Manheim grows mobile auction program

Manheim has been expanding its mobile auction offerings across a wide swath of the country, with its growth moves dotting the map like the combined footprints of the ACC, Big Ten and SEC.

The expansions in the mobile auction network, which span the Northeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, come amid demand from dealers and commercial consignors for more options in remarketing.

The company has also seen some growth in the offsite digital sales hosted by commercial consignors.

“Pioneering mobile auction sales over a decade ago, we’re proud of our efforts to deliver a more convenient way for dealers to access needed inventory to grow their businesses,” said Patrick Brennan, senior vice president of Marketplace at Manheim, in Monday’s news release.

“We’ve also heard that our sellers are looking for ways to reduce costs, better compete and move inventory faster — and our team is helping make to make this happen every day,” Brennan said.

By region, here are the recently added mobile sales/locations:

  • Northeast: Sales added in Reading, Pa.; Utica, N.Y.; Rochester, N.Y.; Long Island, N.Y.
  • Midwest: There is a new lane at Manheim St. Louis South County, and there will be a new Missouri sale coming this month. A mobile sale is on tap for Des Moines, Iowa area, too — the first in the state.
  • Mid-Atlantic: The existing Manheim Roanoke (Va.) sale has been relocated and has new consignors. Second location in Richmond, Va., has been added.
  • East: Manheim Metro Charlotte expanded to two lanes in September. There are plans to expand the Greensboro, N.C., mobile partnership.
  • Southeast: Manheim Gadsden sale was added this year in Alabama. Manheim increased frequency of sales at Manheim Columbus (Ga.). Its Tallahassee, Fla., mobile sale began in the middle of October.

Manheim Logistics gets new digs

In other news from the company, Manheim Logistics Solutions has set up shop in a new office facility in Phoenix that combines the Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch operations.

This $2.7 million investment follows an earlier investment Manheim made to boost its tech platforms.

The Manheim Logistics businesses can now utilize 51,000 square feet of space atop Sky Harbor Towers that includes a dedicated training area, open workspaces, fitness center, café and more.

“As Cox Automotive transforms the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, Manheim Logistics is working to make transportation an inherent part of the automotive transaction rather than a separate one,” said Jim Williams, senior vice president of Logistics for Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions, in a news release.

Williams added: “The move to an expanded facility supports our transition from offering full- and self- service options to being a provider that delivers seamless, combined solutions that meet clients’ diverse needs and drive value.”

Source: Auto Remarketing

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