BCA is pushing ahead with development of its first purpose-built remarketing facility dedicated to light commercial vehicles, which is scheduled to open for business in Q3 2017.
Located in Belle Vue, Manchester, the new facility will feature open plan auction lanes with undercover viewing for up to 400 vehicles and fully integrated Live Online support.
The pre-sale facilities onsite include a large preparation bay for valeting, trade name deletion and appraisal post-valet. Belle Vue Commercials will also offer self-contained digital imaging and video bays utilising AutosOnShow technology. Other facilities include a fully online vendor suite, Live Online hotdesks for buyers, customer concourse featuring payments, accounts and provisional sales, and a cafeteria and barista kiosk.
The launch of the new centre comes as BCA handles increasing volumes of light commercial stock thanks to a number of significant vendor wins and business retentions in recent months. Sales of LCVs around the group were at record levels during 2016 and have climbed higher since the turn of the year, including a new group record set at BCA’s Blackbushe centre.
Duncan Ward, commercial vehicles operations director, commented: “This new purpose-built facility boasts an excellent location with easy access for logistics and will handle large volumes of LCVs efficiently through the remarketing process.”
He added: “Belle Vue Commercials will be a vital link in BCA’s nationwide remarketing network and is ideally placed to serve businesses in the Northern powerhouse communities.”