An end-to-end remarketing centre will be created at Bruntingthorpe following the relocation of Manheim Direct from Coventry to Bruntingthorpe in late December. The Manheim Direct team will be co-located with the auction centre in purpose-built offices. The move is the culmination of a process that began six months ago with the opening of the brand new auction facility at Bruntingthorpe and will result in the most complete range of remarketing services offered from one single location, anywhere in the UK.
The 670 acre site at Bruntingthorpe enables Manheim Remarketing to provide significantly more storage capacity as well as an unparalleled range of complementary services for vehicle commissioning, reconditioning and mechanical engineering spanning the full spectrum of cars, vans and trucks.
Many existing Bruntingthorpe customers of both Manheim Remarketing and C. Walton Ltd, Manheim’s partner and the owner of Bruntingthorpe, already use Manheim Direct so the transition for vendor customers will be straightforward. Manheim Remarketing’s intention is to transfer staff to the Midlands super-centre facility. With both Manheim Direct and Manheim Auctions vehicles on site, logistics should be more convenient for buyers. Bruntingthorpe is conveniently located just six miles from the M1 and less than 10 miles from the M69 and M6.
Mike Pilkington, managing director, Manheim Remarketing said: “The relocation of Manheim Direct to Bruntingthorpe will create the UK’s first end-to-end and multi channel remarketing centre. The growth aspirations we have for the Manheim Direct business will be better served from a facility which offers an unequalled range of services. These are exciting times for our Manheim Direct business which has grown year-on-year despite the more challenging market in 2011 and we will continue developing its range of services.”