Autobinck launches EU-wide car trading platform
Dutch automotive conglomerate Autobinck has launched ACT Car Trade, a platform for cross-border vehicle trading designed to help fleet owners (lease and rental companies, car dealers, etc.) with buying and selling used cars internationally.
ACT Car Trade isn’t Autobinck’s first foray into this territory. In December 2016, the company set up Autopoint International, a trading platform focused on the international market beyond Europe. It was suspended in 2018.
ACT Car Trade will restrict its international focus exclusively to the European Union. And its ambitions are less grand. Initially designed to facilitate the flow of both new and used vehicles between Autobinck’s own companies in various European markets, ACT Car Trade will be made available only to trusted partners.
Optimising the internal car flow is the new company’s first priority. Building the partner network comes next. One important task of the new company will be to internationally source young used cars, a category in eternally high demand in the Dutch home market. But ACT Car Trade will also offer new cars to international buyers, often with interesting discounts.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Autobinck Group has a presence in eight European countries, a total of 2,700 employees and an annual turnover of €1.3 billion.