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RAA renews decade-long remarketing relationship with Manheim

Retail Automotive Alliance/Manheim

Retail Automotive Alliance (RAA) expects to sell around 100,000 vehicles through Manheim over four years after renewing its remarketing deal with the auction house.

It has used Manheim’s auctions for the wholesale of its members’ part-exchange vehicles since 2006 and expects to sell around 25,000 units per year until 2020.

The RAA’s 22 members include motor dealer groups across the UK, selling almost 200,000 new and used cars annually through a total of more than 200 sales outlets, representing 26 motor franchises.

Its members’ part-exchange stock will be sold at 11 of Manheim’s UK auction centres, with 15 regular sales for both cars and commercial vehicles.

John Matthews, business development director for RAA, said: “Following a six-month tender process, the RAA has re-established vehicle auction as a core programme with Manheim as its principal partner.

"We have enjoyed a close and effective relationship for more than a decade and the new deal means our growing membership will enjoy an improved and simplified package from Manheim which will enable us to better leverage the considerable RAA volume and make full use of their service proposition.”

The RAA, which has a turnover of £2.7 billion and is among the top 5 UK motor retailers, is a key client for Manheim.

The car sales programme for the RAA will take place at Birmingham, Bristol, Colchester, Leeds, Manchester, Mansfield, Plymouth, Washington and Wimbledon.

Commercial vehicle sales will run at Colchester, Gloucester, Haydock, Mansfield, Plymouth and Washington.

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