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Aston Barclay: Case study

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Service, efficiency and flexibility reap rewards

Aston Barclay has spent 30 years developing an end-to-end remarketing service

Leading fleet and leasing companies require continual defleet, end-ofcontract and remarketing solutions, each tailored to the needs of their business and its customers.

Aston Barclay has spent 30 years developing a full suite of services to ensure it can provide an end-to-end remarketing service, including appraisal for damage costing and recharging, repair and refurbishment, document handling and subsequent disposal to physical or online trade buyers.

We have a proven track record of delivering leading results for top fleet and leasing providers. Our Leeds site was recently awarded auction provider of the year, 2015 by LeasePlan UK, achieving a 100% score on timing, late notifications, admin, line-up and valeting. Westbury was named best performing auction site in terms of value for Q4 2015.

Efficient and flexible

Our unique and flexible services have allowed us to grow to become one of the leading auction and remarketing providers in the UK. We are proud to invest the profits from this rowth back into our facilities, infrastructure, IT systems, people and products.

We run four fleet sales a week across the group, where our teams are tuned in to the needs of the modern day fleet vendor. A recent major investment in our transport fleet allows us to provide an efficient collection and delivery service that, combined with our new dynamic inspection system, accurately records the condition of every fleet vehicle arriving on site.

Our new Inventory Management System (IMS) platform creates a truly transparent partnership, with real-time information, at a time and place to suit our clients. From quick snapshots on our performance, to in-depth reporting and analysis, IMS provides a wealth of data to both buyers and sellers and is available via desktop and tablet.

The results

We have excellent relationships with UK buyers that will either visit an Aston Barclay site to buy vehicles in person or through the use of our latest LIVE technology, which offers those that can’t attend a sale the ability to bid on vehicles in real-time from their laptop, mobile phone or desktop.

LIVE has been heavily enhanced on the back of the launch of our new website. Thanks to updated servers, buyers can continue to bid using the service at all times, even in the unlikely event of disruption to IT systems. Based on buyer feedback, we have also completely redesigned the vehicle search facility with larger images that enable users to better inspect the vehicles through an array of parameters and vehicle keywords.

Our ability to respond to changing vendor needs was also clearly demonstrated in March, when vehicles were collected from a customer late at night due to their challenges with space to store vehicles on site. These cars were collected, inspected and sold within 24 hours at our Chelmsford site.

Contact Barry Watts, group operations director, on 01373 827777 or 07917 454071 or email: barry.watts@astonbarclay.net