Auction switch heralds Aston Barclay LCV push

Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Remarketing firm Aston Barclay has said it is placing a greater focus on LCVs, starting with a revamp of one of its regular sales.

The firm has announced that the fortnightly LCV auction at its Westbury site is moving to a Thursday from 22 March.

The sale features stock from leasing and finance companies such as Ogilvie, LeasePlan and Venson as well as franchised dealers such as Robins & Day.

The eight-acre facility is set for a reorganisation that will include moving its inspection area, including the imaging turntable, to free up space to expand LCV, dealer and fleet sales.

Aston Barclay said an extra 10 acres of space due to come on stream at Donington this year, and the subsequent development of six acres at Prees Heath, meant it has the additional space it needs to grow its LCV business.

It said it will be looking to utilise new technology such as imaging turntables and SpinVan, which enables buyers to closely examine the interior and exterior of a vehicle while buying online.

It will also start marketing its free Buyer App to light commercial buyers to help them locate and buy more vehicles online.

Aston Barclay group operations director Martin Potter said: “We are expanding our auction footprint to enable us to meet our expansion plans to double our volumes to 160,000 over the next few years.

“Remarketing used vans needs extra space and when that comes on line over the next 12-18 months we will be in a perfect position to start focusing more on expanding our LCV operation.”


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