We are BAS

Global player with family values

Our mission is clear: to literally help our customers on the road. Guided by the Global Truck Concept, we provide everything in the field of buying and maintaining trucks, commercial vehicles and machinery, among other things. We offer transport companies a single point of contact and focus on long-term relationships.

Every day, more than 1,000 colleagues work hard to help our customers. Not only do we immerse ourselves in their daily practice, but we also think along with them about future-proof and innovative solutions.

We are characterized by versatility and innovation. Short lines of communication, mutual involvement and informal working atmosphere make for a unique combination. A family business in the Netherlands that has grown into a household name within the national and international trucking industry and far beyond.

How it all started

The acquisition of several companies in Son, the Netherlands, led to the establishment of Brabant Automobile Service. You also know right away that the name BAS is actually an abbreviation.

The takeover of Martin van Heertum in 1986 shifted us into the next gear. Martin had one dream. To introduce a total concept for the customer in the field of buying and maintaining trucks.

After Martin's sudden death in 2001, his sons Bas & Caspar took over the company and transformed the total concept into the Global Truck Concept. Under their leadership BAS continues to grow steadily and the highlights follow each other in rapid succession.

This is typical BAS

Together we are BAS

With more than 1,000 colleagues and 30 nationalities, we continuously work together to achieve the best for our customers. Whether it's buying a new truck through BAS Truck Center, renting or leasing a vehicle through BAS Rent and BAS Lease, tires or parts through BAS Parts & Tyres or having a fleet managed by FleetcareXL. With us, you've come to the right place. 

 But that's not all. By selling used Trucks, Vans and Machinery, we have grown to become Europe's largest used truck and trailer dealer. Advanced technology and the will to keep innovating allowed us to integrate this success formula into a platform: BAS World. The place to buy and sell new and used vehicles safely, quickly and with the highest level of trust. 

We are proud of our background as a down-to-earth Dutch family business, while at the same time attaching great importance to respect for other cultures and backgrounds. Where you come from and what your background is does not matter. We treat everybody equally. Our directors, Bas and Cas van Heertum, like to be addressed by their first name. And the door of their remarkably modest offices is always open.

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