New online auctions

Time 9:03 pm, October 31, 2011

screen-shot-2011-10-31-at-115044LOGISTICS and remarketing specialist, Intertechnic, has announced added an online auction business to its portfolio.

The new website, has been developed in partnership with online auction business, Bluecycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva, which pioneered its online auction model in 2000.

Offering a comprehensive range of ex-fleet quality used vehicles, which are ‘HPI clear’, units are prepared for auction by Intertechnic. The company, which also offers an in-house refurbishment and PDI service, moves more than 4,500 vehicles per month to dealers on the UK mainland.

With over 20,000 man hours of technical development invested in the new website, Intertechnic’s round-the-clock auctions will also ensure that depreciation is minimised, enabling the potential for increased returns for fleet sellers.

Auction users benefit from unique ‘push bidding’ technology, developed by Bluecycle, so that bids are placed in real time without users having to refresh the page. Additional features include the ability for registered buyers to bid from several pages at once.

Intertechnic believes the introduction of its online auctions will save used car dealers significant time and money when it comes to sourcing stock, as Steve Mennell, managing director, Intertechnic, explains:

‘With dealers under increasing pressure, our new internet auctions will enable them to save time and reduce costs by sourcing quality ex-fleet vehicles online, thanks to our new partnership with Bluecycle. Offering peace of mind that all stock is HPI clear and well maintained, for added convenience, we will deliver cars straight to showrooms anywhere on the UK mainland.’

Commenting on taking its auction expertise into new areas of the automotive sector, Guy Spence, managing director, Bluecycle said: ‘Through the development of our own proven web architecture, we are in a position to add value to businesses across the automotive sector and beyond which are looking to harness the power of online auctions.

‘Bluecycle’s work with Intertechnic promises to be an exciting opportunity in support of the fleet and used car markets.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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