1st activity: coachbuilding and wheelwrighting
Jean-Joseph D'Ieteren begins working as a coach-builder. He will be located on the Rue du Marais.
2nd activity: horsecar bodywork
Alexandre D'Ieteren begins trading from 106 Rue Neuve, where he adds vehicle painting and garniture to his trade of coachbuilding and wheelwrighting.
The brothers Alfred and Emile D'Ieteren form a company under the collective name of "D'Ieteren Frères".
3rd activity: vehicle bodywork
The D'Ieterens are among the first to produce bodywork for motorised vehicles in their new workshop on the Chaussée de Charleroi.
Rue du Mail
To respond to the growing demand for cars, new workshops are built at 50 Rue du Mail, which becomes the company headquarters.
Lucien D'Ieteren becomes managing director of "Anciens Etablissemens D'Ieteren Frères. Carrosserie de Grand Luxe" PLC.
4th activity: automobile distribution
D'Ieteren becomes the distributor for US brands Studebaker, Pierce-Arrow, and Auburn.
5th activity: automobile assembly
The company adds assembly plants for vehicle chassis and bodywork arriving as spare parts from Studebaker factories.
Pierre D'Ieteren signs a contract to import vehicles made by the Volkswagen group.
Manufacturing Plant in Forest
Construction of a new manufacturing plant in Forest, Brussels.
D'Ieteren becomes sole importer of Porsche cars.
Assembly of the iconic VW Beetle begins at the Forest plant.
6th activity: car rental
Launch of "Dit'Rent-a-Car", D'Ieteren's short-term vehicle rental service; the activity is licensed to Avis two years later.
Inauguration rue du Mail
Official inauguration of new buildings on the Rue du Mail, designed by the architect René Stapels.
D'Ieteren becomes importer of Audi vehicles.
Roland D'Ieteren succeeds his father and consolidates the company's international position.
D'Ieteren becomes importer of SEAT vehicles.
D'Ieteren enlarges its global footprint by acquiring Avis Europe, a leader in short-term vehicle rental.
D'Ieteren becomes sole importer of Skoda vehicles.
7th activity: Belron
Takeover of Belron, world leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement.
D'Ieteren becomes importer of Bentley cars.
D'Ieteren becomes importer of Lamborghini cars.
D'Ieteren becomes importer of Bugatti cars.
Sale of Avis
D'Ieteren withdraws from short-term vehicle rental by selling its 59.6% stake in Avis Europe to Avis Budget Group.
8th activity: diversification
Acquisition of Moleskine, the world-renowned aspirational lifestyle brand.
Nicolas D'Ieteren succeeds his father as Chairman of the Board, while his cousin, Olivier Périer, becomes Deputy Chairman and Chair of the Strategic Committee.
D'Ieteren strengthens its investment capacity by selling a minority 40% stake in Belron to the international investment company.
D’Ieteren carves out its vehicle distribution and retail business into a new fully-owned subsidiary. The two businesses, until then part of D’Ieteren SA/NV, become two separate entities: D’Ieteren Group and D’Ieteren Automotive, each of them receiving a new graphic identity and logo.