Glass’s up in all major sectors for 2014

Time 8:52 am, April 16, 2014

GLASS_CMYKTHE used car market is getting stronger believes data specialist Glass’s.

The company has seen an 11 per cent increase in customers in the first three months of 2014 an increase in sales for all major target sectors year-on-year.

Ed Hummel, Glass’s sales director, has put this success down to an increased demand from the dealer, fleet & finance and insurance sectors.

‘Without doubt we have seen a real growth in demand from customers in these key sectors,’ he said. ‘It’s a sign that the automotive industry is feeling more confident, and we are definitely seeing the green shoots of economic recovery.

‘Q1 generally sets the trend for the forthcoming year. I think we’ll see sentiment in the used car market continue to strengthen over the coming months. Consumer confidence is improving, new car sales are increasing and that’s helping to drive volumes in the used car market. The outlook for this year should be a positive one.’

Hummel added: ‘Q1 was a particularly satisfying start to 2014 for Glass’s. Much of our focus is on nurturing and developing strong relationships with customers and so we’re delighted that our existing customers are choosing to grow their relationships with us, while many new customers are returning to Glass’s to obtain the most accurate used car valuations around.’

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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