Staff and management at BCA Blackbushe are celebrating as the auction centre sold over 100,000 vehicles in 2012. It is the first time on record that any single auction centre in the UK has reached a six figure sale volume in a year.
BCA Blackbushe reached 99,999 sold vehicles at the close of play on Thursday, December 13, meaning the first vehicle sold on Friday 14 December was the 100,000th sold in 2012.
This represents a turnover well in excess of half a billion pounds for Blackbushe alone in 2012 and would comfortably place Blackbushe as one of the top five UK auction companies in its own right.
Blackbushe general manager Darren Betteridge said: “I would like to thank everyone for the hard work, initiative, innovation and focus on passing the benchmark figure of 100,000 vehicles sold last year.
“On average nearly 2,000 vehicles were sold every week with a weekly turnover of more than £10 million. The team’s focus this year has been excellent and thoroughly deserves the credit for this incredible achievement.”
BCA CEO Jon Olsen added: “This is an incredible performance by the Blackbushe team and the management and staff must be congratulated on such a significant achievement.”
BCA Blackbushe sells four days a week, with car sales on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Commercials on Thursdays. Tuesdays and Saturdays are reserved for special sales.
It is one of twenty locations operated by BCA in the UK and part of a wider European BCA network of nearly fifty vehicle remarketing centres.