Paul Brien has been working in the trailer industry since 1982. He started as an area sales manager in the Dagenham branch of a well-known trailer rental company on the east side of London, and within eight years he helped to transform the company into one of the most successful locations in Europe. In 1990, Brien became managing director of a trailer rental and leasing company. The now 62-year-old spent more than twelve years building a solid profitable multi-location business together with his team. In the next stage of his career, Brien returned to a sales role as National Account Manager for a major UK trailer manufacturer, helping them to become the UK market leader. During the 2008/09 global financial crisis, Brien switched allegiances to another British trailer manufacturer, and at the end of 2013, he decided to take an early retirement.
Fortunately for Kögel, his decision was not final as Brien identified lucrative new prospects together with his friends from Trans UK, Managing Directors Wilkes and Seagrave. He will now use his experience to support and further develop Kögel representation in Britain. Paul Brien’s aim is to “make the Kögel brand more widely known and respected in Great Britain”. Kögel Managing Director Josef Warmeling, who is responsible for sales in western Europe, is delighted: “Trans UK and Kögel are both extremely lucky to have Paul Brien on board. His knowledge and experience in the industry will significantly boost sales of Kögel trailers in Great Britain.”
Kögel is one of the leading trailer manufacturers in Europe. Since it was established in 1934, the company has manufactured more than 550,000 trailers. With its commercial vehicles and solutions for freight-forwarding companies and the construction industry, the company has been providing ‚Made in Germany‘ engineering quality for more than 80 years. During this period, it has maintained its passion for transport and innovation, enabling it to offer proven, long-lasting added value to freight-forwarding companies. The company headquarters and main production facility of Kögel Trailer GmbH & Co. KG are located in the Bavarian town of Burtenbach. Kögel also has factories and offices in Ulm (Germany), Duingen (Germany), Chocen (Czech Republic), Verona (Italy), Zwolle (Netherlands) and Moscow (Russia).
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