The Modix story begins with two bright University students Ivica Varvodic and Silvio Roguljic who perused their technology ambitions as part of a student start-up. Having finished their course at the back end of the 1990’s and both passionate about technology and business, the pair began to grow a website business, eventually founding Modix in 2000.
With a growing client list of Automotive brands across Germany, Modix caught the eye of Manheim group (now part of Cox Automotive) who acquired a stake in the business in 2007 and began working with the entrepreneurial duo to scale the business within the automotive sector.
Having worked closely with the original founders for 12 years, Cox Automotive bought the remainder of the business in 2018 with both Ivica and Silvio moving away from the business in 2019 to focus on new opportunities.
Today Modix is a Global leader that provides digital retail & marketing solutions for the automotive industry – Offering global manufacturers and retailers powerful innovative online tools that captivate consumers, generate sales and secure long-term commercial growth.
What we stand for
As our company grows, we continue to foster a culture that puts people first and upholds fundamental values such as honesty, integrity and accountability. Our values and Code of Conduct ensure that our commitment to operating with the highest ethical standards will never change.
These are the values that guide us in every decision we make.
We explore the next generation of innovation to bring it to the world today
Right from the very beginning, Modix has been driven by cutting edge technology. We are passionate about new technologies and how it can make an impact on Automotive retailing. We see ourselves as digital explorers discovering and exploring the latest technologies to deliver the very best solutions to today’s Global Automotive sector.
That passion coupled with our like-minded people is Why we do what we do.
We create integrated global solutions that connect consumers with their next car
Our WHAT are the products we sell and the services we offer. Our WHAT may change over time, but our WHY and HOWs remain consistent.
By discovering innovative solutions for manufacturers and dealers that connect to consumers globally
We do this by following our guiding principles. They provide direction for each of us so we can be at our best and bring our WHY to life.
- Investing in the right people and products
- Doing the right thing always
- Having fun
- Bringing out the best in everyone
And we do it all in the Spirit of Cox
Why you should choose Modix as your partner
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive service organisation. We provide dependable solutions that improve performance and profitability throughout the vehicle lifecycle to manufacturers, fleets and dealers.
Our businesses are organised around our customers’ core needs across vehicle solutions, remarketing, funding, and retail. Cox Automotive has the broadest, deepest, and most complete view of the used vehicle ecosystem. We connect the wholesale market at every stage of a vehicle’s life with physical and digital solutions, insights
and expertise. But we believe that how we tackle business is just as important as what we do. All of our founding principals guide our actions, but none more so that ‘Do the right thing, always’.
Meet our leadership team
Outside of work Darren is very much a family man, happily married with 3 children and a dog called Lanson. He’s also a bit of a petrol head having owned more than a hundred vehicles in his lifetime, his favourites being his first ever car – A bright yellow! Ford Cortina MK4 and his much loved Porche 911 C4S.
Belgian by nationality but international at heart, Didier can speak 6 languages, has a passion for marketing (did we mention he has a master’s in marketing). Nothing is ever too much for Didier, a fantastic can-do attitude and a big team player.
Outside of work Didier enjoys tending to his small holding alongside his wife and son, his farm consists of 600,000 bees, a herd of unruly goats, chickens, horses and a dog. Didier also likes to run in his spare time (most likely away from his 600,000 bees)
Alison is the founder of our Women with Drive network, promoting conversation and debate about making the automotive industry more inclusive and diverse, whilst also encouraging women to dream big and follow their dreams – and she’s living proof that dreams really do come true.
In addition to her current role she is leading the inclusion and belonging agenda across Cox Automotive International
Antonia likes nothing more than to take to the sky and travel to exotic locations. She has spent time all over the world including the Amazon, Buenos Aires and even sailed around the Galapagos islands. Her mission is to visit one new country every year –– her goal is to keep her country visits to greater than her age! Something like 80 years around the world. (of course, Antonia is not 80)
After studying computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Daniel started his professional career in software architecture & engineering in the automotive industry and for a most reputable German sports car maker in Stuttgart, which is where Daniel developed his interest in all things digital, marketing, and e-commerce.
Daniel is dad of two fantastic daughters and loves to cook – usually Mediterranean dishes for his family and friends. Despite his slight vertigo, Daniel is a keen hiker and enjoys a trek in the Dolomites of South Tyrol. (Could that be south of Westeros?) Daniel is a big supporter of his local football club FC Cologne aka The Billy Goats.