Independent Motor Auctions will boost the quantity of its used car stock at its recently acquired Blackpool facility as part of a new agreement with Arnold Clark.
Since buying West Coast Motor Auctions in Poulton-le-Fyde, near Blackpool, in December, Leeds-based Independent Motor Auctions has completed a six-figure investment in the business and the Arnold Clark agreement has provided a further boost in trade.
Among the changes made to the Blackpool facility has been an upgraded and faster IT system, a major refurbished canteen, a new cashiers office, reception and rostrum, plus the acquisition of a new vehicle transporter.
Over the last six months, Independent Motor Auctions has increased the turnover of the Blackpool facility by 100%, thanks to the hard work and commitment from the existing 12 staff and new team members, according to managing director Justin Lane. He said: “The acquisition of West Coast Motor Auctions has been a huge success and we are delighted that we’ve been able to enhance the business.
“We offer a wide selection of passenger and commercial vehicles from local and national main dealer groups, direct fleet, finance repossessions and private entries.
Independent Motor Auctions has auction facilities at Leeds and Blackpool and employs a total of 38 staff across the group.
Its clients include Days Motor Park, Days Fleet, Ford, Vantage Motor Group, HPL Motors, Dace Motor Company, Vantage Motors, Cars2, John Roe Toyota, Burrows Motor Group and Jennings.