Manheim’s Preparation for Future Growth is Dealer Focused

At Issue:

The auto indus­try is chang­ing and grow­ing at a rapid rate – and com­pa­nies like Man­heim, who rep­re­sent the deal­er buy­ing expe­ri­ence through their auc­tion ser­vices, are prepar­ing to change and grow with it.

“Over the past year, we’ve made it a pri­or­i­ty to take a clos­er look at our oper­a­tions to ensure they deliv­er on the needs of our cus­tomers today and in the future,” said Man­heim EVP & COO, Janet Barnard. “As our indus­try con­tin­ues to change, we will invest in areas that improve the auc­tion expe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers, as well as dri­ve future busi­ness growth.”

What is Man­heim Doing for Deal­ers Right Now?

Man­heim has invest­ed more than $26 mil­lion to expand and upgrade its facil­i­ties and ser­vices in North Amer­i­ca – includ­ing the addi­tion of sale lanes, new and upgrad­ed inspec­tion, detail and body shop facil­i­ties, alter­na­tive ener­gy projects and the addi­tion of Dig­i­tal Lanes.

Dig­i­tal Lanes, in place at Man­heim Ohio and Man­heim New Mex­i­co, repli­cate the buy­ing expe­ri­ence online with­out the need to run vehi­cles through phys­i­cal lanes.

Key Facil­i­ty Improve­ments to Expe­dite Deal­er Ser­vices:

  •  New Man­heim Cal­i­for­nia Ser­vice Cen­ter: A new 27.7-acre ser­vice facil­i­ty in River­side, Calif., locat­ed adja­cent to Man­heim River­side will be com­plet­ed this lat­er this month. The facil­i­ty will offer state-of-the-art cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and inspec­tion ser­vices to Audi Finan­cial Ser­vices and Volk­swa­gen Cred­it, Inc., as well as vehi­cle receiv­ing sup­port for the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia mar­ket. This is one of two loca­tions oper­at­ed by Man­heim.
  • Lane addi­tions and expan­sion at Man­heim Bal­ti­more-Wash­ing­ton and Man­heim Ohio: Expan­sion at Man­heim Bal­ti­more-Wash­ing­ton will add two sale lanes and devel­op 10 acres for addi­tion­al vehi­cle stor­age. The loca­tion will have 12 phys­i­cal lanes upon project com­ple­tion. At Man­heim Ohio, a two-lane expan­sion brings total phys­i­cal lane capac­i­ty to 12. In addi­tion, the loca­tion expand­ed its vehi­cle entry capac­i­ty from two to six lanes, allow­ing greater vehi­cle pro­cess­ing effi­cien­cy.
  • Body Shop Expan­sion at Man­heim Orlan­do and Man­heim Palm Beach: A 9,600-square foot addi­tion was com­plet­ed at Man­heim Orlando’s body shop, giv­ing the loca­tion four new paint prim­ing booths. And by dou­bling Man­heim Palm Beach’s body shop, work­load capac­i­ty increased while sup­port­ing local con­ser­va­tion efforts. The body shop recy­cles mate­ri­als and uses two-thirds less elec­tric­i­ty through more ener­gy-effi­cient light­ing.
  • Expan­sion Projects at Man­heim Palm Beach and Man­heim Pitts­burgh: Man­heim Palm Beach will add one detail lane, bring­ing its total to three, while near­ly dou­bling exist­ing capac­i­ty in two lanes. Ear­li­er this year, a 9,600-square foot mechan­ic shop was com­plet­ed at Man­heim Pitts­burgh.
  • Solar Project at Man­heim New Eng­land: Com­plet­ed ear­li­er this year, the 3.5 megawatt ground and roof-mount­ed solar project at Man­heim New Eng­land con­sists of more than 10,000 solar pan­els. This instal­la­tion pro­duces enough ener­gy to pow­er 400 homes annu­al­ly and sup­ply 29 per­cent of the auction’s ener­gy require­ments.
  • Foot­print expan­sion in Cana­da: Expand­ed auc­tion foot­print in Cana­da through a part­ner­ship with Source Auto Auc­tion in Edmon­ton, Alber­ta.

Man­heim offers deal­er financ­ing though NextGear Cap­i­tal, Inc., and trans­porta­tion ser­vices through Ready Auto Trans­port. Manheim’s research and con­sult­ing arm, Man­heim Con­sult­ing, pro­vides indus­try-lead­ing mar­ket intel­li­gence and pub­lish­es the wide­ly rec­og­nized annu­al Used Car Mar­ket Report.

 

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