How it started
Love cars, love your interior – Automotive Interior Exclusives was established in 2019 and came from a true passion for cars.
Back in 2019, we saw a beautiful Ferrari 458 wrecked on the side motorway and this hurt our car-loving heart. All this craftmanship, technique and beauty was thrown away. However, from this tragedy a unique concept was born.
It pains us as Petrolheads, every time we see one of these astonishing machines crashed on the side of the road . This incredible amount of craftmanship, engineering and soul shatters into a million pieces.
When these supercars do tragically crash they still posess some beautiful parts, oftentimes not reusable, but still in decent condition. Rather than crush, take apart or let them rust away, we, Automotive Interior Exclusives re-use these parts and convert them into the most astonishing interior accessories.
Our aspiration is to materialise the fiery passion for the automobile. By exclusively using authentic car parts from the planets most desirable supercars an unmatched level of excellence is achieved. Respectively converting a devestating accident into a stunning reincarnation of the mighty supercar.
This is how the spirit of the fallen supercar lives on and we can make you overjoyed by bringing a tailor-made piece of your dream car into your interior.
Marcus van der Heijden
CEO & Founder
Co-owner & Founder, Marcus van der Heijden
Supercars have always been my passion, it all started with my little toy car on which I started to do slides and pushing it to the limits, I was just two years old at that time. That passion only grew stronger and stronger over the years, visiting every supercar meet-, show- or event and museums. For me, driving brings up a sensation nowhere else to be found, it is truly something special and difficult to explain, but I am sure you can relate!
As CEO of Automotive Interior Exclusives my job is to make sure every aspect of the company is staying on track, as well as looking at the road ahead. Aside from making strategic decisions, I am also responsible for the production process of our products. These are hand-crafted by me or by our fantastic partners.
If you have any questions regarding products, business propositions/opportunities or Automotive Interior Exclusives (AIE) feel free to contact me!
Co-owner, Matthijs Hage
The automotive industry is one of the most innovative markets in the world. A lot is changing and I wanted to be part of that change. New innovations are made each day to make the world of tomorrow a better place. Having worked with large brands such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi and Volkswagen and nearly every single classic car, I realised that working with Automotive Interior Exclusive is the next step to take.
A true petrol head is defined with the passion for every vehicle there is on the road, from a small Fiat 500 to the most exclusive Porsche’s, Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s. I think I’ll allow myself to be defined as part of this group. You could say, I have gasoline and oil running through my veins. I wake up with it and end the day with it.
Using my professional background in both the automotive industry and as an entrepreneur, I have joined Marcus van der Heijden to help and bring Automotive Interior Exclusives to the next level.
Rest in Peace my friend,
Jhon Jairo Ligtenberg
Jhon Jairo Ligtenberg
*Medellín Colombia, 22 Octobre 1998
† Steenbergen, 4th April 2021
To my friend and business partner, thank you for the time, fun and milestones we have achieved together. You will always be remembered and forever missed.