Athlon 100-plus years of mobility

Athlon celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. We are looking forward to serving you for another 100 years or more!


Forever driven by mobility

Athlon was founded in 1916, as a local car repair operating under the name: RIVA: Reparatie-Inrichting voor Automobielen (Repair Company for Automobiles). What started with a fascination for automobiles has grown into an international, customer centric mobility specialist, offering innovative concepts as well as traditional mobility solutions.

In short

1916 - Estabishment of RIVA (Reparatie Inrichting Voor Automobielen, or Repair Company for Automobiles in English)
1950 - Start of leasing activities
1954 - RIVA NV is listed on the stock exchange in Amsterdam
1973 - Interleasing is founded
1990 - Acquisition of Interleasing Belgium and Luxemburg
1991 - RIVA NV becomes Athlon NV
1996 - Acquisition of several leasing companies in France
1998 - Takeover of AV Leasing Germany
2003 - In Europe, all lease companies that are part of Athlon adopt the name Athlon Car Lease
2005 - Takeover of Unilease BV
2006 - Intergration of Athlon Car Lease with De Lage Landen (DLL) International
2007 - Founding of Athlon Poland
2008 - Establishment of Athlon Portugal
2009 - Acquisition of Masterlease Italy, and merger into Athlon Car Lease
2010 - Athlon Car Lease integrates Prisma Car Lease
2013 - Integration of SAC in Sweden into Athlon
2014 - Athlon Car Lease becomes Athlon
2015 - Founding of Athlon Switserland
2016 - Athlon celebrates its 100th birthday
2016 - Athlon is acquired by Daimler AG