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D'Ieteren Timeline

1805

Jean-Joseph D'Ieteren starts the work of wheelwright and manufacturer of wheels 

1897

The brothers Alfred and Emile D'Ieteren are among the First to launch into the production for engined vehicles 

 

Picture 1897

1931

D'Ieteren launches into the distribution of the American makes Studebaker, Pierce-Arrow and Auburn

1935

Yet another business for D'Ieteren: car assembly

1948

Pierre D'Ieteren signs the import contract with the Volkswagen group

1948

Building of a new assembly factory in Forest (Brussels)

1950

D'Ieteren becomes the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles

1954

The legendary Volkswagen Beetle is assembled at the factory in Forest

1956

D'Ieteren launches "Dit'Rent-a-Car", its short-term car rental service; two years later, it becomes an Avis licensee

1974

Beginning of the import of Audi vehicles

1975

Sous le nom de D'Ieteren Sport, la société commence à importer les motos et cyclomoteurs Yamaha

1984

Import of SEAT vehicles

1989

D'Ieteren extends its presence to the whole world with the acquisition of Avis Europe, a leading short-term car rental company

1992

D'Ieteren becomes the exclusive importer of Škoda

1999

Acquisition of Belron, the worldwide leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement

2000

D'Ieteren distributes Bentley

2001

D'Ieteren distributes Lamborghini

2011

D’Ieteren withdraws from the short-term car rental activity by selling its 59.6% interest in Avis Europe to the Avis Budget Group

2016

Acquisition of the Moleskine company, an aspirational lifestyle brand with a global reach.

D'Ieteren acquires Moleskine