E.T.S Executive Transportation Service
In 1995, our CEO Bart van Leijden began working as a cab driver in Rotterdam. Three months later the management of the 5 star Manhattan Hotel (the former Westin Hotel) gave him the opportunity to drive their VIPs, on one condition: Bart had to buy a decent car. He did, and thereby laid the basis for his unique international Executive Transportation Service (ETS), which is now operating in more than 50 countries all over the world.
In 2008, ETS headquarters moved to a new office building in Barendrecht, near the city of Rotterdam. To accommodate its international clients, the family-owned company recently opened an office in the Amsterdam city center.
In 2010, Bart’s eldest son Nick joined ETS. He is the company’s transportation manager and coordinator at international events, and sees to it that all clients get into the right cars, and reach their respective destinations. Bart’s younger son John works as a part time chauffeur for the Dutch market leader in Luxury 5 Star traveling.
The company recently introduced its ETSWorldwide app. Bart explains: “Let’s say a customer flies from Sardinia to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and wants to be sure a car is waiting there to take him to his final destination. Beforehand, he can use our application to make all the necessary arrangements by entering data, such as time, pick-up place and destination, and choose a car (Mercedes E-, S- or V-Class, Mercedes Sprinter, BMW 5- or 7-Series). Our cars are never older than three years and always in a perfect condition.”