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City Auction Group to use newly launched IVS for remarketing

US vehicle remarketing firm Cars Recon has closed the first major deal for its newly launched UK company, International Vehicle Solutions (IVS).

Cars Recon has closed major deal for newly launched International Vehicle Solutions (IVS)

Cars Recon has closed major deal for newly launched International Vehicle Solutions (IVS)

Launched this summer, IVS provides a similar portfolio of remarketing services to its US parent and has been signed up to provide a number of solutions for City Auction Group’s site in Rockingham, Northamptonshire, including valeting, inspections, images, lot operations, and all interior and exterior repairs. This will initially cover around 250 cars a week.

Kay Hudson, managing director of Cars Recon, said the Rockingham operation would make use of the processes, standards and overall approach that had proven successful for Cars Recon in the US but that IVS was also forming partnerships with local suppliers, more news of which would follow shortly.

“In the US, some of our shops handle up to 400 units every day, so we are very confident in the effectiveness of our processes. However, we also recognise that there are things that we can learn from the local market and are building them into our UK operation.”

Michael Tomalin, managing director at City Auction Group, said: “We have long been aware of the reputation of Cars Recon and, when we found that the company were entering the UK market, we were keen to talk to them. The arrangement at Rockingham is working out well and we look forward to seeing how our partnership develops in the future.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.