Heimering, Managing Director of Beelen. “We also work with very modern equipment – equipment that meets the latest standards in fuel consumption and noise reduction.”
Much of Beelen’s equipment is supplied by Van der Spek Vianen. Van der Spek Vianen is a major distributor of shovels, wheel-loaders, concrete mixers and other building equipment. It is also the Dutch importer of Hyundai construction equipment. In April 2015, Hyundai launched its first piece of construction equipment powered by a Scania engine, the HX520 L excavator. Since then, more machines have been introduced.
“Hyundai has made tremendous strides in establishing itself as a supplier of top-notch building equipment,” Jan Nolles, Managing Director of Van der Spek Vianen, says. Outfitting its machines with Scania engines is one more logical step in this process. We use the name of Scania to boost sales of our Hyundai machines.”
“Scania’s service network is the most efficient in the industry”
Beelen is no stranger to the Scania brand. Back in 2010, the company replaced most of its fleet with Scania trucks, some 75 vehicles of all sizes. Beelen bought a Hyundai HX520 L excavator, powered by a 13-litre, 331 kW Scania engine, from Van der Spek Vianen right after the excavator’s launch. The engine meets the most stringent environmental standards and is silent, robust and maintenance-friendly.
“Our new excavator has exceeded all our expectations in terms of reliability, noise and fuel-efficiency,” Heimering says. “Our mechanics are familiar with Scania trucks already, and the Scania service network is by far the most efficient in the industry. In each of the two dozen dealerships in Holland you get the right parts right away, without having to search for the right person to talk to. We are sure to purchase more Hyundai equipment with a Scania heart beating under the bonnet.”