Your partner for
commercial vehicles

TH Group is a leading, international automotive distributor and retailer, represented in 10 European countries. The activities of the group are organised around 3 pilars:
TH Trucks, TH Turbo and TH Lease.

TH Trucks

Since the acquisition of our first dealership in 1998, today TH Trucks has become the largest European commercial vehicle dealer. We will help you in every step and all aspects of your fleet management: selecting the best suited and qualitative vehicle, maintaining it, or provide you with the parts to allow you to do this maintenance yourself. Our team of extremely well, brand specific, trained sales advisors, mechanics or parts-advisors aims to provide our customers the best service in the sector.

TH Lease

Since its establishment in 1987 TH Lease has grown into a major independent European Leasing & renting company for commercial vehicles. We offer our customers tailormade financing and insurance solutions for both long- and short term requirements for their fleets. Our customers can benefit from the extensive TH Trucks network, through which we can guarantee them a perfect service. Of course we primarily focus on financing solutions for the brands of which we are a dealer, but we can also offer sale- and leaseback operations for other new commercial vehicles, and we have solutions for second hand commercial vehicles.

TH Turbo

Since our creation by Alfred Hoet in 1974, our customers have been benefiting from our knowledge and experience of turbochargers for all market segments: passenger cars, transport, maritime, agriculture, construction and industry. TH Turbos is a distributor of all major turbo manufacturers and our close relationships with these manufacturers assures we are always up-to-date with the newest technological evolutions. Additionally, we are a major European remanufacturer and repairer of turbochargers with own production facilities in several countries.

Meet the board of directors

Tom Bamelis
Chairman

Tom is CFO of Ackermans & van Haaren and a member of its Executive Committee. After completing his studies as a commercial engineer (KU Leuven - 1988), Tom also obtained a master’s degree in financial management (VLEKHO -1991). He worked at Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and later Groupe Bruxelles Lambert before joining AvH in 1999

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Chairman

Thibaut Jonnaert
Director

Thibault started in the family business in 2012 after finishing his commercial engineering degree at Ghent University. Currently he is CEO of TheTruckCompany, a diversified group active in used truck trading, truck and trailer dealerships, leasing, manufacturing of trailers and automotive software solutions.

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Job title
Director

Inge Hoet
Director

Inge Hoet and her son Thibault Jonnaert proudly represent the second and third generation of the family of Alfred Hoet, the founder of TH Group (1974). Inge is active as a board member in the different companies of the family holdings and actively monitors the healthy development and growth of its companies.

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Director

An Herremans
Director

An is investment manager at Ackermans & van Haaren since October 2014. She obtained a Master in Commercial Engineering (KU Leuven, 2005) and a Master in Financial Management at Vlerick (2006). An previously worked at Barco as Strategy Office Manager and Corporate Business Development Manager, and at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as a senior consultant.

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Director

Meet our management team

Piet Wauters
CEO

After obtaining a master in economics with distinction in 1984, Piet held various management positions in Paribas Bank before joining TH Group in 1992 as CFO. Piet is CEO of the TH Group since 2006.

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CEO

Peter Tytgadt
CFO

Armed with qualifications in accounting, Peter began his career as an auditor and went on to hold various senior financial positions at Kinepolis (2001-2005), Punch International and Xeikon (2005-2010). He has been CFO of the TH Group since 2010.

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CFO

Serge van Hulle
Director TH Trucks Russia

Serge started his career in Russia as a correspondent journalist for Belgian television and set up an independent business importing used trucks. Since the start of the TH Group in 2006, Serge has been managing the Russian division of TH Group.

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Director TH Trucks Russia

Bart Dobbels
Director TH Trucks BE / FR / LUX

Bart obtained his master in commercial sciences & business management in 1996 and started his career in international sales. Bart joined TH Group in 2000 as Sales Director, but left TH to become CEO of MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Belux in 2008. 3 years later, in 2011, Bart rejoined TH Group as General Manager of TH Trucks Belgium & France. At present, Bart is General Manager for TH Trucks France

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Director TH Trucks FR / BE / LUX

Kristof Derudder
Director TH Turbo & Parts

Kristof graduated as Civil Engineer from the university of Leuven (Belgium) in 1993 and started his career as technical support engineer for Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics. In 1999 Kristof moved to Vitalo Packaging of which he eventually became MD, before joining the Renson Group, where he was Managing Director of 2 divisions. In 2015 Kristof joined TH Group as Managing Director for the business units TH Parts and TH Turbos.

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Director TH Turbo & Parts

Georgi Zagarov
Director TH Trucks Bulgaria

Georgi has graduated from the University in Sofia with a Master’s degree in Trade and later on specialized in Business Administration and Management at the Universiteit Limburg Diepenbeek. Georgi started his career as a specialist of International Trade, before joining TH Trucks Bulgaria in 1998 as a sales representative. Georgi is the Managing Director of TH Trucks Bulgaria since 2014.

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Director TH Trucks Bulgaria

Sergei Tarasiuk
Director TH Trucks Belarus

After obtaining a university degree, Sergei joined the family DAF dealer business in Minsk. In 2012, upon the creation, he became a Shareholder and Member of the Board of TH Trucks Belarus (TurbotrucksBel JLLC). Sergei has over 20 years’ experience in truck sales, service and parts.

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Director TH Trucks Belarus

Gheorghe Chita
Director TH Trucks Romania & Moldova

Graduating as a mechanical engineer in 1980, Gheorghe worked during the communist period in various institutions (agriculture, mines, car service), as an engineer, chief engineer and director. Since 1992 Gheorghe has worked as a shareholder and CEO in the E van Wijk group of companies. Since 2019, he has been a shareholder in, and CEO of, TH Trucks Romania.

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Director TH Trucks Romania & Moldova

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A brief summary of our vast history

Today

Continuous international expansion with focus on sustainable and profitable growth

2014

Creation of TH Group, AvH becomes a 50% shareholder

1998

Start of Leasing & renting activities

1974

TH probably the largest European commercial vehicle Dealer

2006 – 2021

The group exists 40 years

2006

Acquisition of first (DAF) dealership, in Lille, France

1987

Creation of Turbo’s Hoet by Alfred Hoet with a focus on repairing turbochargers