BCA has proved its ability to drive “innovation and efficiency” by reaching a 200,000-car milestone at its Immingham PDI centre 17 months after opening the facility in partnership with Kia.
The new car and de-fleet storage and preparation facility was opened in September 2016 as part of a 10-year deal between BCA and the Korean OEM designed to assist its growth plans to sell 100,000 cars a year in the UK by 2020.
Paul Bromley, managing director of BCA Vehicle Services said: “We placed innovation at the heart of our partnership with Kia. And by investing in new technology, such as RFID inventory management, we have delivered, efficient and smart solution for Kia.
“We continue to seek new and flexible ways to work with leading manufacturers that need a robust supply chain partner that can provide an integrated solution for new and used vehicles.”
BCA Vehicle Services works with manufacturers to provide a range of vehicle services, including customs formalities and storage, along with volume processing, standard fitment of UK market required items and specialised vehicle conversions.
Innovations at the Immingham site have also delivered the roll-out of a full range of video services from AutosOnShow including a DSLR turntable solution that captures HD images and videos.
It allows users to take internal and close up detailed shots of the vehicle using a guided image selection tool, which creates a consistent look across all cars and supports brand values.
BCA said that the addition of digital services enables the time between de-fleet and dealer forecourt to be drastically reduced.
Awais Ajmal, head of supply chain for Kia, said: “BCA has a commitment to innovation and efficiency that sits at the heart of this contract. As we grow to meet our ambitious plans for Kia in the next few years, it is important that we have a flexible and efficient supply chain partner.”