Driven by mobility

Athlon started as a local repair shop more than 100 years ago when the automobile was an innovative concept in the field of mobility. We saw a future in it. And we felt determined to make the most of it. Today, our work is charged with a century of expertise and enthusiasm.

    Expertise and enthusiasm

    Now a part of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, our fleet has grown to more than 400.000 vehicles. You’ll find us throughout Europe, pushing boundaries and preparing for the future. We simplify the lives of our customers by connecting fleet and mobility solutions.


    Spirit of a pioneer

    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.

    • 2022
      Part of Mercedes-Benz Mobility AG
    • 2020
      New partner in Turkey Hedef Filo
    • 2019
      400.000 vehicles
    • Business men in leasecar at night 2018
      Business men in leasecar at night The Netherlands - Best Leasing Company for fleet managers
    • Business men on leasebike 2018
      Business men on leasebike Germany - 3rd place Genius Award for MyBenfitKit
    • Smiling woman with phone 2017
      Smiling woman with phone NPS-Score 31
    • Different lease cars on parkinglot 2016
      Different lease cars on parkinglot Part of Daimler Mobility AG
    • People in leasevan 2015
      People in leasevan Belgium - Clean Rental Company of the year
    • Couple on car with seaview 2014
      Couple on car with seaview Belgium - International Fleet Innovation Award for Athlon Flex
    • 1970
      Start of the international proposition, including the Athlon Partner network
    • 1950
      The Netherlands - Start of leasing activities
    • 1916
      Company established under the name RIVA

    Stay informed

    Marchel Koops appointed Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands

    Schiphol/Almere, 1 March 2023 - Marchel Koops, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Member of the Athlon Management Board, has been appointed Managing Director of Athlon Netherlands per 1 March 2023. He will lead Athlon Netherlands in addition to his current role as CCO. Koops succeeds Jean-Pierre Vissers who decided to continue his career outside the company.

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    Emiel van Onzenoort joins Athlon Management Board as Chief Operations Officer

    Schiphol, 1 February 2023 – Emiel van Onzenoort joins the Athlon Management Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) per today. Emiel succeeds Peter Westermann who will return to Mercedes-Benz Mobility in Stuttgart, Germany. In this role, Emiel will be responsible for Operations across Athlon, reporting to CEO Christian Schüler.

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    Athlon drives road safety across Europe

    Athlon rolls out Athlon RoadSafety, offering solutions to support the EU target of zero traffic fatalities. The fleet and mobility provider partners with experts such as SafeDrivePod, Brightmile and Drivetech.

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