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Who are CarsOnTheWeb?

A short company history

 2004    
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.

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