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Manheim adopts new app for vehicle inspection process

Manheim, vehicle inspection process, HK Remarketing.

HK Remarketing has further developed its android-based application which it says will help to transform the vehicle inspection process used by leasing companies and auctioneers.

HK Remarketing also believe the new app could bring huge benefits to the vehicle rental sector, particularly those companies using paper-based systems, whereby speed, transparency, accountability and the optimum in customer service is paramount. 

The app has been configured specifically for Manheim Remarketing and uses the latest digital technology and hi-resolution images to enable users to swiftly document the condition of a vehicle at roadside.

After a trial period whereby the system has been rolled out across Manheim’s entire UK operation, the company has now adopted it for all of its inspection services which will see it used on more than 500,000 vehicles this year alone.

Wi-Fi and 3/4G connectivity ensures all data is instantly transferred from the inspection location to Manheim’s central system ensuring all the relevant information used to remarket a vehicle is instantly available.

The new app is based on one the Bedfordshire-based operation developed for Manheim Australia and New Zealand and is also used by a number of leasing companies and auction houses, both here in the UK and overseas.  

It identifies, records and prices individual vehicle damage as well capturing a range of vehicle data from condition of tyres through to MOT/service needs, options and accessories fitted.

While configured specifically for Manheim’s needs, the core system can easily be tailored for bespoke requirements.

Alan Henson, HK Remarketing’s managing director, said: “By combining the very latest systems and technology with our own extensive experience in inspecting vehicles and the remarketing process, we have developed what we believe to be a truly class-leading inspection app.”

He added: “Manheim is a key strategic client of ours. We have worked extremely closely together over the past seven months to develop a system that ensures their class-leading services are maintained but one that enables us to tailor it to the needs of others in need of an extremely fast and efficient system.”

Jeremy Lewis, chief information officer at Manheim UK, said: “Innovation is one of our core values and we are committed to using technology that delivers benefits for our clients directly, as well as our own business operations.

“The vehicle inspections app delivered by HK Remarketing enables us to process vehicles into our auction system as swiftly as possible, with remote data connectivity and the ability to include high-resolution imagery to capture vehicle condition as accurately as possible.”

Picture caption: Alan Henson (left), managing director for HK Remarketing and Jeremy Lewis, chief information officer at Manheim UK.

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