Vehicle retailer Robins & Day has re-signed its disposal contract with Aston Barclay.
Aston Barclay will dispose of up to 12,000 used cars on behalf of 39 sites and 79 franchises which includes Go Vauxhall which has recently joined Robins & Day. The age and price of its part exchange stock is on average 12 years and up to £2,700.
Three branded sales per week are being run in Chelmsford, Donington Park and Westbury.
Founded in 1913 and owned by Peugeot, Robins & Day has incorporated a mix of physical and digital since signing the original contract in 2017. They will also be the first company to pilot Aston Barclay’s new Cascade product portfolio within the next few months.
Richard Garbutt, sales director of Robins and Day said: “The relationship with Aston Barclay has worked very well and we look forward to being one of the first to look at Cascade in more detail to help optimise disposal routes for individual cars to maximise residual values.
“I am also pleased our remarketing operation is now taking actions to reduce its environmental impact. This is paramount for our group from a local and national perspective.”
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Neil Hodson, Aston Barclay’s group chief executive officer, said: “Robins & Day is a very dynamic vendor partner to work with as they have embraced a joined up physical and digital approach to sell its part exchange stock, and see the benefits of an end-to-end digital solution coupled with physical fulfilment at our remarketing hubs.
“As dealers look to improve their wholesale returns and maximise their remarketing activities, these systems and processes are vital in generating new value whilst assisting in reducing environmental impact and travel costs.”
In January this year Aston Barclay opened a 78,000 square feet auction ‘super-centre’ in Wakefield.
The site is set to host 15 dealer and fleet auctions per month and has the capacity to sell 50,000 used vehicles annually, contributing to Aston Barclay’s plan of doubling its group sales volume to 160,000 vehicles by 2022.