AURES Holdings

The largest automotive specialist in the field of used car buying, selling, financing, insurance and upsale services in the CEE region with 25 years of history.

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We are an innovative business in the automotive industry, with strong support in IT and technology, and the largest used car dealer in the CEE region with 25 years of history. We offer 12,000+ used cars to our customers through a variety of sales channels in four countries.



Via more than 40 branches we sell 75 000+ cars annually. Since 1992, AURES Holdings has served more than 2 million clients.

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History

Our products and services

Nearly-new cars

Nearly-new cars

Sold under the Mototechna brand. The largest provider of nearly-new pre-owned cars. Mototechna offers 1,500+ cars from 20 different brands. It is the fastest growing segment within traditional sales.

Used cars

Used cars

Sold under the AAA AUTO brand. The largest dealer of mainstream used cars in CEE region. 44 trading centers offering mainstream used cars across 4 countries – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Over 12,000 cars on offer.

Budget cars

Budget cars

Sold under the 1. auto Diskont brand. Dealer of discount used cars, mainly coming from AAA AUTO trade-ins. Competes with peer-to-peer market. Present at all AAA AUTO branches.

Financing & Insurance

Financing & Insurance

Broad variety of loan, leasing and insurance products offered to customers of Mototechna, AAA AUTO and 1. auto Diskont. Over 80,000 loan, leasing and insurance deals achieved annually, intermediated for the largest banking institutions in all the countries of operation.

Lead generation

Lead generation

Internet platform, generating almost 68,000 selling leads and over 26,000 buying leads monthly. Presentation of circa 14,000 cars across all channels: Mototechna, AAA AUTO, 1. auto Diskont.

Car rent

Car rent

Increases AURES Holdings’ profit streams through the supply chain. Allows for targeting of B2B clients – a segment so far not covered by our competitors. Superior vehicle selection at competitive prices delivered via a specialist sourcing team. Currently Mototechna Drive offers 350 vehicles.

Innovation

Innovation

AURES Holdings sees innovation as the main way for the company to achieve growth in the years to come. All innovative projects are developed, tested and executed under the AuresLab innovations division.

Up-sales

Up-salesy

Broad variety of products and services offered with cars outside of financing and insurance. Satellite car surveillance and protection, GPS navigation devices, special equipment, etc.

Aplikace

Apps

Integrated software systems, fully developed in-house to support core business. Unique applications providing a competitive advantage in car acquisition.

Media

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Corporate information

Company details

AURES Holdings a.s.
with its registered company seat at Dopraváků 874/15, 184 00 Praha 8 – Čimice, Czech Republic
Company ID: 01759299
VAT no. CZ: CZ 699002719

registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague, File no. B 19139

Board of Directors

 

Karolína Topolová

Karolína Topolová

Chief Executive Officer

Karolína Topolová has been the Company's Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and the Chairperson of its Board of Directors since 2015. She began her career as an Assistant Program Manager at the Hilton Diamond Club (HDC). She later became the HDC Program Manager of a telemarketing sales team, in charge of selected VIP clients of the Hilton hotel network, at the Prague Hilton Atrium hotel. In 1998, she established the Group's call center, which has grown from five employees to a professional team of more than 200. She held the position of call center head from 1998 to 2006. From 2006 to 2007, she served in the positions of Group HR head and call center director. From 2009 to 2012, she held various positions including Deputy CEO and COO, while she was also head of the sales, financial and insurance services, call center, human resources, IT and external communication divisions. She has repeatedly achieved placings in the TOP 25 women of Czech business rankings compiled by Czech business and financial daily Hospodářské noviny and the Most Influential Czech Women survey published by Forbes magazine. The Lady Pro 2015 and Young Managerial Talent 2015 awards were bestowed on Karolína Topolová.

Petr Vaněček

Petr Vaněček

Chief Operating Officer

Petr Vaněček has been the Company's Chief Operating Officer since 2014 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2015. From 1999 to 2003, he held the position of Call Centre Manager. From 2003 to 2006, he held several management positions in the buying division of the Group. From 2006 to 2014, he held the position of Director of Procurement.

 

Senior Management

 

Alice Punch

Alice Punch

Chief HR Officer

Alice Punch currently holds the position of Chief HR Officer. Her main roles in the Company are managing HR processes through a unified strategy in the field of human resources, implementing priority HR projects and representing the interests of the employees at the Company's management level. Other essential areas of her activities are developing senior management talent, succession planning, recruitment for key positions and close collaboration with colleagues in senior management in implementing the culture and values of the Company in new markets. She has worked for the Company since 2015. She has over 20 years of experience in company management in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining the Company, she led the HR division of the global pharmaceutical company Sanofi. In the role of Lead Partner, she worked for consulting companies Korn/Ferry and Egon Zehnder in the Czech Republic and managed Consumer Practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from Switzerland.

Martin Hrudník

Martin Hrudník

Group Purchasing Director

Martin Hrudník has held the position of Group Purchasing Director since January 2017. In particular, he is responsible for determining the Company's buying strategy, marketing activities and supervision of human resources. He also leads new projects supporting the Group's expansion. He began his career working in the construction industry and joined the Group in 1999. He started as a buying assistant and in 2004 became a regional buying manager. He has worked at different branches in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Pavel Pospíšil

Pavel Pospíšil

Group Stock & Service Director

Pavel Pospíšil currently holds the position of Group Stock & Service Director. He is in charge of managing the stock, service and transport department, determining the strategy to achieve the Group's goals, and setting up the KPIs for all subordinate departments. He began his career working for a business in the United States. He joined the Group in 1999 and gradually gained experience across several departments of the Company. He held the position of logistics manager for two years.

Leoš Pilnaj

Leoš Pilnaj

Group Operations Director

Leoš Pilnaj currently holds the position of Group Operations Director. He started out in his career as a Toyota dealer in Ústí nad Labem. He joined the Company in 2000 as a salesman in Prague. Across the years, he has worked as a site manager in Ústí nad Labem, a Group sales manager, manager of the largest branch in Prague and as the manager for the Czech Republic and Russia.

František Švec

František Švec

Group Sales Director

Stanislav Gálik

Stanislav Gálik

Group Innovations Director

Stanislav Gálik holds the position of Group Innovations Director and manages innovations and special projects across the Group. Since 2014, he has run the UNIFER Innovation Centre, focusing on the cooperation of universities and the commercial sphere. He previously managed several innovative projects at Česká spořitelna. He is the author of the book Psychology of Persuasion. In 2016, he published a book called How I Hitched A Lift On An Aeroplane, which describes his journey around the world with a unique method he called “rich-hiking”. As a consultant, he worked on long-term projects for companies such as J&T Banka and Tesco Stores. In 2015, Forbes magazine placed him in its 30 Czechs Under 30 ranking.

Lenka Zajíčková

Lenka Zajíčková

Group Head of Legal

Lenka Zajíčková has been Group Head of Legal since 2014 and coordinates and oversees the Company's entire legal agenda. She has worked in legal advocacy since 2001. In 2006, she passed the bar examination and established her own law firm. She has cooperated with the Company since 2010. In 2015, she was a member of the team for, and the main coordinator of, the post-transaction corporate restructuring that followed the acquisition of AAA Auto Group N.V. by the Company. She also took those roles in the subsequent cross-border merging of AAA Auto Group N.V. and AAA AUTO a.s. into the Company.

Jan Moser

Jan Moser

Acting CFO

Jan Moser holds the position of Acting CFO. Since mid-2018, he has been responsible for the overall financial management of the Group entities. His responsibilities include Accounting, Controlling and CPD, Consolidation, Bank Operations, Debt collection and Cash Control. He started his career at the TPA Czech Republic consulting firm, where he served as the CEO of the company. He then worked as a CFO in LINDE + WIEMANN, an international automotive manufacturing company.

To Contact Us

Adress

Dopraváků 723/1

Praha - Dolní Chabry, 184 00

Česká republika



For customers of AAA AUTO, Mototechna, 1. autoDISKONT

Free line: 800 110 800

E-mail: info@aaaauto.cz



Official contact for public administration, banks and institutions

Switchboard operator: 283 060 606

E-mail: info@aaaauto.cz



For the media

Michal Häckl

Group PR Manager

Telefon: 283 068 536

E-mail: michal.hackl@aaaauto.cz

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