Rafn-Larsen Automobiler - est. 1961

​The company's history spans over 60 years.​

Rafn-Larsen Automobiler was established in 1961.

The property on Energivej, which now houses the company, was built in 1972. The car dealership was the first of its kind on Energivej / Tempovej and laid the foundation for the "Ballerup Bilby" *). The company's first car brands were Simca, Sunbeam, and Chrysler. Simca was later merged with Talbot, which later became Peugeot.

Between 1982 and 1990, the company also sold Nissan, Fiat, Seat, Zastava, Daihatsu, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi.

Rafn-Larsen Automobiler was originally established by Preben Rafn-Larsen in 1961. In 1988, he sold the company to Mogens Klingsholm.

After a few years of running a car dealership in France, Kenneth Rafn-Larsen (son of Preben Rafn-Larsen) returned to Denmark in 1990 and ran the company Rafco A/S on Amager near the airport for a decade from 1990-2000. The company was a car rental company (Thrifty Rent-a-car), a car dealership (Seat), and an import and rental business for the French motorhomes Pilote.

In 2000, Kenneth Rafn-Larsen bought back Automobiler in Ballerup from Mogens Klingsholm, and the company was back in the family's hands.

Since 2010, Rafn-Larsen Automobiler has been an authorized dealer of Mazda. The choice was between a European or a Japanese brand, but the choice was not difficult as quality weighed more than volume. Since then, the business has been a full-service Mazda business with both new and used car sales as well as mechanical workshops and body shops.

In 2015, the Isuzu dealership was acquired. The line was set with Japanese quality cars, and now the strong pick-up cars were expanded to both businesses and private customers.

In 2020, Subaru was added, and the Japanese Car House became a reality with three Japanese quality car brands under one roof. Synergy and a clear Japanese line run through the entire company.

The company is a member of the Danish Automotive Industry Association. Kenneth Rafn-Larsen was previously a board member of the Danish Automotive Industry Association for many years. The organization is the complete trade organization for car dealers and auto painters in Denmark.

The property at Energivej 16 was heavily renovated, furnished, and given a completely new and up-to-date exhibition at the end of 2009. Investments have been made to ensure that the facilities remain optimized and can meet the modern customer's expectations at all times.

The technical staff regularly undergo the necessary courses to keep up to date with the latest brand-specific requirements for new technology, repair techniques, material requirements, and the use of special tools.

Career at Rafn-Larsen?

If you believe that your background can contribute to our company's continued positive development, do not hesitate to send an unsolicited application. We may not have a vacant position at the moment, but all applications will be stored and treated confidentially. Send your CV to owner Kenneth Rafn-Larsen via email KRL@rafn-larsen.dk

In our dynamic organization, we give our employees the opportunity and tools to approach their jobs with an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of ownership.

We want our people to think broadly and be open to new challenges. That is the core of our success – and it is some of the qualities we seek when recruiting employees for vacant positions in our company.


Rafn-Larsen Automobiler is a co-owner of Biltorvet. Kenneth Rafn-Larsen himself was very involved and a co-initiator of the start-up of Biltorvet.dk in 2012. Today, with over 50 employees, Biltorvet is Denmark's leading and most successful online car database. In addition to being a database for anyone in the market for a new car, Biltorvet is also a marketing platform for car dealers. Biltorvet has a large share of the credit for the digitization of the car industry in general. Car dealers use the "Autodesktop" sales workstation to report car data.

Ballerup Bilby

Ballerup Bilby is located between Ballerup/Skovlunde and Frederiksundsvej/Ballerup Boulevard, and today is one of Denmark's largest trading areas for new and used cars.

There are a total of 17 car brands within walking distance, namely Mazda, Subaru, Isuzu, Renault, Dacia, Fiat, Citroen, Suzuki, Kia, Opel, Mitsubishi, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, Peugeot and Ford, as well as a couple of Chinese brands.

There is easy access to the area via bus and train from Malmparken Station, and Ballerup Bilby is conveniently located near Motorway O4 and E47, as well as the main roads to and from Copenhagen.

With a huge selection, you will always find your new or used car at Ballerup Bilby.

The law states: § 4. Traders must provide consumers with information about the alternative dispute resolution body, see paragraph 3, to which the consumer can bring a dispute between the trader and the consumer. The information must include the address and website of the dispute resolution body. The information must be clear, understandable, and easily accessible on the trader's website, if any, and, if relevant, in the general terms and conditions – bilklage.dk.

Contact us, or stop by Rafn-Larsen Automobiler

No matter whether you need a repair, damage repair or installation of extra equipment, you can safely leave your car with us.

Rafn-Larsen Automobiler A/S

We are an Authorized Mazda, Subaru & Isuzu Dealership & Workshop. We have the best and latest know-how and expertise to take care of your car.

Opening hours​

Workshop and spare parts

Monday - friday

08.00 - 16.00​

Sales department

Monday - friday

10.00 - 17.00​


12.00 - 15.00​

Contact information


Energivej 16, 2750 Ballerup


Telephone: +45 44 77 15 00

E-mail: info@rafn-larsen.dk