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
Bogdan Toporaș Pițigoi establishes Tester, the first private distributor of food products in Moldavia.
Tester opens three grocery shops.
The company initiates the manufacturing of garments intended for export.
The real estate division is established – office spaces and production halls.
Tester enters the automotive industry and becomes a dealer for Mercedes – Benz, Dacia, Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Jaguar, Nissan, Land Rover, and Volvo.
The group launches its own women’s fashion brand SENSE.
Tester establishes an insurance broker company.
The Damage Center is established, providing customers with solutions for inconveniences caused by car-related damages.
Tester Group launches the IDEO Business Center, an office space compound.
The group becomes a dealer for Opel and opens the IDEO Restaurant.
Tester Group opens SOLO, the first state-of-the-art logistics park in the north-eastern area of the country.
Tester becomes a dealer for Mazda and Honda in Iasi. Tester Group launches the first auto hub in Romania, joining together 7 car dealerships.
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.
Idei Café is inaugurated. A unique Contact Center is established for all of the Group’s customers.
SOLO Logistics Park expands with 6,400 square meters of facilities in only 3 months. The group launches CABY – the electric carsharing service.
Tester becomes a dealer for Peugeot and Citroen in Iasi.