Remarketing firm Aston Barclay has announced plans to turn its centre in Leeds into a dedicated van auction facility.
It says the redevelopment of the six-acre site will follow the transfer of its car auction activities to Wakefield at the end of January.
The announcement follows the recent integration of Leeds-based Independent Motor Auctions (IMA) into Aston Barclay, with current LCV sales for vendors such as British Gas, Yorkshire Water, ADT, National Grid and local councils set to launch the group’s new LCV initiative.
The Leeds site will become Aston Barclay’s northern LCV centre, with a counterpart site in the south at Westbury in Wiltshire, which hosts a fortnightly LCV auction.
Aston Barclay CEO Neil Hodson said: “The redevelopment of the Leeds site into a dedicated LCV facility is another milestone for our business operations, enabling us to satisfy the needs of our dealer and fleet car vendors who also sell vans.
“The specialist skills we now have available to us following the recent integration of IMA into our business will enable us to become a recognised operator within the sector.
“We will gradually introduce new digital technology into the LCV sector, just as we have done with used cars.”