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Who are CarsOnTheWeb?

A short company history

CarsOnTheWeb is founded as a company in Belgium. All the hard work pays off towards the end of the year: we sell our first vehicle in December, 2004. 
 2005  In January, we organise our first online auction in Belgium. Many more are soon to follow.
 2006 Wir sprechen Deutsch! We branch out by establishing CarsOnTheWeb Germany.
We win the Trends ICT Award for the Most Promising Small or Medium Enterprise.
 2007 An exciting year for us: we establish CarsOnTheWeb France and follow it up with CarsOnTheWeb Italy.
 2008 We sell our 10,000th car.
 2009 CarsOnTheWeb outgrows its home. But we have a new one waiting for us at Grijpenlaan in Tienen. We celebrate the change of scenery by investigating the possibilities of auctioning Dutch leasing vehicles.
 2010 ING Activator Fund and Ark Angels Fun invest in our company. Extra cash is always welcome. But the vote of confidence is even more satisfying. 
 2011 Our experimentation with Dutch vehicles pays off. We are able to establish our status as an important partner for vehicle exports.
 2012 We celebrate our 15,000th auction. Reaching this number is made a lot easier with our total sales for the year: in 2012, we sell more than 28,000 vehicles. That’s a rate of over 76 vehicles a day. A recognisable increase on our humble beginnings!
 2013 Newly established CarsOnTheWeb Netherlands begins auctioning vehicles.
 2014 Our 30,000th auction. And in December we celebrate our 10th year in business with 10 days of celebration.
 2015 We make sure we are keeping up with technology. Our new mobile website features improved search capabilities and the MyCOTW account page. We start auctioning the first vehicles from the Balkan region and Poland.
 2016 Vortex Capital Partners and ABN AMRO Participaties acquire a majority stake in CarsOnTheWeb.
 2017 We sell our 42.000th car. Also, the CarsOnTheWeb mobile app sees the light of day.
 2018 CarsOnTheWeb acquires German network for car trade GWLISTE.DE

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  • I especially like the objectivity with which the vehicles and possible damages are reported. Adrian M. car trader from Romania
  • We particularly appreciate the transparent procedures, short turnaround and fair bids. Thanks to the extensive buyer network, vehicles are sold without fuss for the best price. That saves BESIX both time and money. Private fleet owner from Belgium
  • The comfort of not having to travel to the place where the vehicle is located, knowing that you can check the status and documentations of the vehicle upfront. Victor G. car trader from Spain
  • We’ve found CarsOnTheWeb to be a professional and flexible partner, who takes concerns out of our hands and acts quickly and reliably. That leaves the agency with time left for its core tasks, and auctions its vehicles with more profit and greater peace of mind. Public fleet owner from Belgium
  • CarsOnTheWeb has a very good commercial service: they always try to find solutions when a problem occurs. Mohamed E. car trader from Belgium
  • Colas is enthusiastic about the service, speed, and ethical procedure. In addition, the very flexible Account managers give the online platform a human touch. Private fleet owner from Belgium
  • The website is easy to use and the information about the cars is good and clear. Johann S. car trader from Germany
  • With CarsOnTheWeb Germany we have found a trustworthy and strong partner, which results in a quick handling. This enables us to realize our vehicle sales faster and better. Private fleet owner from Germany
  • I like the accuracy of the information and the fact that there are no intermediaries. Valentin R. car trader from Romania

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