Partners with Asbury/Coggin, Other Customers in Florida to Launch Premier Sale
ATLANTA – Manheim Jacksonville, the company’s newest location in Florida, will open Aug. 9, 2012 with a Total Resource Auctions (TRA) sale at 11:00 a.m. and a traditional sale at 1:00 p.m., featuring Asbury Automotive Group along with several new car franchises and independent dealer consignors.
“We are excited to give customers more sales options in north Florida and throughout the southeast,” said Eric Wagner, general manager, Manheim Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. “Our location will set a new standard of service and technology for our customers in the Jacksonville dealer community.”
“Asbury/Coggin has enjoyed a long and profitable relationship with Manheim and we are excited to see them come to Jacksonville,” said Ryun Pavlicek, director of retail strategy, Asbury Automotive Group.
Manheim Jacksonville will service both traditional and TRA customers. Located on 10 acres, the 20,000-square-foot facility will feature two lanes with Simulcast and online transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week via OVE.com. A new Digital Lounge will be open five days a week for dealers to search inventory nationally, participate in Simulcast sales and conduct business on OVE.com.
This new location will enable Manheim to increase its footprint in the Florida market. Partnering with Manheim Daytona Beach and other Manheim locations in Florida also allows the company to help customers target the ideal sale locations to buy/sell their vehicles in the Florida market while capturing the area’s growth opportunities. The location will open with employees cross-trained on both whole car and TRA sales.
“This integrated approach allows us to serve our customers’ needs on first contact,” said Wagner. “Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida, offers great growth potential and provides our customers with added convenience in a marketplace they requested.
Manheim Jacksonville is the company’s 10th location in Florida. Their first location was Lakeland Auto Auction (now Manheim Lakeland) in 1969.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 113 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Drawing from its auction transaction volume, Manheim Consulting publishes the annual Used Car Market Report, the definitive source of data for the used car industry. Manheim Consulting offers a wide range of services including custom analytics, business optimization and macro economic analysis.
Manheim is the online vehicle remarketing leader, connecting buyers and sellers to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visits each week.
Additionally, Manheim offers services including reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, title management and marshaling, among others. Through its wide array of services and technologies, industry publications, customer support and educational offerings, Manheim gives its customers maximum control over how they buy and sell vehicles, helping them to conduct business in the most efficient way possible. Worldwide, the company handles nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.