Aston Barclay sets its sights on LCV sales growth with new Leeds van auction
Posted 16 January 2019
Aston Barclay has set its sights on growing its light commercial vehicle (LCV) volumes by redeveloping its Leeds centre into a dedicated van auction facility.
Following the transfer of its Leeds car auction activity to its new Wakefield super centre at the end of January 2019, Aston Barclay plans to redevelop its six-acre site to focus on LCVs.
The recent integration of Independent Motor Auctions (IMA) into the Aston Barclay family, with its dedicated LCV team and auction programme, immediately strengthens the company’s LCV capabilities.
IMA’s current LCV fleet sales which cater for vendors such as British Gas, Yorkshire Water, ADT, National Grid and local councils will launch the group’s new ambitions.
Leeds has plenty of space to accommodate LCVs and its proximity to the M1, M62 and A1 will enable Aston Barclay to develop the site into its northern LCV operation.
The other Aston Barclay site that offers LCV sales is Westbury in Wiltshire which hosts a popular fortnightly auction. It will become the group’s southern LCV centre.
Aston Barclay’s 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 Independent Motor Auctions 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.”