History

from a small startup to a real game changer

Key Milestones

2012
July
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 precursor of AUTO1 Group.
August
Launch of wirkaufendeinauto.de, which revolutionises the way private cars can be sold and groundwork for several European sister brands to be launched in the coming few years.
2013
January
Launch of AUTO1.com, the online B2B marketplace for professional partners.
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 increased to more than 80.
2014
Markets launched
France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania
December
The number of employees increased to more than 600 and the number of traded cars almost reached the 30,000 mark.
2015
July
Launch of AUTO1.com Remarketing: AUTO1.com now facilitates direct transactions between partner dealers.
Markets launched
Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden
2016
November
Launch of the AUTO1.com iOS and Android apps.
December
With about 2,500 employees the company doubled the number of traded cars to over 300,000 and grew 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.
Markets launched
Norway, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
December
By the end of 2017 AUTO1 Group has traded more than 420,000 used vehicles via its platforms AUTO1.com, Autohero, wirkaufendeinauto.de and its sister brands and has expanded its dealer network to more than 40,000 partners.
2018
March
AUTO1 Group now employs more than 3,000 people from 55 nationalities.
April
The number of traded cars via AUTO1 Group platforms since foundation finally reaches the 1 million mark.