NEW ASTON BARCLAY WESTBURY SALE SIGNALS GREATER FOCUS ON LCVS ACROSS THE GROUP
Posted 7 March 2018
Aston Barclay Westbury has announced that its popular fortnightly light commercial vehicle auction is moving to a Thursday from the 22 March.
The sale features light commercial stock from leasing and finance companies such as Ogilvie and Venson as well as franchised dealers such as Robins & Day, and signals the start of a new focus on van remarketing across the Aston Barclay network.
The eight-acre Westbury auction is set for a reorganisation that will include moving its inspection area, including the imaging turntable, to free up space to expand the LCV, dealer and fleet sales at the Wiltshire site.
An extra 10-acres coming on stream at Donington during 2018 and the development later this year of an extra six acres of land at Prees Heath means the group has the additional space it needs to start to grow its LCV business.
Aston Barclay is looking to utilise its new technology such as imaging turntables and SpinCar (SpinVan) which enables buyers to closely examine the interior and exterior of a vehicle while buying online.
It will also start marketing the free Buyer App to light commercial buyers to help them locate and buy more vehicles online. Already the App has over 4,500 used car buyers bidding on and buying via the App, driving online sale volumes to record highs. Aston Barclay is confident such new technologies will start to revolutionise the CV remarketing sector.
“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,” explained Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s group operations director.
“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,” he added.