AUTO1 Group announces the signing of a rent agreement for a production center in the Berlin/Brandenburg region, for the purpose of reconditioning used cars for Autohero. Bringing used car production in-house allows Autohero to fully control each step of the process, which will lead to a faster and more efficient production process. With available space of over 100,000 m?, the production center will add up to 35,000 cars annual production capacity. Autohero thus takes another major step in further vertically integrating its production process. Following the production process, sold cars will be dispatched to delivery hubs and locally sold cars will directly be picked up by glass trucks and delivered to customers. To meet Autohero's superb quality standard, the production center will create more than 300 new jobs for car specialists across different steps of the production. Such steps include quality control, followed by reconditioning, cleaning, as well as capturing photos & videos to ensure maximum transparency on the customer's end. The production center is expected to commence operations by the beginning of next year.