30 Years of International Vehicle Trading
Since founding Atlantic Auto Performance Ltd in 1993, Mr. Jan Zurek has created one of the world's furthest reaching vehicle export companies.
Through hard work and determination, Jan has brought together a team with an impeccable international reputation, buying and selling to and from every major continent on the globe.
“We in the international vehicle trade industry have the most rewarding careers in the world. Each morning we wake up to new possibilities, new challenges, and new potential.
We are blessed to be able to travel around the world, learning about and absorbing all of the many unique cultures that this wonderful planet has to offer us.
I am grateful and humbled that each day I am able to come to my office, supported by my outstanding team, as we work to provide the best possible opportunities for everyone that we are so fortunate to work with.” - Jan Zurek
First International Trade
Jan imported a spare hood, door and bumper from Canada to the Czech Republic to fix a damaged vehicle for a client. The beginning of a trading empire has started!
A Family Venture
With his father and brothers, Jan opened a vehicle dealership in the Czech Republic specializing in the distribution of parts for American vehicles.
First International Vehicle
The dealership expanded its expertise by supplying their first vehicle to the European market, a 1989 Ford Probe imported from the Canadian market.
The Move To Canada
Jan and his wife, Jana, moved to Canada to begin expanding the sourcing of vehicles and parts for the quickly expanding family business.
Atlantic Auto Performance Ltd Is Born
Atlantic Auto Performance Ltd was formally incorporated into Canada. As international vehicle sales began to increase, Jan and Jana worked together to create a new brand.
Connecting The World
Atlantic Auto Performance was invited to join the newly created European Association of Independent Vehicle Traders (EAIVT), forming new and long lasting international partnerships.
As the Euro reached all time highs, the Atlantic Auto Performance supply network stretched across Canada, the US, and Mexico, allowing for record breaking sales.
China Opens Import
As China looked to expand its burgeoning vehicle market, the Chinese government opened the market to parallel vehicle trade. A new era of sales and Letter of Credit processing has begun.
The Electric Revolution
After years of developing strong ties within China's automotive networks, Atlantic Auto Performance begins to import electric vehicles from China to the European marketplace.
Jan is honest and fair. I think that is the culture at Atlantic Auto Performance - both as a supplier and customer. Good business needs to work for everyone!
Always on time! Always reliable! Well organized! Jan and the Atlantic Auto Performance team are always there to help my business grow.
Jan and Atlantic Auto represent the top tier of professionalism in the industry. They offer timely communication and transparency with regards to all issues. The depth of AAP’s industry experience is a game changer that sets them apart from all other providers in this space.
As a franchised dealer supplying vehicles to Jan and his team at Atlantic Auto Performance, I have always found them a true pleasure to work with. I commend them for their professionalism, and a true commitment to customer service, honesty and integrity.
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