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Our history

Each day we continue to make our customers trust better and better and our 15000 active clients can admit that. For already three generations  we have been working hard to make the Automobilia Group what it is today. We continuously think about what customers expect us to do. A 100 per cent family business that will always be there for you, our PREMIUM client, to offer the best service you would expect to get from an official Volvo dealer. And this every day!

Van Renterghem Trucks Pittem

Van Renterghem Trucks Pittem

2014

The most recent expansion for Autombilia Trucks is the acquisition of Van Renterghem Trucks in Pittem.

Vande Walle Tielt

Vande Walle Tielt

2008
De Grande Cars

De Grande Cars

2008
Certified repairer Nissan trucks

Certified repairer Nissan trucks

2007
Automobilia IEPER

Automobilia IEPER

2004

Automobilia’s car and truck branches both experienced growth.

Automobilia Roeselare

Automobilia Roeselare

2001

One year after the turn of the millennium, Automobilia opened a branch office in Roeselare.

Veurne Auto

Veurne Auto

1979

Automobilia kept on growing and established a branch office in Veurne shortly after.

Automobilia Zarren

Automobilia Zarren

1973

Automobilia’s first own investment came about 13 years later when the first branch office opened its doors in the small, yet charming town of Zarren.

Recon Oostende

Recon Oostende

1960

Official concession holder Automobilia had a simple start. We situate the beginnings in 1960 in the Ostend-based parent company Recon, the branch of the parents of present-day manager Chris Soete.