Manheim Remarketing has appointed Darren Simpson to the new position of general manager, transport and logistics.
Simpson will be responsible for the overall business logistics strategy, with a focus on best practice, customer service, and cost control.
He joins Manheim Remarketing with over 15 years’ experience in the logistics industry, having previously held senior management positions at Allied Bakeries and Norbert Dentressangle.
Nearly 500,000 vehicles are handled by Manheim Remarketing each year through its dedicated sales channels and 18 Remarketing Centres throughout the UK and Manheim is directly responsible for the movement around the country of the majority of those vehicles.
The number of vehicle movements has grown steadily over the past three years by 5% and the number of miles travelled over the same period has increased from 18 million to nearly 20 million miles, an increase of just over 10%.
This appointment follows the recent decision by Manheim Remarketing to strengthen its logistics capability by investing in nine new DAF FAS CF 75.310 eight car transporters. This increased the overall size of its owned car transporter fleet by 25%, from 28 to 35 vehicles, and has resulted in additional vehicles based at Manheim auction centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Bruntingthorpe, Haydock and Northampton.
George Grant, operations director, Manheim Remarketing, said: “Transport and logistics is a key element in our ability to provide a comprehensive remarketing service for our vendors and buyers and the appointment of Darren Simpson will provide leadership to the team and strengthen that capability.”