The new integrated link also means that 1link users can access CD’s full range of back office facilities including vehicle movement, storage, inspections, photography and preparation.
Ken Trinder, head of business development at epyx, the company behind 1link, explained: “This represents a key new addition to the disposal routes available to fleets that use 1link for defleeting. CD Auction’s ‘live’ online sales are very popular and are used by many major fleets for selling and by a wide range of dealers for buying.”
CD Auction Group managing director Roger Woodard added: “1link Disposal Network has been rapidly gathering in momentum in the last couple of years and now has a very wide user base among major fleets. We believe that having access through the platform to this comnmunity of fleet managers will see an increased amount of high quality, ex-fleet stock disposed of through our online auctions.”
The CD Auctions integration follows an announcement in February by epyx that 1link Disposal Network could be used to sell vehicles to dealers at a variety of live independent auctions including Aston Barclay, Fleet Auction Group, Scottish Motor Auctions and Wilsons.
In January, epyx also introduced a new iPhone app that enables dealers to buy from 1link Disposal Network almost anywhere.
Trinder added: “The last few months have seen several major advances made on the platform. Fleets can now choose to sell direct to traders online at a fixed price, through a timed auction, through a live auction or through traditional, physical auctions.”