BCA announces major infrastructure developments for UK remarketing network
BCA’s nationwide network now includes 23 remarketing centres and will be added to this year with a new facility at Perry Barr, Birmingham.
The 20-acre multi-channel remarketing and logistics facility will be located between junctions 6 and 7 of the M6 and will offer a range of de-fleet, inspection, preparation, refurbishment, appraisal post-valet and logistics services.
Remarketing facilities will include three auction halls and a digital auction suite. There will be undercover viewing for 600 vehicles, with stock from a wide range of vendors including fleet operators, finance companies, leasing and contract hire, dealer groups and manufacturers offered in a regular programme of sales.
In the south, BCA has gained planning permission to utilise a further 36 acres of the Blackbushe site for de-fleet, storage and appraisal post-valet facilities, to improve service for customers and on-site flow and process. Work has already commenced on phase one of the 24-month development programme.
In Belle Vue, Manchester, BCA has acquired a 6.5-acre site adjacent to the existing 32-acre auction facility to develop a new purpose-built commercial vehicle remarketing centre. The development will see the construction of a dedicated LCV auction facility with undercover viewing for 300 vehicles and Live Online auction hall. The new centre will offer self-contained imaging, video, preparation and appraisal post-valet services.
And at BCA Bedford, off J13 of the M1, BCA has acquired a 10-acre site adjacent to the existing facility for the construction of a de-fleet and vehicle storage compound. The BCA Bedford site has also been enhanced with new post-valet appraisal and imaging facilities.
The company also said this year will see the integration of the SMA business acquired last year, aligning remarketing systems and processes “to create a fully cohesive physical and digital marketplace”.
Commenting on the changes, Simon Henstock, BCA’s chief operating officer UK remarketing, said: “As BCA is handling growing volumes of stock both from existing vendors and new business wins, we are investing in the physical footprint, logistics, technology and process to deliver a comprehensive remarketing service that meets the needs of all our customers.”