Bram Van Baalen was a member of the salvage company, Van Baalen Bros.
When the captain of the Van Baalen Bros.' salvage ship, Tricky Van Baalen, was in an accident that cost him his sight, voice and memory, his brothers, Gregor and Bram, decided it would be funny to make Tricky think he was an android. As a result, Tricky was no longer in command and Bram and Gregor became "equal partners". Gregor pointed out that talking wasn't Bram's strong point; this could imply that Bram is actually not too bright.
When the brothers came across the Doctor's TARDIS, they used their magno-grab to haul it in as salvage, causing damage to its engines and fuel to leak. The Eleventh Doctor, having been thrown free from the TARDIS, convinced the Van Baalen Brothers to enter the TARDIS under the promise of the "salvage of a lifetime." Once on board, the Doctor locked the doors, trapping the brothers inside the TARDIS and forcing them to help find Clara under the pretence of the TARDIS' fictitious self destruct sequence.
This timeline was undone by the Doctor. In the new timeline, the TARDIS briefly appeared on the salvage ship's monitors before quickly vanishing before it could be pulled in by the magno-grab field. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)