Following the acquisition of a second site in Lanarkshire to complement its existing Glasgow premises, Manheim Scotland saw more than 600 vehicles go under the hammer at its relaunched premises earlier this month.
Exceptional attendance figures, which demonstrated 60 per cent uplift in physical buyers and a 70 per cent increase in registered online bidders, were coupled with high conversion rates and strong values achieved across both centres.
High attendance from both Northern Ireland and Wales through award-winning online bidding platform Simulcast reflected the attractiveness of the stock.
Ian Irvine, regional director at Manheim Scotland, commented: ‘We’re focused on delivering exceptional buying and selling opportunities for our partners around the world and that is why Manheim has made a long-term commitment to the Scottish market.
‘With a dedicated buyer services team that knows all about the Scottish market, tailored and competitive indemnity rates and emphasis on delivering a comprehensive sales programme across our two sites, we are providing even greater exposure for in-demand, quality Scottish stock.’
The first events under the new Manheim Scotland banner took place on August 12, with Manheim’s Glasgow site offering a wide range of franchised dealer and ex-retail stock, while the Shotts centre focused on fleet, finance and manufacturer vehicles under three years old.
Two vendors achieved 100 per cent conversion, while highlights on the day included a 4×4 Mercedes ML320 CDI with 36,974 miles on the clock which made 100 per cent CAP; a Honda Civic Type R with 66,969 miles which achieved 111 per cent CAP; and a Citroen C3 Selection with just 2,222 miles which delivered 107 per cent CAP.
Matt Maley, head of sales at Manheim Scotland, added: ‘A huge team effort resulted in a fantastic opening launch day for Manheim Scotland. We received some incredibly positive comments about the investment which has been made in the premises at Glasgow and Shotts and are delighted with the results of our opening sales.’
Manheim Scotland’s two sites at Glasgow and Shotts will provide buyers with access to more than 35,000 vehicles each year, attracting interest from international markets through the award-winning online Simulcast bidding platform.