Online vehicle remarketing specialist Autorola has appointed UK sales and operations directors.
The company, which auctions vehicles to dealers on behalf of clients such as Hyundai, Bentley and Porsche, has promoted business development manager Jon Mitchell to the role of UK sales director.
Operations manager Neil Frost has been promoted to UK operations director.
Mitchell’s responsibility is to develop Autorola’s external sales team including adding three sales people this side of Christmas with more additions planned for 2013.
Mitchell will also further grow Autorola’s range of online remarketing services within the leasing, dealer, manufacturer and rental sectors. Autorola already works with some majors players in each market segment and is growing on a monthly basis.
Frost is responsible for the management of the UK office and the internal staff, including managing the internal sales teams, accounts department and sales support team.
“The UK is one of our fastest growing markets out of the twenty two we are currently working in worldwide. More vendors are selling through the Autorola online platform as it delivers access to thousands of buyers and sale prices are normally a few percentage points ahead of physical auction,” said Peter Groftehauge, Autorola Group’s chief executive.
“Autorola now has over 9,000 registered users and 1,500 regular buyers signed up with access to over 6,000 cars and vans. Online is being seen as a very convenient and efficient way to buy used stock and we believe in the next five years 30% of all used vehicles sold in the UK will be online,” he added.