Since the beginning of 2017, Trans UK has been distributing new vehicles manufactured by Burtenbach-based trailer manufacturer, Kögel, across the United Kingdom as well as offering rental, leasing, financing and spare parts services. Managing Directors Mike Wilkes and Ian Seagrave have received valuable assistance from the experienced and renowned sales professional, Paul Brien.
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.”