Founded in 2002

Wierd Meijering (1971) completed his study at the IVA in Driebergen in 1993. He held various commercial functions in the automotive industry. He was co-owner of a Peugeot dealership. Here he was responsible for the b2b buying and selling of young used cars. In 2002 he decided to set up AutoVeiling Nederland.

From his business to business vision and the ambition to develop a glass Cabinet on the internet, where anyone is able to place or buy vehicles, he began to build the now so successful auction application. After the domain name, and the company name Autoveiling.nl, and the company name AutoVeiling Nederland B.V. by were claimed by Meijering, he started the online auction. Many people from the automotive sector in Holland, and abroad, were very interested.

From the 'drawing board' on his Notepad, to the first Hammer auction, it took 11 months programming to be able to kick off. The first live Hammer auction, with 52 cars, was on Tuesday 1 July 2003. Since then a lot has changed within the company that, as part of the AVN Group, now is registered as a recognized registry auction house.

"The fact that we continuously keep on listening to our customers opinions, and fulfill their needs, has done AutoVeiling Nederland much good. I am proud of the fact that we still have a system update every week to serve our relations first-rate.", said Wierd Meijering.

Wierd Meijering (1971) completed his study at the IVA in Driebergen in 1993. He held various commercial functions in the automotive industry. He was co-owner of a Peugeot dealership. Here he was responsible for the b2b buying and selling of young used cars. In 2002 he decided to set up AutoVeiling Nederland.

From his business to business vision and the ambition to develop a glass Cabinet on the internet, where anyone is able to place or buy vehicles, he began to build the now so successful auction application. After the domain name, and the company name Autoveiling.nl, and the company name AutoVeiling Nederland B.V. by were claimed by Meijering, he started the online auction. Many people from the automotive sector in Holland, and abroad, were very interested.

From the 'drawing board' on his Notepad, to the first Hammer auction, it took 11 months programming to be able to kick off. The first live Hammer auction, with 52 cars, was on Tuesday 1 July 2003. Since then a lot has changed within the company that, as part of the AVN Group, now is registered as a recognized registry auction house.

"The fact that we continuously keep on listening to our customers opinions, and fulfill their needs, has done AutoVeiling Nederland much good. I am proud of the fact that we still have a system update every week to serve our relations first-rate.", said Wierd Meijering.