In a reflection of the continuing growth of commercial vehicle business at BCA (British Car Auctions), the company has doubled the sales capacity at the Measham Commercial Remarketing centre with the opening of a second auction hall. BCA has also improved the existing Commercial facilities with a new undercover drive through canopy.
The new purpose built facility includes a large undercover auction hall and rostrum with full Live Online and e-Auction capability, back office and vendor hospitality facilities. Sales run in tandem, which means Measham now has the capacity to offer over 500 light commercials through two lanes every sale day.
Measham is within half an hour’s drive of Leicester, Derby, Burton and Tamworth and is one of the busiest commercial auction venues in BCA’s network. Centre Manager Dominic Burr commented: “We are all delighted with this new facility which gives us the capability of handling a much larger volume of vehicles every sale day.”
The official opening sale took place on Tuesday 27 March and offered almost 400 vehicles, and featured stock from a number of a large contract hire, fleet and dealer groups including Lex Autolease, Alphabet, Lombard and Ford Retail. A strong turnout of buyers and plenty of Live Online activity saw over 80% of the entry sold for 100% of CAP. BCA has recently reported strong used van values, thanks to a shortage of good quality stock under 5 years old.
A substantial number of van hire companies dispose of their fleets through auction and BCA’s offering is one of the most advanced on the market – internet bidding is becoming as popular in this market as it is in conventional auction houses.