In June 2003, the Bochum accountant Georg Westrich and the Dortmund industrial clerk Dietmar Stark founded Westrich & Stark Automobile in Bochum, the company serves all brands and all models. Both founders met by chance through a representation with the same lawyer, who independently represented both of them at a used car dealer in Essen that sold defective vehicles. After the shared and yet independent experiences of the defective vehicles, both of them quickly came to the realization that “this can be done better.” This realization quickly led to the desire to do better together and to consciously set ourselves apart from the clichéd “free trade” through high quality standards.
In September 2007, trained wholesale and foreign trade merchant Patrick Wolf founded the company V-Distribution. The company initially operated purely in goods trading on various internet platforms and quickly expanded its business areas to include additional logistics services such as storage, logistics, courier services and fulfillment services. The first points of contact with vehicles occurred in 2015 when vehicle logistics and vehicle transfer were included in the service offering. Thanks to our experience in vehicle logistics and the trade in leisure and camping items, the sale of camping and leisure vehicles will begin in 2017.
In April 2021, the company, which V-Distribution was transformed into VAUH GmbH, will begin selling cars and commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons. With the know-how gained from previous years, the focus from the outset is to set ourselves apart from the clichéd “free car trade” like Westrich & Stark. In addition, to set ourselves apart from the “mainstream brand retailer” and to consciously be a free and contract-independent alternative for certain brands, while adopting the high quality standards from the brand retailer. In principle, the company offers all brands, but specializes from the outset in Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and BMW - as these brands in West Palatinate are only represented by large authorized dealer chains and customers have no alternatives to the respective authorized company.
At the end of 2021, VAUH GmbH will take over the company Westrich & Stark Automobile from Georg Westrich. With this step, the company is further expanding its position and, compared to both individual companies, its processes are being digitized, expanded and optimized even more intensively. After Georg Westrich's retirement as a minority shareholder (2022), the company will now operate as Autohaus Wolf GmbH and, as before, will be run solely by Patrick Wolf.
Autohaus Wolf GmbH, which has been based in Ramstein-Miesenbach since 2023, has now become a well-known dealer in West Palatinate and operates throughout Europe for high-quality and tested premium vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and BMW brands.
On June 1st, Georg Westrich and Dietmar Stark found the company Westrich & Stark Automobile in Bochum. Only used cars and light commercial vehicles are sold
Patrick Wolf founds the trading company V-Distribution in Queidersbach near Kaiserslautern
V-Distribution expands its business services to storage, logistics, courier services and fulfillment services. The VariLog brand (for variable logistics) is created for these services
V-Distribution specializes in goods trading in leisure and camping items
With vehicle logistics and vehicle transfers, V-Distribution is once again expanding its range of services in the logistics sector
Already active in the trade in leisure and camping items and vehicle logistics, V-Distribution begins trading in camping and leisure vehicles (caravans, mobile homes, ATVs, quads, etc.)
Dietmar Stark, co-founder and partner of Westrich & Stark Automobile, dies in a car accident
In February the headquarters will be forced to move from Queidersbach to Mackenbach and the "new" building will only serve as a temporary solution. The company is converted from the sole proprietorship V-Distribution into VAUH Ltd.
In April, VAUH Ltd., already active in the trading of camping and leisure vehicles, began trading used cars and commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons and specialized from the outset in the Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda brands. The sale takes place under the name Vagenpark Automobile
After the death of his business partner Dietmar Stark in a traffic accident the year before, Georg Westrich moved to West Palatinate privately and with Westrich & Stark Automobile. The vehicles are stored at VAUH Ltd.
In November, VAUH Ltd. takes over the sole proprietorship Westrich & Stark Automobile - Georg Westrich becomes a minority shareholder in the company. From this point on, only the name Westrich & Stark Automobile will be used for vehicle sales.
From January, new cars, daily registrations, demonstration cars and annual cars will be added to the range of vehicles - the specialization in certain brands will be expanded to include the Munich manufacturer BMW.
As of February 28, the company will discontinue warehousing, logistics, courier services and fulfillment services without replacement. Vehicle logistics and transfers will continue unchanged under the carlogis name
In March, the traditional name of vehicle sales will be slightly changed and will be Autohaus Westrich + Stark
In October 2022, the company will join the Federal Association of Independent Car Dealers e.V. (BVfK e.V. for short)
Since November, new vehicles from 32 brands can be ordered individually according to the customer's exact requirements, just like with authorized brand dealers. Georg Westrich gives up his silent participation and retires on November 30th
After Georg Westrich's early retirement, the company will operate under its new name Autohaus Wolf Ltd. from December and will only appear on the market under this name in the future
As of January 1st, the company will stop trading in goods, which has existed since 2007. In addition to the actual car dealership business and vehicle logistics, only the trade in accessories and spare parts will continue.
End of August, the company moves into its new premises including a glass showroom and spacious outdoor area at Kindsbacher Str. 43 in Ramstein-Miesenbach. The new location is centrally located and is even easier for our customers to reach by car or train, since Ramstein train station is within walking distance.