German trailer builder, Kögel, has appointed Sebastian Volbert as Head of Kögel Financial Services, with the aim to strengthen the OEM’s market position and to advance its internationalisation.
Kögel will apply a brand new concept that has been tailored for the financing, leasing and hire purchase of Kögel trailers in the future.
Volbert reports directly to Kögel Managing Director, Josef Warmeling, and will be available in person to Kögel customers throughout Europe to assist with finance enquiries.
As the Head of Kögel Financial Services, Volbert will be tasked with structuring and developing the OEM’s finance products.
“Structured sales financing throughout Europe will advance our internationalisation and strengthen the market position of Kögel,” said Volbert.
Before joining Kögel, Volbert worked for the finance division of a major truck and bus manufacturer, where he was responsible for international key account management. Prior to that role, Volbert managed the vendor business for transport, construction and agricultural machines at an international leasing company where he transferred after working for a German manufacturer of semi-trailers, bodies and trailers as Sales Financing Manager CEE and Project Financing.
As the first person to hold the new position, Volbert is breaking new ground at Kögel. And he reportedly does so with a clear goal: “Structured sales financing is an important vehicle for sales and a big advantage for our customers.”
“Kögel Finance will soon be offering other attractive services directly from Kögel,” said Warmeling. “Our customers are already asking for this service today, and soon we will be able to offer it to them. We expect that a majority of trailers will leave the factory via a financing solution in future.”
At the start of the year, Kögel established two new direct points of contact in Romania.
(Image: Kögel Head of Financial Services, Sebastian Volbert.)