Two friends and a shared passion - this is how the story of felgenoutlet begins in the city of Meissen, Germany, in 2003. With the original intent to finance their studies by selling alloy wheels, Uwe Krause and René Schmidt establish a company called German eTrade GmbH and the brand felgenoutlet. 20 years later, both founders are still leading the company with that very same passion and dedication.
The successful start of felgenoutlet into the world of e-commerce and its establishment as a market leader in the German wheel and tyre business have shown that this devotion is worthwhile. With their innovative capacity and visionary thinking the two owners of the company and their growing team are able to develop felgenoutlet further every year: today almost 100 employees contribute to the success of the company with commitment and creativity every day.
The company German eTrade GmbH and its brand felgenoutlet is founded by René Schmidt and Uwe Krause.
With the launch of a website developed in-house, the young, ambitious company soon becomes one of the most successful and popular online shops in the industry.
The development of the world's first wheel configurator starts. This unique large-scale project will take four years but the work is worth it.
The company grows and needs space - 10,000 m² to be precise. This is how our first own logistics centre is established in Meissen. Here is where our huge range of wheels and tyres is stored, assembled according to customers' wishes and subsequently sent out.
Felgenoutlet is known in the automotive scene. The fan base is growing. It is time for an own fashion label that hits the taste of fashion-conscious, young tuning fans:
We proudly present FLGNTLT.
Here it is: the 3D configurator is ready to be launched. Finally customers can find wheels that are perfectly compatible with their car and can get a picture of what these will look like on their vehicle thanks to a spacial view of the products.
Felgenoutlet is moving. Our new headquarter is located in the heart of Dresden Neustadt - enough space for all our creative minds.
The felgenoutlet family grows. In order to enter new markets in Europe over the years several localized online shops are launched, such as felgenoutlet.at in Austria, foire-aux-jantes.fr in France and tiendadellantas.es in Spain. An international customer service is established as well giving advice to our customers and answering questions in numerous languages.
Our Wheel Wizard, which was developed in-house, now makes online purchases easier at felgenoutlet. In only a few steps our customers can find the wheels they are looking for and that are perfectly compatible with their cars.
We look back on an exciting and successful year. We have continued to develop our dealer shop Tiriga in a promising way. In addition, we recorded 2019 as the year with the highest turnover in the company's history up to that point. What we did not know at the time: The following years will even surpass the previous record turnover.
2020 – New, bigger, better: our new wheel configurator
Once again, we managed to complete a project we really cared about. After years of preparation and optimising, we are very proud to be able to offer you an even more pleasant customer experience with our improved new wheel configurator.
It’s time to change the look : the new felgenoutlet logo
In addition to technical improvements, many changes in our shop make the shopping experience even more enjoyable. With the new felgenoutlet logo, our image becomes more modern, innovative and compact.
Bigger, higher, further: Our new logistics centre in Großschirma.
After almost 20 years, the time has come. We are finally leaving our "birthplace" Meißen and taking the biggest step in the company's history towards the future: we are moving! Our new logistics centre is being built in Großschirma. From now on, our rims and complete wheels will be prepared, packed and shipped in a more modern and efficient way, close to the motorway. From now on, they will reach our customers even faster and more safely.