AuresLab to launch the first e-shop selling used cars in the Czech Republic
Prague, 1 February 2019 – A unique service in the form of car purchases over the internet will be launched from February by the AuresLab innovation laboratory for the Mototechna nearly-new car dealer. Potential buyers can choose a used car from the comfort of their home or office and in two days’ time it can dropped off at their front door. AuresLab therefore marks the end of its first year in operation with another innovative project, which is what the AURES Holdings group established the laboratory for last year.
“In the Czech Republic this is a first, as nobody else offers a comparable service in our field,” said Stanislav Gálik, Chief Executive Officer of AuresLab on the first anniversary of the company’s founding. Over the web application, potential buyers can choose from more than 350 cars in the Mototechna range that are no more than two years old and still have their manufacturer’s warrantee.
“AURES Holdings, with annual sales of 83,000 cars in Central Europe, is a trend-setter on the used car market, so I am delighted that we are bringing something new to the market through AuresLab that has never been seen before in the Czech Republic. Mototechna’s range, which currently includes a total of 1,500 nearly-new cars, is ideal for this type of business,” said Karolína Topolová, AURES Holdings Chief Executive Officer.
At the Mototechna website, customers can select the car they like best from the range. In the first stage of a purchase, the customer completes an online order to rent the car for one month with an option to purchase, so the car can be tried out first. A monthly leasing fee is paid along with a returnable deposit and within 48 hours the selected car will be parked at the requested address. If the car suits, the customer then pays the remainder of the price, from which the leasing fee already paid is deducted.
“Our experience shows that 90% of customers given the opportunity to try out a car through our Try&Buy service then bought it. The rest mostly chose a different engine or accessories,” explained Gálik. The aim of the e-shop is, he added, is to save customers not only time, but also the money they would have to spend getting to a dealership.
The launch of this AuresLab service follows on from developments in 2018, when it produced a number of breakthrough innovations for AURES Holdings group brands. A lot of interest was generated in the Czech Republic and abroad by the AuresApps data applications, which were purchased by some of the largest second-hand car dealers in Russia and South Africa. These applications use data analysis to enable dealers to dynamically value cars or adapt their vehicle inventories to customer needs.
In the field of services, sales of Mototechna Classic investment cars proved very successful, with more than 50 veteran cars of various brands sold since launching. AuresLab also developed nearly-new car rental outlets for Mototechna under the brand name Drive and a section for cars with alternative power sources called EcoDrive.
In 2018, the Fleet Hero service came into operation, offering something between a rental outlet and an operational leasing service, enabling companies to flexibly build or supplement their fleets.
“I trust that 2019 will carry on from our very successful achievements last year and that the innovations from AuresLab will maintain the entire holding company’s position at the top of its field and continue changing the shape of the car business even beyond the borders of the Czech Republic,” concluded Gálik.
The AuresLab innovation laboratory acts as an umbrella organisation for AURES Holdings’ innovative projects. AuresLab’s chief executive officer is Stanislav Gálik, who formerly held the position of advisor for innovation at Česká spořitelna. He is an experienced manager in the field of start-up projects and innovation and in the past he established and then successfully sold the Galard fashion brand and co-founded the Unifer innovation centre. More information at www.aureslab.com.
The following pages contain information relating to the proposed offering of securities issued by Automotive Retail Systems N.V. (the "Company") and their admission to trading on a regulated market. This information may not be accessed by residents of certain countries based on applicable securities law regulations.
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The following pages include information pertaining to the proposed offering of securities issued by the Company and their admission to trading on a regulated market.
This website and the information contained herein are not intended for, and may not be accessed by, or distributed or disseminated to, persons resident or physically present in United States of America (including its territories and possessions), any state of the United States and the District of Columbia (the "United States"), United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, and do not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or acquire, any securities of the Company in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
The securities of the Company referred to on this website have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States.
All persons residing outside of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa who wish to access the documents contained on this website should first ensure that they are not subject to local laws or regulations that prohibit or restrict their right to access this website, or require registration or approval for any acquisition of securities by them. The Company assumes no responsibility if there is a violation of applicable law and regulations by any person.
If you are not permitted to view materials on this website or are in any doubt as to whether you are permitted to view these materials, please exit this webpage.
Access to electronic versions of these materials is being made available on this webpage by the Company in good faith and for information purposes only.
By clicking "Yes" you confirm and certify that:
You are not a resident of or physically present in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other restricted jurisdiction; and you are either: (a) a resident of, or physically present in the Czech Republic or (b) otherwise authorised to access this information pursuant to applicable laws or regulations.
By clicking "Confirm" you confirm and certify that you have read and understood the foregoing, and hereby make the certifications above and agree to comply with all of the above restrictions.
The information contained in this section of the website is restricted and is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part in, into or from the United States of America (including its territories and possessions), any state of the United States and the District of Columbia, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of the local securities laws or regulations of such jurisdiction.Ok
We will be happy to provide you with information or answer to your questions.
We will contact you shortly at the telephone number provided.