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.

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    New Mercedes lease cars

    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

    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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    The acquisition of Athlon Switzerland AG’s fleet by Arval

    Arval and Athlon today announce that Arval’s Swiss subsidiary will purchase the entire full service leasing fleet of Athlon Switzerland AG.

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    The changing face of global fleet management: Which approach is best?

    As the Athlon Donlen Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, it was the perfect opportunity to jointly participate in the recent Global Fleet Conference. Marchel Koops, Chief Commercial Officer of Athlon and Tom Callahan, Chief Executive Officer of Donlen gave their view in a session called: ‘Global Support or Regional Suppliers? How Do You Get the Best of Both Worlds?’

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