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Saab signs exclusive three-year contract with Manheim

Manheim, in conjunction with its partners C Walton Ltd at Bruntingthorpe, has secured an exclusive three-year contract with Saab GB to provide an end-to-end service to manage the remarketing of its ex rental, press, demo and management cars to its franchised dealer network.

Manheim Retail Services will be responsible for professional imagery and stock locator administration and implementation and then Manheim Remarketing will ensure the transfer of vehicles from Bruntingthorpe. Meanwhile the full suite of inspection services will be provided by VQS and storage and reconditioning facilities by C. Walton Ltd. Manheim Remarketing will then provide a combination of physical auction supported by Simulcast, CyberAuction and Manheim Direct. Every aspect of the remarketing process - logistics, inspection, reconditioning and all sales channels - will be controlled by Manheim’s Remarketing Management System (RMS) enabling the system user to view and manage the whole remarketing process in a single environment.

Craig Gentleman, general manager sales, Saab GB said: “This is another step forward for Saab GB becoming a successful independent company. We have changed the way we do business and brought our stock management processes into the 21st century through the use of RMS. With UK sales increasing and customer confidence returning, I am confident that Manheim and its partners at Bruntingthorpe will ensure that all aspects of Saab’s wholesale used car remarketing strategy are implemented to the highest professional standards.”

James Leese, sales director manufacturer, Manheim Remarketing added: “Saab’s decision to entrust the implementation of its entire used car wholesale remarketing activity to Manheim and its partners at Bruntingthorpe is recognition of our expertise. But perhaps more importantly, it is recognition of the unique range of services that can now be provided at Bruntingthorpe. No one else has this capability.”

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