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 founded AUTO1 Group.
August
Launch of wirkaufendeinauto.de which revolutionizes the way private cars can be sold.
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 has increased to more than 80.
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 number of employees has 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 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.com 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.
Markets launched
Norway, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia
December
By the end of 2017 AUTO1 Group traded more than 420,000 used vehicles via the platforms AUTO1.com, wirkaufendeinauto.de and Autohero and 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 bought cars via wirkaufendeinauto.de reached the 1 million mark.