We human beings are always in motion! And ideally, that mobility will be as environmentally-friendly as possible. We understand that better than anyone. Which is why we, as a family business, offer innovative forms of mobility with a combined focus on sustainability, cost reduction and increased satisfaction among your employees. Our mobility solutions are relevant to today's world. From buying a second-hand car online to travelling by bike or taxi, leasing a vehicle or installing a solar energy system on your roof. Our companies can help you further reduce your future CO2 footprint.
Innovative mobility for a better future
Years of experience AutoBinck was founded in 1907 and has more than 110 years of automotive experience.
The total turnover of AutoBinck amounts to more than 1 billion euros on an annual basis.
Every day 1,500 people within all AutoBinck companies work on your mobility.
A total of 75 operating companies operate within the 4 divisions of AutoBinck.
Our international ambition has so far ensured that we are active in more than 30 countries.
AutoBinck now has physical offices in 9 European countries.
Relevant insights, data and reports are essential for forming a clear picture and formulating policy for the long term and a sustainable future. We like to share our knowledge and experience with the market, so that everyone can learn and benefit from it. Customer cases, whitepapers and articles that underline our role as market leader in mobility and our ambition for a more sustainable future.
When you've become successful, it's good to know which factors contributed to that success. Learning from your past enables you to prepare even more effectively for the future. Like any company, we therefore know exactly which moments in our history were decisive in terms of our growth. As a result, we have a clear picture of where we came from. And we can show you how we developed into the strong mobility company we are today.
Our family business was officially launched when we began selling Mercedes at the AutoPalace in The Hague.
We expanded our portfolio to include the Czech brand ŠKODA. Auto sales would increase significantly in the years that followed!
Relocation to The Hague
The move to the new, modern office on the Binckhorstlaan in The Hague was perfectly aligned to our growth and ambitions in the post-war period.
Rolf Lauret introduced Mazda in the Netherlands. This was how we got our start as importer of a major international brand.
AutoBinck grew rapidly and our headquarters grew, too. A portion of the harbour was drained to accommodate a major expansion of the building.
Ambition outside the Netherlands
Our ambition led us to expand beyond the Netherlands. The first step was to begin importing Mazda cars into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We then expanded our import and retail activities to include multiple Central European countries. With that, a much larger geographic footprint became a reality for us.
First step in the lease market
With the acquisition of Business Lease, we took our first step in the lease market – an important measure aimed at diversifying our portfolio. Business Lease quickly established branches in a number of Central European countries as well.
The acquisition of the Hyundai importership for the Netherlands provided a massive boost to our car import and retail division. In the years that followed, AutoBinck also gained authorisation to import Hyundai vehicles into various countries in Central Europe.
The acquisition of automotive material wholesaler Brezan marked the start of our Parts division and a further diversification of our activities.
A new brand was added to our import activities: Mitsubishi, in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Loss Mazda Importship
To our sorrow, we lost our Mazda importership after 40 successful years when the manufacturer decided to manage their own imports across all of Europe.
Expansion of activities
We expanded our activities to Hungary. We also continued to expand our brand portfolio by obtaining distribution rights for Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover.
After almost sixty years, we exchanged the building on the Binckhorstlaan for a new office at the Forepark in The Hague. This year, Brezan was once again quite active in acquisitions and, in the years that followed, turnover grew to some €300 million annually.
Trend break with the past
A strategic interest in The New Motion represents a break with the past. In search of new forms of mobility, a first investment will also be made in the car sharing platform SnappCar in that year.
In addition to the takeover of mobility card company Radiuz, the first step towards energy followed in that year. We are taking a strategic interest in Self-flow. All our new activities will be bundled in the new Smart Mobility division.
In addition to various investments, we also set up a number of our own start-ups such as Bynco, Moove and Privatelease.com.
We acquire Fleet Support, the market leader in Fleet Management. To take over the number 2 in the ROI Fleet market a year later. We are also expanding our interest in Zelfstroom and we are acquiring various wholesalers in car parts from our parts division.
office WTC Utrecht and sales parts division
After a period of solid growth, we decide to sell our Parts division. In that year Business Lease Nederland also enters into a joint venture with Terberg Leasing and together they form the Terberg Business Lease Group. With the move to our new office in the World Trade Center in Utrecht, we also leave The Hague in that year.
A busy year. We take over XXImo, we join Toogethr and make a first investment in SafeDrivePod. We are also launching AutoBinck Car Trade. We are also splitting the Smart Mobility division into the Mobinck and AutoBinck Ventures divisions. This enables us to respond even better to a sustainable future with our smart solutions for mobility and energy.
We are spreading our wings further with the acquisition of Gloriant in Belgium. A company active in Fleet Management Software with customers in no fewer than 26 countries.
Trends in mobility and energy are changing rapidly. We want to anticipate the latest developments and make optimal use of the opportunities offered by new (electric) mobility. Our Ventures division consists of companies and associates engaged in innovative mobility solutions and sustainable energy solutions. Valuable initiatives that each make their own contribution to a more mobile and sustainable world.