Big Motoring World has opened a new £14m vehicle preparation centre in Peterborough as part of a bid to drive further growth following the sale of 22,000 used cars in 2018.
TrustFord has opened a new 10-acre pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and vehicle preparation centre amid plans in to grow its fleet volumes to “50,000 to 60,000” during 2019.
Sytner Group has secured a long-term lease on a 34,000 sq-ft building as part of plans to create a PDI and aftersales facility for its premium and luxury car franchises.
BCA Fleet Solutions will manage the appraisal and refurbishment of up to 55,000 BMW UK used cars each year at a newly-opened facility in Corby.
Car valeting and preparation service provider Motorclean has been acquired in a management buyout deal supported by a £13m funding package from HSBC.
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned The Car People from using an advert which claims its cars are “quality checked by eight specialists”.
GDPR has been putting the frighteners on virtually every business in the UK for the past 12 months and with D-day finally on the horizon, there’s no escaping the panic any time soon.
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.
Used car dealers have a wide range of approaches to prepping cars, but taking the time to do it properly leads to greater efficiency overall.
BMW is delivering 100 jobs to North Lincolnshire as part of plans to develop a £25 million distribution centre.
SsangYong Motor UK hopes to help dealer “get the car they need more quickly” after establishing its own vehicle importation and reception base at Portbury, Bristol.
An increasing number of used car dealers are taking advantage of the PDI services offered at auction due to a “time is money” approach to stock turn, claims NAMA.
Paragon Automotive is to double capacity for its corporate PDI service to meet dealer demand.
Lawgistics is urging dealers to carry out thorough pre-delivery inspections (PDI) following the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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