TROST supplies the independent workshop market with answers to the increasingly complex requirements of the automotive repair business. TROST also comprehensively covers the increasingly important area of service.

TROST – a trademark with tradition

TROST vehicle parts is a leading trademark in the European independent aftermarket - with a unique range of automotive parts, tools, diagnostics and repair equipment. The increasingly important services sector is also covered comprehensively: TROST workshop partners benefit from customised workshop concepts.

With repdoc, TROST not only offers an up-to-date parts and equipment catalogue online, but also workshop software that covers all aspects of the modern workshop.

TROST was even there when the automobile was invented

TROST has been supporting automobile workshops with expertise and services for over a century. The company's founder Ernst Misol worked as an engine designer in the team under Gottlieb Daimler. Back in 1904, Ernst Misol founded what was perhaps the earliest parts wholesale company in Germany.

In 1934, he handed over the reins to his son, Eugen Trost, who ran general agencies for engine parts throughout Germany, along with engine parts dealerships in Baden and Württemberg. In so doing, he laid the foundation for the company's success.

Image: Ernst Misol's engine repair business and engine parts shop, 1904

As one of the first parts wholesalers, Trost offered its partners services that went well beyond merely selling parts. As the first full-service concept for technical, organisational and communicative services, the AUTOFIT workshop concept was developed in 1995. This was followed in 2005 by TRUCKFIT, a brand geared toward commercial vehicle workshops.

In 2008, Trost expanded its distribution network in Eastern Europe with the acquisition of the Meteor Group, making it one of the first pan-European parts wholesalers. On 1 April 2009, the Trost Group's business activities were consolidated through a merger with the KSM Group. TROST AUTO SERVICE TECHNIK SE thus became one of the leading automotive parts wholesalers in Europe.

In April 2016, WM SE, based in Osnabrück, acquired a 100% stake in TROST SE. Retroacitve to 1 January 2016 TROST vehicle parts is a trademark of WM SE.

Image: The first workshop concept AUTOFIT (1995)