Hamburg – Since January 1st 2016 Axel Springer Auto Verlag GmbH is the majority shareholder of infoRoad GmbH. infoRoad GmbH runs a website and a mobile app for iOS and Android under the brand of clever-tanken.de, a consumer information service. With clever-tanken.de, current gasoline prices in different gas stations can be independently compared. With 13.5 million visits per month (stationary and mobile internet, source: IVW/ Google Analytics November 2015) clever-tanken.de is the market leader and multiple award winner in the field of mobile service apps for drivers. The AUTO BILD group and clever-tanken.de have been successfully working together since 2014.
Since 1999 clever-tanken.de offers gasoline price and service comparisons of gas stations in Germany. clever-tanken.de is one of the first consumer information services, which is registered at the market transparency unit for fuels at the German Cartel Office since 2013, and thereby ensures the informational actuality. In addition to the current data, a radius search and the opportunity to set up a price alert is what constitutes the value of clever-tanken.de. Many B2B customers in the automotive sector use the data of clever-tanken.de for their own special offers.
CatCap advised the shareholders of infoRoad GmbH on the sale to Axel Springer Auto Verlag GmbH.
As one of the worldwide first companies, infoRoad informs customers through their internet portal about cheap gasoline prices in their vicinity since 1999. Since 2013 clever-tanken.de is one of the first customer information services that is registered at the market transparency unit for fuels at the German Cartel Office. Through the research of the clever-tanken.de team, information on nearly all gas stations in Germany is updated on a daily basis. With recorded 13.5 million visits per month (mobile and stationary internet, source: IVW/ Google Analytics), clever-tanken.de is now the market leader for gas price information. Customers like T-Systems, HERE, Spiegel, Garmin and BMW use the data of clever-tanken.de. Print- and broadcast media use the data of clever-tanken.de as well to inform their recipients about cheap gasoline offers in their vicinity. Hereby, clever-tanken.de not only offers information for the prices of diesel, Super E10, SuperPlus and natural gas, the company also indicates alternative fuels, like biodiesel, natural gas, vegetable oil, liquefied petroleum gas and bioethanol. More information under: www.clever-tanken.de
About publishing group Auto, Computer [&] Sport
Axel Springers’ publishing group for automotive, computer and sports publishes 72 different print-, online and TV media through the brands AUTO BILD, COMPUTER BILD and SPORTBILD in Hamburg and Schwabach (Axel Springer Auto Verlag GmbH). The publishing group is market leader in all three sectors. CEO of the group is Dr. Hans H. Hamer.
The weekly magazine AUTO BILD, which celebrates its 30th years anniversary this year, is market leader in the German automotive print media. The related magazines AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT, AUTO BILD ALLRAD, AUTO BILD KLASSIK und AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS are leading in the respective sectors. Since 2014 the group successfully publishes AUTO BILD REISEMOBIL. .
Also successful are the various magazines of the COMPUTER BILD group. The newspaper COMPUTER BILD, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, is market leader in the respective segment as well as COMPUTER BILD SPIELE, AUTOVIDEO FOTO BILD and SPORT BILD, which is number one of German sport magazines.
Axels Springer’s publishing group AUTO, Computer [&] Sport invests in numerous strategic growth projects. The company’s online media portals autobild.de, computerbild.de and sportbild.de are established as important favourites in the net.
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