The British introduce a second decisive development in the summer of 1947, with long-term effects, to export Volkswagens. Aimed at replenishing the currency reserves of an English economy still reeling from the financial costs of the war, it also laid the foundation for the international success of the Volkswagen and the company's launch into the international market place. Pon's Automobielhandel, Amersfoort, was granted the main distributorship for Holland. At the beginning of October 1947 Ben Pon exported five saloons to Holland - the very first Volkswagens to be commercially exported. The post-war miracle of Volkswagen has begun in earnest.