BCA is reporting a successful opening for its new remarketing centre in France, based in the historic city of Nimes in the South-East of the country.
The 20,000 sq ft (five acre) facility is a trade-only operation, based on the B2B model BCA has successfully established in other European markets.
The new centre is a regional hub, offering multi-channel remarketing capability, with on-site, online and cross-border cyber-café sales, direct de-fleet services for larger vendors and a shuttle logistics operation for buyer customers using the excellent links by road and rail. It joins BCA’s existing operations in Bonneuil (Paris) and Lyon, with BCA planning to expand the network significantly in the coming years.
The Nimes sales programme features vehicles direct from fleet, lease, contract hire and dealer-group sources. Sales regularly attract a large regional buyer base as well as bidders from across Europe via BCA’s Live Online network.
BCA’s European managing director Paul Bradbury said “France is one of the biggest potential markets in Europe for professional used vehicle remarketing services, but the traditional retail auction model has hampered growth.
“BCA have been using a B2B strategy across Europe for many years and has successfully introduced this into France. This allows us to deliver a high volume, low cost, trade-only model, where professional operators sell vehicles to professional buyers. This has generated impressive growth and we are the largest operaor in France, with 30% growth recorded last year. Our target is 100,000 sold units annually in France."