Tester group

Tester Group is among the first entrepreneurial businesses in Iasi and the region of Moldavia. With a history of almost 25 years, the group has grown constantly, while developing new divisions, often against the market trends, including through challenging economic times. Tester Group means Casa Auto, the dealer with the highest number of brands represented in Romania, three successful real estate projects in Iasi: IDEO, SOLO and CENTRO, CABY – the first carsharing service exclusively using electric vehicles in Romania, clothing manufacturing and retail through the SENSE brand, as well as many service projects, such as the IDEO Restaurant and Café IDEI or As Consult Broker.

Tester Group Milestones

1993

Bogdan Toporaș Pițigoi establishes Tester, the first private distributor of food products in Moldavia.

1994

Tester opens three grocery shops.

1997

The company initiates the manufacturing of garments intended for export.

1998

The real estate division is established – office spaces and production halls.

2000-2004

Tester enters the automotive industry and becomes a dealer for Mercedes – Benz, Dacia, Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, Nissan, Land Rover, and Volvo.

2005

The group launches its own women’s fashion brand SENSE.

2006

Tester establishes an insurance broker company.

2010

The Damage Center is established, providing customers with solutions for inconveniences caused by car-related damages.

2011

Tester Group launches the IDEO Business Center, an office space compound.

2012

The group becomes a dealer for Opel and opens the IDEO Restaurant.

2013

Tester Group opens SOLO, the first state-of-the-art logistics park in the north-eastern area of the country.

2014

Tester becomes a dealer for Mazda and Honda in Iasi. Tester Group launches the first auto hub in Romania, joining together 7 car dealerships.

2015

The group builds a new 8-storey office building within the CENTRO complex in only 5 months and expands IDEO by 3,000 square meters.

2016

Idei Café is inaugurated. A unique Contact Center is established for all of the Group’s customers.

2017

SOLO Logistics Park expands with 6,400 square meters of facilities in only 3 months. The group launches CABY – the electric carsharing service.

2018

Tester becomes a dealer for Peugeot and Citroen in Iasi.