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 precursor of AUTO1 Group.
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.
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 increased to more than 80.
France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania
The number of employees increased to more than 600 and the number of traded cars almost reached the 30,000 mark.
Launch of AUTO1.com Remarketing: AUTO1.com now facilitates direct transactions between partner dealers.
Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Estonia
Launch of the AUTO1.com iOS and Android apps.
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.
Latvia, 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 its platforms AUTO1.com, Autohero, wirkaufendeinauto.de and its sister brands 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 finally reaches the 1 million mark.
In 2018, AUTO1 Group traded more than 540,000 used vehicles and generated sales of 2.9 billion euros. Meanwhile, 55,000 partner dealers cooperate with AUTO1.com and the branch network of wirkaufendeinauto.de and it’s sister brands has been expanded to 400.
Also by the end of 2018, the international team of AUTO1 Group grew to 4,000 employees.