from a small startup to a real game changer
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.
Launch of wirkaufendeinauto.de which revolutionizes the way private cars can be sold
Within a year the number of traded vehicles has increased by over 4,000.
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.
Christopher joins as Chief Operating Officer and takes responsibility for the company's expansion within Europe.
France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania
The company is growing rapidly: by the end of 2014 the number of employees has increased to more than 600.
Launch of AUTO1 Remarketing: AUTO1 is now facilitating direct transactions between partner dealers.
Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden
Markus joins as Chief Financial Officer of AUTO1 Group.
Launch of the AUTO1 iOS and Android Apps
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.
Denmark and Bulgaria
Greece and Croatia
Launch of Autohero Germany: the online car dealership for trusted used cars