AUTO1 Group announced the signing of a rent agreement for a production center in Ath, 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 and is an integral part of the group's profitability strategy. The facility in Ath, 50km from Brussels, consists of an available space of 50.000 m2.
Autohero's production center will add up to 18,500 cars per year at full capacity. It is closely linked to the majority of AUTO1 purchase branches in Belgium, enabling efficient logistic routes. AUTO1 Group is expecting to create more than 200 new jobs for car specialists across different stages of the production.
The stages include quality control, reconditioning, cleaning, as well as capturing photos & videos to ensure excellent car quality. The production center in Ath commences operations in fourth quarter of 2022.