Bratislava, September 2nd, 2016 – The AAA AUTO company is now the Slovak Football Association’s platinum partner. The largest Slovak used car dealer will provide 76 cars to the SFA and several Fortuna Liga clubs through its Mototechna brand. This is its way of expressing support for the Slovak football team for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifications and the Fortuna Liga.
AAA AUTO’s general director Karolína Topolová negotiated the partnership with the president of the Slovak Football Association Ján Kováčik. „We are the largest used car dealer in Slovakia. Our business is growing in terms of sales as well as in the number of dealerships. Supporting our nation’s favorite sport, football, on its journey through the qualification league games is thus a logical part of our business in Slovakia,“ says Karolína Topolová about the partnership. „We are loaning the cars through our Mototechna brand, which, since its launching, has served roughly 5,000 happy customers who prefer high quality, minimally used cars that are under 24 months old and with a maximum of 40,000 kilometers on the odometer,“ she adds.
"It’s a good thing for the Slovak Football Association, the leader of the sports movement in Slovakia, to be joined with the leader of the commercial automobile segment, which it welcomes into its family of platinum partners. I’m convinced that this partnership will benefit both parties. The fact that the partnership won’t just be at the level of the SFA and the national team, but will also include the clubs in our highest league competition, is important for Slovak football,” says Ján Kováčik, president of the SFA, describing the partnership.
The total value of the cars loaned through the Mototechna brand to the SFA is 1, 125, 000 € and they will be turned in for new ones every six months.
The Mototechna band was the sole car dealership in Czechoslovakia until 1989. The AAA AUTO company reintroduced it to the market four years ago as a dealer of nearly new and premium cars.
Cars sold by Mototechna are practically new, have very low mileage, and their price is 30-40% lower than new cars. Mototechna offers a wide selection of car brands, and it offers customers the options of buying a car immediately as well as its ideal configuration. Its sales are constantly increasing. This year, they rose by 7,5 %. One reason is the new Bumerang loan, which guarantees a buy-back price. Bumerang is a more modern and flexible version of the installment loan. The AAA AUTO company offers buyers dealer financing of almost new cars sold under the Mototechna brand that were manufactured in 2015 and 2016 for 24 to 48 months, with a down payment starting at 10 % and with an attractive monthly installment. It is up to the customer to decide what variation of Bumerang repayment plan to choose – settling the final increased installment, buy-back at the guaranteed price with the option of trading in for a newer car, or refinancing the last installment with another loan. Customers can also get a classic car loan, which respected financial institutions such as Home Credit, Cofidis, sAutoleasing SK, and QuatroCar provide for cars bought at Mototechna.
The AAA AUTO Group has been in business for 24 years now. It operates a network of over 40 branches in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The Group has served over 1.75 million customers since it was founded, and sells over 63,000 vehicles a year, making it the biggest used car dealer in Central and East Europe. In 2012 it also began selling vehicles under its revived Mototechna brand, under which it concentrates its offer of “nearly new” cars, and in 2014 Mototechna launched sales of luxury cars in the new Mototechna Premium segment. According to a survey by the Oglivy & Mather agency, the AAA AUTO brand is once again a “top ten Czech brand post November 1989” this year. The company regularly features in the “Czech TOP 100” and last year it also featured in the “Czech 100 BEST”. The AAA AUTO Group is owned by British-Polish firm Abris Capital.