History

from a small startup to a real game changer

Key Milestones

2012
August
Because the sale of a private vehicle turned out to be very difficult and was associated with many negative experiences, Hakan and Christian found the B2B marketplace AUTO1.
November
Launch of wirkaufendeinauto.de which revolutionizes the way private cars can be sold
2013
August
Within a year the number of traded vehicles has increased by over 4,000.
December
By the end of 2013 the number of employees has increased to more than 80 and the number of traded cars almost reached the 30,000 mark.
2014
February
Christopher joins as Chief Operating Officer and takes responsibility for the company's expansion within Europe.
Markets launched
France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania
December
The company is growing rapidly: by the end of 2014 the number of employees has increased to more than 600.
2015
July
Launch of AUTO1 Remarketing: AUTO1 is now facilitating direct transactions between partner dealers.
Markets launched
Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden
2016
April
Markus joins as Chief Financial Officer of AUTO1 Group.
November
Launch of the AUTO1 iOS and Android Apps
December
With about 2,500 employees the company doubles the number of traded cars to over 300,000 and grows its dealer network by 50% year over year.
Markets launched
Denmark and Bulgaria
2017
Markets launched
Greece and Croatia
November
Launch of Autohero Germany: the online car dealership for trusted used cars
2018