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IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH adds Nico Hilderink and Bart Bartels to its management team

Efficiency and effectiveness in a team

The IRS Group continues to consistently pursue its strategy, bringing Nico Hilderink and Bart Bartels on board on 20 November this year to join the management team of IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH as directors.

The well-rehearsed team will be placing a particular focus on the effective integration of new businesses into the group. Moreover, Hilderink and Bartels, in close collaboration with the branch managers, will be deeply involved in the continuous improvement of quality and the associated standardisation of processes in the individual body and paint shops. “We are very experienced at making businesses more successful and the opportunity of contributing more directly to future success and being part of it is very exciting for us “, Hilderink says. Bartels adds: “In addition, we already have experience with accompanying businesses on their way to joining the IRS Group, so we feel very much at home.”

It is their many years of international experience in the fields of workshop optimisation, claims management and group building which the IRS Group will benefit from the most, especially in its present phase of dynamic growth. “Innovative thinking, consistent action and joint progress are our maxims “, Hilderink explains. For more than 20 years, the names of Hilderink and Bartels have not only been well known as a team, but have also become synonymous with efficiency and effectiveness in the industry.

Norbert Dohmen, CEO of the IRS Group is also aware of that: “We are characterised by a strong team spirit, which is a key element of our success, because the more we work together as a team, the more we can achieve.” Dohmen adds: “Having Hilderink and Bartels on board as a team is simply a great asset for the already excellent management team of IRS Karosserie & Lack, for every single one of our businesses and for the whole group.”

In response to the question of whether they have a personal motto, Hilderink says “Lean & Smart” and Bartels “Short & Crisp”, adding: “Efficiency and effectiveness are our top priority in everything we do.” Evidently with great success.

The IRS Group is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repair, body and paint work as well as hail damage repair on vehicle bodies. It offers the full range of services relating to the refurbishment and repair of the body and interior of used, hired, accident-damaged and leased vehicles. At present, more than 1,600 employees work within the group.