QSC announces the opening of QSC Netherlands BV, effective April 1, 2020. Located in Geldermalsen, the office is serving as the company’s business development hub for live sound and systems in the Benelux region as well as housing QSC’s EMEA service repair operation and offering repair training for QSC distributor staff while also handling service and repair for Germany.
QSC Netherlands also includes demonstration and training facilities for customers to experience QSC products first hand and receive hands-on classroom training.
“QSC Netherlands BV is the next strategic step in expanding our regional footprint in the European region,” says Ron Marchant, senior director sales & marketing, QSC EMEA. “This enables QSC to get closer to the market and to deliver even better customer experiences. We look forward to ramping up full operations when the global crisis surrounding COVID-19 is resolved.”
Willem van Zuilekom, managing director of QSC Netherlands, will lead the newly established QSC subsidiary. Van Zuilekom has decades of experience in the pro audio and AV industry, and prior to joining QSC in 2019, he held the position as managing director at Shure Distribution Benelux.
Eric Rutten also joins the Netherland’s team as service manager, bringing extensive product and technology experience to QSC. Jerry Koeleman, service support engineer, will support Rutten. Geert Snijkers, QSC business development manager for Benelux since 2018, rounds out the local team.
QSC Netherlands is taking over service and repair for Germany from AED Repair, which will continue to handle service and repair of live sound and systems in Benelux as well as live sound in France.
“We would like to use this opportunity to thank AED Repair for all the great work in the past years. We’re looking forward to taking on these various responsibilities not only for Benelux but also for Germany and our European partners”, adds Van Zuilekom. “With Geert, Eric and Jerry we have a highly motivated, experienced team with whom we are optimally positioned.”