Atlanta, GA – Recognizing the auto auction industry’s seven decades of entrepreneurship, Manheim locations from coast to coast are geared up to celebrate National Auto Auction Week, Aug. 15-19. Sponsored by the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA), the event increases awareness of the industry’s significant contributions to the national economy and local communities. In support, Manheim will utilize Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word.
“National Auto Auction Week is a great time to recognize the commitment our team members make every day to each other, our clients, our marketplace and our communities,” said Janet Barnard, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “Our industry is not just growing, it’s thriving. At Manheim, we’re excited about the future and will continue to invest in delivering an easier and faster experience for our clients.”
In addition to its 115 traditional and mobile auction locations across North America, Manheim drives dealer success through digital channels like OVE, its 24/7 bid or buy now wholesale vehicle marketplace, as well as through wholesale and retail solutions designed to help dealers maximize value at the auction and deliver retail-ready vehicles to their dealership. Manheim locations have served clients and communities for nearly 72 years, and its team members continue to give back through charity involvement, conservation efforts and economic contributions.
“National Auto Auction Week is a terrific opportunity to thank the many individuals that contribute to the success of wholesale auto auctions,” said Mike Browning, general manager of Manheim San Antonio and president of NAAA. “This event is about recognizing the strength of our industry and the immense value auto auctions provide.”
Founded 68 years ago, NAAA’s 337 North American members sold 9.3 million vehicles worth $90.6 billion last year alone. Additionally, the average auto auction employs 137 people and operates a facility approximately 78 acres in size. Browning added that auto auctions have a tradition of generously giving back to their communities, stating “NAAA members on average donate more than $52,000 annually to local charities nationwide.”