CARILLION’S 18,000-strong vehicle fleet will largely now be remarketed by Manheim Auctions.
The support and construction’s fleet compromises one-third cars, two-thirds commercials: continuing the subdivisions, Manheim’s been given responsibility of remarketing 70 per cent of it.
This deal extends to 2010, with the possibility of a 12-month extension.
Logistically, Manheim’s dedicated CV centres will handle the commercials, with the cars selling through Birmingham, Colchester and Manchester.
There will also be a central car defleet operation in Birmingham, where cars will be inspected and reconditioned prior to transport onwards to sale. Here, re-allocated vehicles will also be appraised, repaired and cleaned before delivery to customers.
Steven Danks, Carillion’s supply chain manager said: ‘The growth of Carillion in recent years has resulted in the need for a well-managed and structured vehicle remarketing programme.
‘Manheim’s wealth of experience and expertise will contribute greatly to this process.’
Martin Potter, corporate sales director for Manheim Auctions added: ‘Manheim’s extensive auctions and remarketing capability and expertise were key factors in the decision to award this contract, and I am confident that the team will meet all of Carillion’s requirements and expectations.’