• ADESA UK opens Doncaster de-fleet centre

    ADESA UK has opened a second de-fleet centre on a 21-acre site in Doncaster to meet growing demand for its online remarketing services.The addition of the secure site, built on a former RAF base, marks the creation of the company’s second strategic de-fleet centre following last year’s opening of a site in Newbury.

    ADESA, which is a business unit of KAR Global, said in a statement that the Doncaster de-fleet centre would be used to store, process, clean and photograph vehicles from major leasing companies and corporate fleets before being uploaded to ADESA’s remarketing platform.

    Jonathan Holland, managing director of ADESA UK, said: “The quicker we can get vehicles uploaded and appearing online, the quicker a dealer can source that inventory and our sellers can maximise their returns.“The new Doncaster de-fleet centre allows us to process more vehicles in a timely manner — helping us disrupt lengthy mainstream turnaround times and create a more seamless, best-in-class experience for our customers in northern England.”

    The new Doncaster de-fleet centre is equipped with the latest onsite remarketing capabilities including ADESA IVI (Intelligent Vehicle Inspection), the AI-enabled appraisal solution and AuctionTrac, the web-based vehicle tracking technology, helping reduce the time it takes to get a vehicle listed online.

    The facility is already processing vehicles from major fleets.“It’s our priority to meet the growing volume of our sellers and provide greater coverage across the UK,” Holland said.“Our network of de-fleeting centres in Newbury and Doncaster are key strategic investments that are helping us make remarketing faster, easier and more efficient than ever before.”

    ADESA UK is an upstream vehicle remarketing provider for UK OEMs, fleet and leasing companies and dealers, using a combination of industry expertise and cutting-edge technology to transform the way used vehicles are bought, sold and processed.Its services include upstream remarketing and the capability to appraise and bring vehicles to market in under 10 minutes, saving ADESA UK customers time and money.