06.09.2022

wheel.me to open first international office in Detroit (US)

wheel.me has decided to open the first international office in the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan.

The Detroit location was selected due to its proximity to the company`s customers and important industry verticals. wheel.me will be present in new offices located in Corktown, Detroit from September 2022.

To lead the U.S. office wheel.me has appointed Rasmus Noraas Bendvold as U.S. Managing Director, which will report directly to Chief Commercial Officer Daniel Hessen. wheel.me will also strengthen its U.S. presence with Oyvind Vallestad as Head of Supply Chain, with the objective of building a specific U.S. Supply Chain strategy.

wheel.me has been invited to join Michigan Central, where Ford and Google, together with the City of Detroit will create the world's largest area for self-driving technology.

"This is an important milestone in the global expansion of our company. Together with the Norway office, the Detroit office will enable wheel.me to further support and create value for our existing and new customers in the North American region. Proximity to our stakeholders will be important in the scale-up of the company and will allow us to secure successful installations, provide in-time and reliable service and continue building relationships. We are humble and excited to take part in the local business community on the historical grounds of the U.S. automotive industry, and work alongside generations of experience within manufacturing" says Mr. Bendvold.

"We are excited to make this remarkable step in the wheel.me history! This will make it possible for us to strengthen our bonds with US suppliers and customers, which is of major importance for wheel.me I look forward to taking on the role to build a solid foundation within the Supply Chain, ensuring successful and cost-effective deliveries with a focus on sustainability and good collaboration with key suppliers." says Mr. Vallestad.

Rasmus Noraas Bendvold
Øyvind Vallestad
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