Erik Swerts appointed chairman of the Sustainable Repair Foundation

posted on March 25, 2016

Aartselaar, 25 March 2016 - Erik Swerts, Director of Operations at Alphabet Belgium, was recently appointed chairman of the Belgian Board of Experts that directs the Sustainable Repair Foundation.

The Sustainable Repair Foundation is a non-profit organisation that seeks to recognise automotive companies such as tyre centres, garages and general as well as glass repair, for their environmentally friendly and sustainable working methods. The automotive company is thoroughly evaluated during an objective audit, and subsequently awarded the Sustainable Repair quality label.

In Belgium, this organisation receives support from a Board of Experts, on which experts from various leasing companies and insurance companies, among others, hold a seat. Erik Swerts, Director of Operations at Alphabet Belgium, was appointed chairman of this board for three years, starting in 2016. ‘Through the Sustainable Repair Foundation, we aim to place an even greater emphasis on environmentally-friendly and sustainable operations within the automotive industry,’ proclaims Erik Swerts, who will be combining his activities as chairman with his position as Director of Operations at Alphabet Belgium. Alphabet was one of the first leasing companies to be included in the Sustainable Repair Foundation.

‘Sustainable Repair Foundation’s vision fits seamlessly into that of Alphabet,’ adds Erik Swerts. ‘Alphabet places considerable emphasis on sustainability in various aspects of its business operations. This extends to cooperation with our suppliers. It gives me great pride to couple my experience with Alphabet on the promotion of sustainability in my position as Chairman of the Board of Experts for the Sustainable Repair Foundation.’

Erik Swerts has worked for Alphabet Belgium since 1988. Prior to his appointment as Director of Operations in 2007, Swerts was engaged by Alphabet as its Manager of Operations and Insurance Manager.

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About Alphabet

As one of the market leaders in corporate mobility in Europe, Alphabet helps companies manage their fleet in an efficient and sustainable manner. Alphabet was founded in 1997 as a division of the BMW Group and has since acquired extensive knowledge in the field of international fleet management and leasing. The comprehensive service it offers includes advice as well as financing. Alphabet’s corporate mobility solutions are tailor-made so that they can satisfy companies’ specific requirements.

With a portfolio of over 600,000 vehicles of all makes in 18 countries, it is one of the four major players on the market. In Belgium Alphabet currently manages over 45,000 vehicles, also good for a place in the top three.

Thanks to its expertise and technological know-how Alphabet is able to play a leading role in Advanced Mobility Solutions: AlphaElectric offers businesses extensive eMobility solutions, while AlphaCity provides a cost-saving Corporate Car Sharing arrangement.


For more information, please contact: Ann Massart, Press relations, Alphabet Belgium, 03/459.59.71,