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Manheim and Big Motoring World sign 5-year remarketing deal

Big Motoring World chief executive, Peter Waddell, and Cox Automotive UK chief executive, Martin Forbes

Manheim has agreed a new five-year deal with used car supermarket operator Big Motoring World. 

The partnership will see 50,000 part-exchange vehicles from the Kent-based top ID50 independent car retailer’s four car supermarket sites auctioned through Manheim’s Colchester remarketing centre on a sole supplier basis.

Cox Automotive UK chief executive, Martin Forbes, said: "This is great news for Cox Automotive that really demonstrates the importance of providing services that meet customer needs throughout the remarketing process.

Big Motoring World will also continue to use valuation services from Cox Automotive, Manheim’s parent company, to drive its part-exchange process, a statement issued by Cox revealed today (June 20).

Forbes added: “As a vendor and buyer, Big Motoring World is an important partner for us. I’m delighted that they have chosen to sign-up with Manheim on a sole-supplier basis.”

In March, Big Motoring World emerged as the ID50’s fifth-placed independent used car retailer by turnover, having been overtaken by Trade Centre Wales.

However, the annual market report noted that the group’s figures in the ranking had not reflected its recent expansion, with the opening of Big Motoring World Blue Bell Hill in 2018.

That site stocks more than 2,000 prestige-brand cars, specialising in Audi and Volkswagen stock.

Blue Bell Hill is the fourth outlet in the group, alongside the original Big Motoring World supermarket at West Malling, which has been refurbished and now offers mainstream brands, and two Canterbury Motoring World locations, which sell and service lower-priced family cars.

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