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Lex Autolease opens processing centre and car supermarket

Lex Autolease has opened a new multi million pound car supermarket and vehicle processing centre in Coventry, creating 30 new jobs. 

The purpose-built site will house Lex Autolease’s national vehicle remarketing operations, processing more than 40,000 company cars that are returned to the company each year following the end of their leasing contracts.  

The ten acre site includes a large car supermarket, offering more than 500 used cars for sale to the general public at any one time via the company’s ‘Car Select’  retail brand. 

This car supermarket will offer a comprehensive range of models, the majority of which are less than five years old, from manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Ford, Vauxhall, Land Rover, Volvo and Honda.

Lex has made a substantial investment to equip the new site with the latest technology.  Potential car buyers can use the 360 degree rotation and zoom facilities on the Car Select website to view their prospective purchase from every angle before visiting in person.      

More than 150 employees will be based at the Coventry site following the relocation of the company’s existing vehicle remarketing operations in the West Midlands.  In addition to this new Coventry facility, Lex Autolease will continue to operate its Car Select retail site in Oldbury.  

Tim Porter, managing director of Lex Autolease, said: “The new remarketing site is a key part of our growth strategy and represents a significant investment for the business.  As an end-to-end vehicle provider, remarketing plays a crucial role, particularly given the large volume of vehicles that are returned to us each year once their leasing agreement ends.   

“The savings and efficiencies gained by moving to this new purpose built remarketing facility will ultimately help us offer better value for customers at the front end of the leasing process.  We chose Coventry due to its convenient location and excellent transport links.    

“This new facility gives us the opportunity to offer quality, used vehicles to a wider section of potential customers across the West Midlands and beyond.  Each week hundreds of cars are returned to us and each one is rigorously tested and inspected.  Only the best ones will be sold on the Car Select site.”    



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  • Teresa clarke - 10/06/2014 22:18

    Very impresive and all the best with your business.

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  • Chris Clements - 06/03/2015 13:37

    Visited the site - Recommended it is excellent

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  • Ross - 23/11/2015 10:03

    I bought a car from them, and then noticed it had a hole in the windscreen, despite the salesman saying he'd have it fixed while we filled out the paperwork. When I got it home, I noticed they hadn't touched it so I called to complain. The salesman tried to convince me it was not a knackered windscreen but I said it was on an £11k car and that it would spread a soon as it started to get cold. he then said he'd call me back after he'd spoken to his boss and did just that. His best offer was for me to put it through my own insurance and then they would split the excess with me! I drove the remaining 20 miles home, when the dash lit up with "Fan fault" despite me being assured they had "done a full check over the entire car" before selling it to me. Next morning, not being able to face being fobbed off by the slick salesman again, I called the finance company direct who took a very dim view of my story. 10 mins later I got a call off LexAutoLease who now had a very different attitude. They trailered off my car and left me with a tin box Honda, till they fix it. Apparently their mechanics spent a day trying to fix it before giving up and sending it to the main dealer to sort out. They haven't had chance to replace the windscreen yet and its been 4 days now. My confidence in LexAutoLease and the car itself is severely damaged. At least contacting the finance company direct seems to have had better results than having the run around by the salesman. Lets see what they come up with, but I've had all this trouble after only driving 40 miles. It'll have to be good for me to go back to them in the future

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