Historie

Klappstein Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH is founded by Manfred Klappstein and Dirk Kessemeier, trading in commercial vehicles on the grounds of Hansestrasse 1 in Sittensen, Germany (6,500 m²). Office container and vehicle hall (2 employees).

Already an overall display area of 17,500 m² for trucks. The Klappstein Transport Centre is opened; rental of commercial vehicles begins (approx. 20 employees).

EURO-Leasing GmbH is founded; incorporation of Klappstein Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH and Klappstein Vermietungs GmbH as subsidiaries; 10 branches set up in Germany, plus one in Denmark, Austria and Finland (approx. 70 employees).

A display area of more than 30,000 m² for vehicles. The Poland subsidiary is founded.

Check-in and check-out hall in Sittensen starts operation.

EURO-Leasing GmbH merges with Klappstein Nutzfahrzeuge (approx. 75 employees).

Reorganisation and expansion of the Board of Directors.

Commercial vehicle fleet of more than 10,000 units (approx. 80 employees).

MAN Group enters as a shareholder. In the meantime, expansion of the display area in Sittensen to more than 60,000 m².

Truck Rental Solutions GmbH is established as a 100 % EURO-Leasing subsidiary for the purpose of building the international premium rental brand MAN Rental in Germany, Denmark and Poland. Further countries follow successively.

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG increases its share in EURO-Leasing to 50.1 per cent.

EURO-Leasing becomes a 100 % subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG. The commercial vehicle fleet is expanded to 12,000 units (approx. 130 employees).

EURO-Leasing becomes a 100 % subsidiary of MAN Finance International GmbH.

EURO-Leasing becomes a 100 % subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG.

The product portfolios of EURO-Leasing, MAN Rental and MAN Finance are now combined under one service brand: “MAN Financial Services”. The change of name also marks the start of a new service strategy – from now on customers get everything from one source. By bundling the brand portfolios of EURO-Leasing, MAN Rental and MAN Finance under MAN Financial Services, the complete mobility package of financing, leasing, insurance and rental solutions is combined in one brand name.

Rental is successively integrated into all German MAN Truck & Bus dealerships. MAN sales people, leasing consultants and rental consultants are available in all dealerships to offer the optimum fleet solution.

EURO-Leasing successfully implements the new sales strategy and the necessary region reform resulting from this. 24 rental consultants assist customers throughout Germany in the 6 MAN Sales Regions (North, East, West, Centre, Southwest and Southeast).