Since when is the car dealership in Forst?
My dream after the takeover was to broaden the company. I opened the first branch in Forst in 2000. That was a huge success. After Forst, Cottbus was added in 2005 and Eisenhüttenstadt in 2019.
Are you planning further locations?
Not at the moment, it’s the way we wanted it by now. Around the head office in Guben there is a branch in all larger cities. Our number of employees has grown from 6 to 26. We regularly train car mechatronics and car salesmen. Now it is a matter of stabilising the business to ensure safety for all employees.
In addition, it is very important to me that the name “Fischer Autohaus” conveys a positive feeling to customers, but also to my employees. They should feel comfortable in the house, enjoy coming to work and develop personally. I am proud to say that many have been with us for many years.
How is the KIA brand positioned, especially in view of the current climate debate?
KIA is the broadest-based brand when it comes to electric vehicles. There are two fully electrified vehicles that can do 450 km. Both vehicles offer everything you could wish for. In addition, there are many hybrids, the classic combustion engines and probably a hydrogen car from 2021. KIA is likely to develop in such a way that there will be the right drive for every need.