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Fostering Sustainable Mobility: Yunex Traffic appoints Martijn Koolhoven as Managing Director Netherlands

Although the Dutch flag boasts orange, the Netherlands shines with its commitment to green initiatives. Pioneering innovations and policies in sustainability, the Netherlands has long been a global leader. The mobility infrastructure in the Netherlands consists of roads, railways and engineering structures such as locks, bridges and tunnels. Society and the economy are supported by multiple modes of transportation. However, the existing infrastructure is aging while the intensity of use is increasing. In the coming years, the Netherlands will focus on the optimal assessment, maintenance and renewal of this infrastructure, with the aim of creating the lowest possible environmental impact. The focus will be on reducing emissions, the use of electric energy, and improving the use of recycled materials.

New technological solutions are needed to make this a reality. For example, to reduce emissions through more intelligent traffic management. Yunex Traffic has been serving the Dutch market with innovative infrastructure and traffic management solutions since decades. Over the past five years, Arjen Hartman has led the Dutch business with passion and dedication, establishing Yunex Traffic as a major partner in the Dutch mobility sector. Having decided to pursue new horizons in the world of large international turnkey projects, Arjen now passes the baton to Martijn Koolhoven, a seasoned expert and valued member of the Yunex Traffic family since 2018. With immediate effect, he will assume the role of Managing Director of Yunex Traffic Netherlands. Martijn Koolhoven and Arjen Hartman will work closely together to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. During the handover period, Arjen will remain with Yunex Traffic Netherlands until February 2024.

Intelligent solutions for a more sustainable infrastructure in the Netherlands

Martijn Koolhoven brings a wealth of experience to the position, having been an integral part of the local management team for many years. His expertise extends from a deep understanding of the ITS industry and to the specific requirements of the Dutch market and a broad understanding of customer project management.

“I am honored to take on the position of Managing Director for Yunex Traffic in the Netherlands and can’t wait to pave the way for more sustainable traffic management in the Netherlands,” says Martijn Koolhoven, Managing Director Yunex Traffic Netherlands. “There is a lot of infrastructure in the Netherlands that consumes energy. I’m convinced that our software and systems can contribute to the transition to Net Zero,” he adds.

“I am delighted to welcome Martijn to the Yunex Traffic leadership team,” says Markus Schlitt, CEO of Yunex Traffic. “In the Netherlands we are experiencing challenges that we are currently seeing around the world. Commitments to sustainability play an important role for the traffic management of the future. The Netherlands aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its mobility infrastructure by 40%, focusing on efficient use of materials, recycling and minimizing noise and vibration. New solutions, innovative ideas and out-of-the-box approaches are needed to make the Dutch mobility infrastructure fit for the future. In Martijn, we have an exceptional leader on board. With his expertise, drive and dedication, he will be instrumental in revolutionizing mobility in the Netherlands.

Markus Schlitt adds: “I would also like to thank Arjen for his tremendous spirit and dedication over the past years. He has been instrumental in shaping the future of mobility in the Dutch market and positioning Yunex Traffic as a trusted partner. I wish him all the best for his new adventures.”

“As I embark on a new journey, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the incredible journey within Yunex Traffic Netherlands. It’s been an honor. I trust my honored colleague Martijn will lead our Netherlands mobility sector to remarkable heights, and I’m excited to witness the continued progress and innovation ahead,” says Arjen Hartman, Managing Director, Yunex Traffic Netherlands.

Sustainability: A top priority for our business worldwide

Sustainability is a top priority for our business at Yunex Traffic. With dedicated local measurements in the Netherlands, Martijn and his team will contribute to Yunex Traffic’s global sustainability goals.