With entrepreneurial passion, we build the best way to buy and sell cars online

About us

AUTO1 Group is Europe’s leading digital automotive platform for buying and selling used cars online. We offer a quick and easy way for consumers and professional car dealers across Continental Europe to sell and buy used cars at haggle-free prices through our established platforms. We offer the largest selection of used cars in more than 30 countries, across more than 80 brands and all price points. AUTO1 Group sold over 615,000 vehicles via our websites and apps in 2019.

We have a strong team focused on building the leading used car business across Europe.

We are a founder-led business with an entrepreneurial spirit, longstanding industry experience, the proven ability to scale the business and a lasting commitment to our mission.

AUTO1 Group at a glance

wirkaufendeinauto.de, Autohero, AUTO1.com

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2012

Year of Foundation

#1

European Automotive Platform

30+

Markets

615,000+

Cars Sold in 2019

€3.5bn

Revenue in 2019

2,000,000+

Private Customers

4,000+

Employees

60,000+

Active Dealers in 2019

400+

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations across Europe

Where we operate

AUTO1 Group operates in 30+ countries

30+ Markets
150+ Logistic Centers
400+ Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Key Milestones

2012
July
To create an easier way to sell used cars, Christian Bertermann & Hakan Koç founded AUTO1 Group.
August
We launched the wirkaufendeinauto.de product, revolutionising the sale of privately owned cars in Germany.
2013
January
We launched AUTO1.com, creating a wholesale platform for professional car dealers.
2014
December
In less than three years, the number of vehicles traded on AUTO1 Group platforms neared 30,000.
2015
July
We launched AUTO1.com Remarketing, enabling dealers to sell their cars hassle-free to our professional partner network.
2016
November
We launched AUTO1.com apps on iOS and Android, improving the speed of trading used cars online between professional partners across Europe.
2017
November
We launched Autohero, the retail brand that creates the best consumer experience for buying a car online in Germany.
2018
April
We hit a significant milestone! We have traded more than 1 million cars across our platforms since AUTO1 Group's inception.
2019
March
wirkaufendeinauto.de and the network of sister brands reached over 400 pick-up locations across Europe.
2020
January
Just two years after hitting 1 million, AUTO1 Group passed the next significant milestone. We have traded more than 2 million cars on our platforms since AUTO1 Group's foundation in 2012.
April
We launched the "sell-from-home” solution on the wirkaufendeinauto.de network, allowing consumers to inspect their vehicles at home, which takes online car purchasing to the next level.
August
We launched the Remarketing evaluation app "EVA" on iOS and Android. Using EVA, partner dealers can quickly digitise their trade-in cars and start selling them via AUTO1.com in minutes.

Brands

wirkaufendeinauto.de

wirkaufendeinauto.de and its sister brands are Europe’s leading specialists for the purchase of used cars. With over 400 drop-off locations across Europe, we offer our private customers a seamless way to sell their vehicles.

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Autohero

Autohero is an innovative online platform for inspected used cars. We offer customers a convenient and secure car purchasing experience through a completely digitised process, from selection to payment. Autohero operates in 9 European countries.

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AUTO1.com

AUTO1.com is Europe’s largest wholesale platform for car trading professionals. More than 60,000 professional partners across 30+ countries use AUTO1.com for the efficient sale and purchase of verified used cars.

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Leadership Team

Management Board

Christian Bertermann

Co-Founder & CEO


Christian Bertermann is our Co-Founder and CEO. Christian holds a diploma in management from the University of Mannheim in Germany. After graduation, Christian founded his first company in 2008 which developed digital marketing solutions. In 2010, he joined the Citydeal executive team to build and scale the company's technology platform to more than 40 countries. When Citydeal was acquired by Groupon USA, Christian was appointed Vice President Product International, leading a team of 120 engineers and product managers. In the summer of 2012, Christian left Groupon to found AUTO1 Group together with Hakan Koç – Europe’s leading digital automotive platform.

Markus Boser

CFO


Markus Boser joined AUTO1 Group as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in 2016 and is responsible for all financial activities of the Group. Prior to joining AUTO1, Markus was Managing Director, Head of JPMorgan’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Investment Banking practice in EMEA, where he executed strategic M&A, equity and debt financings for a variety of high profile European technology and internet clients. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a Director in Technology Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. Markus holds a J.D from Columbia University, an LL.M from Universität Tübingen and a B.A from the University of Virginia.

Management Team

Sören Lange

SVP Product & Marketing


Sören Lange is our SVP of Product & Marketing. Sören started at AUTO1 Group in 2013, and since 2015, has led pan-European Marketing activities. Recently, Sören’s responsibilities expanded to include Product Development leadership, as well.

Kevin Graham

SVP Technology


Dr. Kevin Graham is our SVP of Technology. Kevin holds a PhD in Mathematics from King's College London and completed postdocs in String Theory and Theoretical Physics in both Paris and Berlin. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2013, Kevin worked as a Software Engineer at Groupon.

Moritz Lück

SVP Sales & Operations


Dr. Moritz Lück is our SVP Sales & Operations. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2014, he worked several years at McKinsey & Company. Moritz studied Economics at the Universities of Kiel and Mannheim and holds a PhD in Behavioral Finance from the University of Hamburg.

Hamza Saber

SVP Northern Europe


Hamza Saber is our SVP of Northern Europe and our Managing Director of Autohero GmbH. Hamza holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems from Darmstadt University of Technology. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group beginning of 2014, Hamza worked several years as professional advisor in the Investment Banking industry in the areas Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Asset Management in Frankfurt and London with sector focus on Automotive, Business Services, Retail and Technology & Media.

Berkan Limon

SVP Southern Europe


Berkan Limon is our SVP of Southern Europe. Berkan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kiel. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2015, Berkan was the Director of Operations DACH at DailyDeal GmbH and Chief Operations Officer at Pepperbill GmbH.

Supervisory Board

Gerhard Cromme

Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Gerhard Cromme is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He has a doctorate in law from the University of Münster and studied law and economics in Lausanne and Paris. Gerhard Cromme has served on various Supervisory Boards in Germany and France. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ThyssenKrupp and Siemens. In the last years, Gerhard Cromme is increasingly engaged in the digital start-up and venture capital community. He is Chairman of the Advisory Boards of Aroundtown and Target Global and member of the Supervisory Boards of Highview Power and eClear, among others.

Andrin Bachmann

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Andrin Bachmann has been the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2018. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Andrin is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in the TMT space. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Glocalnet, a telecommunications company in Sweden, and a Partner at MC Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. In 2010, he founded Piton Capital, a venture capital firm in London focused on investing in businesses with network effects. He serves on the Boards of numerous technology and financial services companies.

Gerd Häusler

Member of the Supervisory Board


Gerd Häusler is a member of the Supervisory Board. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Frankfurt am Main and Geneva. Prior to joining our Supervisory Board in 2018, he was CEO and Chairman of Bayerische Landesbank. Gerd is also a member of the Munich Re Supervisory Board.

Hakan Koç

Co-Founder of AUTO1 Group and Member of the Supervisory Board


Hakan Koç is our Co-Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board. Hakan has a bachelor of laws from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. He held senior management positions with Rocket Internet SE and was appointed Chief Product Officer at Home24 SE in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Hakan left Home24 to found AUTO1 Group together with Christian Bertermann.

Anthony Doeh

Member of the Supervisory Board


Anthony Doeh is a member of the Supervisory Board. Mr Doeh holds a first-class master's degree in economics and management from Oxford University, and he currently serves as a Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a Managing Director at Moelis & Company.