BCA achieved a record-breaking performance in 2014 selling over one million vehicles.
Growth has been achieved through a blend of growth in all markets, an expanding geographic footprint and investment in digital channels, innovative services and customer experience, says BCA.
It entered the Brazilian market in 2013 and has built new auction supercentres at Barneveld in the Netherlands and Vejle in Denmark in 2014. In the UK, work will commence on a new remarketing hub at Perry Barr in the West Midlands later this year.
It has also enhanced its digital platform, launching an award winning new search engine, improving vehicle imagery and appraisal services and introducing an online payments service.
BCA’s digital capability was further enhanced with the recent acquisitions of UK-based Autos-on-Show and Tradeouts.com. Both companies will deliver future growth opportunities in the competitive digital marketplace across Europe.
Meanwhile, new products continued to deliver significant market growth in 2014, including BCA Dealer Pro and BCA Market Price. BCA says its inventory management services were chosen by increasing numbers of fleet, lease, financial services and manufacturer and dealer customers across Europe to provide central control of their vehicles. Additionally, BCA launched a new stock funding service, BCA Partner Finance.
Jon Olsen, BCA CEO, said: “Last year marked an important milestone for our company as we passed one million vehicles sold for the first time on record.
“We are building on that success in 2015 and will sell more vehicles on behalf of more sellers through all our sales channels to more buyers this year.
“Our journey continues and we will maintain our great tradition of entrepreneurial innovation and growth.”
Jean-Roch Piat, BCA Europe regional managing director, said: “The BCA team is focused on growth and efficiency, utilising innovative services and creative implementation of digital sales channels to reach our customers.
“BCA is evolving the wholesale used vehicle sector across Europe and there are exciting times ahead for the industry.”