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 founded AUTO1 Group.
Launch of wirkaufendeinauto.de which revolutionizes the way private cars can be sold.
Launch of AUTO1.com, the online B2B marketplace for professional partners.
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.
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 number of employees has increased to more than 600 and the number of traded cars has almost reached the 30,000 mark.
Launch of AUTO1.com Remarketing: AUTO1.com 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.com 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.
Norway, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
By the end of 2017 AUTO1 Group has traded more than 420,000 used vehicles via the platforms AUTO1.com, wirkaufendeinauto.de and Autohero and has expanded its dealer network to more than 40,000 partners.
AUTO1 Group now employs more than 3,000 people from 55 nationalities.
The number of traded cars via AUTO1 Group platforms since foundation has reached the 1 million mark.