We drive
your business.

About DKV Mobility

DKV Mobility is the leading European B2B platform for on-the-road payment solutions. We can look back on a growth story of almost 90 years.

With our fuel and service cards, our around 365,000 active customers can refuel their vehicles or charge them with electricity at any time, with access to the largest energy-independent acceptance network in Europe consisting of around 67,000 filling stations, around 736,000 charging points and 21,000 filling stations with alternative fuels.

DKV Mobility is also the leading provider of commercial toll solutions in Europe and also offers services for vehicles at around 33,000 stations and innovative digital solutions.

As a leading provider of VAT refund services, we offer our customers efficient financial solutions.

DKV Mobility generated a transaction volume of € 17 billion and revenue of € 714 million in 2023.

You drive, we care.

You are the focus of our attention. You are our source of inspiration and our driving force. Your perspective shows us the way and enables us to offer products and services that meet your needs. No one knows the roads of Europe as well as you do. So why should we do without your expertise?

Mobility means change and thanks to the trusting cooperation with our partners and daily users, our World of Mobility is optimally tailored to the needs and goals of each individual DKV customer. Together, we stay mobile and master every challenge that the future holds.

Our purpose

Why does our company exist? What purpose do we fulfill in the world and how do we benefit our customers? The purpose of a company answers these questions by demonstrating the meaning and raison d'être of a company.

ALWAYS IN MOTION: Since its foundation, DKV Mobility has been guided by ambitious goals and has remained constantly on the move. Our ANSPORN (DRIVE) was and is our constant companion and motivates us to achieve ever better services for all our stakeholders.

Mobility, the backbone of the European economy, is changing. As a market leader, it is our responsibility to be a driving force behind this TRANSITION.

In this time of change, our customers need us more than ever. We remain your reliable partner and accompany you on your way to a more EFFICIENT future - through access to mobility solutions, technologies, financing and trust.

At the same time, it is our responsibility to make a substantial, SUSTAINABLE contribution to ensuring that our blue planet remains worth living on.

That is our purpose:

To drive the transition towards an efficient and sustainable future of mobility

DKV Mobility in figures

~
90

years

DKV Mobility Geschichte

History of purpose-driven growth

17

billion € transaction volume

DKV Mobility Transaktionsvolumen

in 2023

714

million € Revenue

DKV Mobility Umsatz

in 2023

~
2,400

Employees

DKV Mobility Mitarbeiter

work with us and are highly motivated to make our services a little better every day (date 03/2024)

~
365,000

active customers

DKV Mobility Aktive Kunden

are part of our constantly growing network. We proudly care for each individual with heart, soul and passion (date 03/2024)

~
6,000

Fuel service stations

DKV Mobility APP&GO

with APP&GO (date 03/2024)

~
67,000

Fuel service stations

Zwei Männer an einem Verladehof.

in Europa (date 03/2024)

~
21,000

Alternative fuel service stations

Zwei Männer an einem Verladehof.

(date 03/2024)

~
736,000

EV charge points

DKV Mobility Ladepunkte

in Europe (date 05/2024)

~
33,000

Vehicle service stations

Zwei Männer an einem Verladehof.

(date 03/2024)

More than
50

Service Countries

DKV Mobility Serviceländer

enable us to help our customers in europe quickly and specifically.

A strong brand for all your requirements

You drive, we care.

We are your partner for staying mobile wherever you are.

The DKV Mobility brand has stood for the highest quality for ~90 years and has received numerous awards and prizes. In 2021, DKV Mobility was named one of the "Brands of the Century" by a top-class jury.

We continuously develop services and products to make mobility more efficient, smoother and more convenient. We leverage our particular strengths in coverage, technology, finance and trust. For the big and the small.

Managing Directors

2,400 DKV Mobility employees give their all every day to shape the mobility of today and tomorrow. Get to know our management and see for yourself how strong we are. With the highest level of passion and expertise.

Zwei Männer an einem Verladehof

MARCO VAN KALLEVEEN CEO

Marco van Kalleveen was appointed CEO of DKV Mobility in 2019.

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Zwei Männer an einem Verladehof

PETER MEIER CFO

Peter Meier has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of DKV Mobility since 2020.

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The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the DKV Mobility Group. It determines the basic principles of the DKV Mobility Group's activities and monitors their implementation.

The Board of Directors consists of the following members:

  • Jan Fischer (Chairman)
  • Nicole Fischer
  • Martin Kraus
  • Anke Groth
  • Rainer Kröll
  • Dr. Alexander Dibelius
  • Dr. Daniel Pindur
  • Stefan Moosmann

Our company history

We are always in motion. It’s in our DNA and runs through our teams of highly dedicated people. For almost 90 years, we have pioneered products and services to make mobility more efficient, seamless, and convenient. The Fischer family, majority owner and active shareholder of DKV Mobility, for three generations, focuses on sustainable value creation, profitable growth and competitiveness, all with a long-term perspective.

Accompany us on a journey through time to find out.

1934-Foundation
1934
Foundation of DKV

Dr. Friedrich Gercke, Karl Kniebaum, Otto Köther and Helmut Winter, establish DEUTSCHE KRAFTVERKEHR GmbH (German road transport) in Duisburg. The newly formed company organises and arranges road transport for the German Reichsbahn and Bundesbahn railway networks until 1953.

1949-transport-box
1949
The "transport box"

Subsidiary company Waldholz-Transport GmbH develops a standard shipping-container for transporting goods as far back as the 1930s. The so-called "transport box" significantly reduces loading and unloading times. However, this innovative system is unable to achieve market penetration due to the political situation.

1950-knights-of-the-road
1950
For the knights of the road

DKV launches products and services aimed at increasing the profitability of goods shipments and improving the comfort and safety of drivers. In addition to introducing the Tankschecks the precursors to today's fuel cards), and a network of 26 contract fuel stations, a DKV fuel atlas is published for the first time. To ensure no time is lost searching for accommodation when travelling over long distances, DKV drivers' hostels are set-up from 1951.

1955-service-network
1955
Foundation stone for the current service network

Shortly after termination of the cooperation with the German railways, the sale of diesel becomes the core business of DKV, thereby laying the foundation stone for today’s fuel station network. At the same time, Heinrich Eckstein becomes a shareholder. DKV's business expanded throughout Europe.

1957-newshareholder
1957
New shareholder

Founding fathers Dr. Gercke and Karl Kniebaum leave DKV. Heinrich Eckstein attracts Ernst Grimmke as a DKV shareholder. Each man holds 50% of the shares. From 1959, DKV's head office is located at Tonhallenstrasse in Düsseldorf.

1960-delivery-note
1960
Introduction of the DKV delivery notes

DKV launches the DKV delivery notes for the first time. This means that drivers no longer need to exchange currencies, thereby facilitating more rapid transportation.

1963-renaming-of-the-company
1963
Renaming of the company

Heinrich Eckstein resigns as a result of differing opinions relating to corporate objectives. The new name of the company is DEUTSCHER KRAFTVERKEHR Ernst Grimmke GmbH & Co.KG. DKV is already present in ten European countries. Mineral oil partner CALTEX takes a stake in the company from 1965.

1966-dkv-card
1966
Introduction of the DKV CARD

The DKV CARD is introduced. Haulage firms can now precisely calculate the fuel consumption of their fleets. Every two weeks an invoice is prepared which lists the refuelling details of each individual truck. In order to maintain the independence of DKV, Ernst Grimmke establishes an emergency network of own-brand fuel stations. These are attached to easily accessible truck stops.

1970-magnetic-strip
1970
Introduction of the magnetic strip

During the 1970s, DKV introduces the embossed DKV CARD with a magnetic strip. The company already has contracts with 1,500 fuel stations and 70 truck stops in 17 European countries. In 1971, DKV offers a wide range of services under the "Extra Service" banner. Ernst Grimmke transfers his shares to his daughter, Dr. Karin Fischer in 1972.

1980-added-value
1980
Changes in terms of value added

Along with the invoice, transport companies receive a brochure which contains information on how to reclaim value added tax in the respective country. The company's total capital now amounts to DM 18 million. In the meantime, CALTEX sells its shares to Chevron (from 1986 TEXACO, later renamed RWE/DEA).

1990-toll-station
1990
Europe-wide toll processing

During the 1990s, DKV withdraws from the truck stop business and sells its own-brand truck stops. From 1995, it becomes possible for customers to pay road tolls throughout Europe.

1999-dr-karin-fischer
1999
New shareholder structure

Dr. Karin Fischer initially procures all partnership shares and subsequently sells 45% to the Gothaer Insurance Group. 55% of the company's shares - and therefore a majority holding - are retained by Dr. Karin Fischer.

2002-contactless-toll-recording
2002
Contactless toll recording

ERS (subsequently REMOBIS) is established as a separate subsidiary to provide the VAT refund service. Contactless road toll recording using operator boxes is introduced in 2004 and toll payments are processed using DKV systems. A further milestone in the development of the company is the interoperable DKV BOX which is launched in 2007.

2008-familiy-company
2008
Family company with a corporate structure

Dr. Karin Fischer transfers her partnership shares to her son, Jan Fischer. DKV is now in its third generation of family ownership. In December 2010, the new group structure is introduced. During the following year, the group of companies moves into the newly constructed group headquarters in Ratingen and NOVOFLEET is established with the purpose of offering an alternative solution for commercial car fleets.

2017
2017
Fischer family becomes sole shareholder

Jan Fischer takes over the shares of “Gothaer Versicherung”. 58 years after the takeover by Ernst Grimmke, the Fischer family is now the sole shareholder. The new structure gives DKV Mobility the necessary scope to position itself more strongly in the market.

2019
2019
Transaction for accelerated growth

Jan Fischer identifies a partner, CVC Capital Partners Fund VII (CVC), to successfully drive the growth strategy forward. In 2019, CVC acquires the corresponding minority interest.

2021
2021
The course continues

There are now over 5.1 million fuel cards and on-board units in circulation across 45 European markets. Under the guidance of the Fischer siblings, DKV Mobility continues to expand strongly from 2019. A special focus is placed on the expansion of the core business as well as digitalisation and sustainability.