Positioning of the Company

Autonom Services SA is a major integrated provider of mobility solutions, with operations across the country, to which companies can outsource their mobility services, in whole or in part.

From its privileged position, the Company provides various mobility solutions to SMEs and entrepreneurial companies in Romania, with fleets of up to 100 passenger or commercial vehicles, via its network of 46 agencies present in 33 cities in Romania.

Romanian markets where Autonom operates

The operating lease and rent-a-car markets are dominated by multinational companies. Autonom Group is the most important independent operator on the operating lease and rent-a-car market in Romania.

Operating lease market in Romania

According to the latest data provided by ASLO (Association of Operating Lease Companies) in March 2023, the number of vehicles operated under operating lease increased by 5% compared to the end of 2021, thus exceeding the threshold of 80,000 units being managed.

According to data centralized by the Association of Operating Lease Companies, the top 5 member companies include: Arval Service Lease România, LeasePlan România, ALD Automotive, Autonom Services and New Kopel (SIXT Group Romania).

Rent-A-Car market in Romania

The rent-a-car market is also dominated by multinational groups in the industry present on the mature markets in Europe and the United States (Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise).

Multinational licensees active in the rent-a-car industry have primarily targeted airport locations, while the Group has developed an extensive nationwide agency network across 33 cities, which has enabled it to have access to various customers.

As at present, there is no relevant data on the size of the rent-a-car market in Romania in 2022. Autonom estimates that the rental market in Romania has reached the threshold of 10,000 cars.

Used car market

The used car market is extremely fragmented - there are sales conducted through dedicated websites, specialized suppliers, car dealers, leasing and rent-a-car companies, as well as individual sales. The import of used cars in Romania is quite significant. Therefore, Autonom’s market share is difficult to estimate.

According to ACAROM, the number of second-hand cars registered in Romania for the whole year of 2022 was 316,332 units, down 20% compared to 2021, i.e. 395,759 units.