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Aston Barclay Westbury expands with solus deal from Wessex Garages and MotoNovo

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Aston Barclay Westbury’s deal with Wessex Garages and MotoNovo will see a new sales programme and site modifications for second auction hall.

The deal with Wessex will see part exchange vehicles advertised through Westbury’s new weekly Wednesday dealer sale, launching on March 21.

Aston Barclay’s chief executive Neil Hodson said: “The £750k investment in refurbishing Westbury in 2016 helped fuel growth in the eight-acre site and we are now looking at further improving the site’s efficiency to cater for new vendors, building on the foundations of Westbury’s strong reputation for service and results.”

MotoNovo has also signed up to the new sale which will offer 300 dealer part exchanges, finance repossessions and ex-PCP and PCH cars.

The auction’s weekly fleet sale will remain on a Tuesday, while the fortnightly light van sale has moved to a Thursday and a monthly Mercedes Benz sale will be held on the last Friday of each month.

Wessex Garages’ managing director Keith Brock said: “Following a management buyout and a major focus on investing in new and innovative technology, Aston Barclay offers an exciting development in the group’s used stock disposal programme.

“Its unique digital buying app will provide a key source of used stock across our network,” he added.

Westbury led Aston Barclay’s technological revolution with the installation of an inspection imaging turntable and SpinCar technology, and plans are being drawn up to reposition the high-tech inspection bay to accommodate a second auction hall and cater for increased volumes in the future.

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