EDMONTON, Alberta -

Officially opening what company officials called the largest of its kind in Canada, Impact Auto Auctions on Monday welcomed more than 250 auto industry professionals and local dignitaries at the grand opening of its new Edmonton auto salvage auction facility.

The new facility for the subsidiary of Insurance Auto Auctions, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, is located at 26419 Twp. Road 525A in Acheson, Alberta. The operation features 47 acres of vehicle storage and 12,500 square feet within the office, auction and inspection building.

“Today we continue our expansion in northern Alberta with the official opening of our largest facility to date,” Impact managing director Terry Daniels said.

“We are extremely excited about delivering an enhanced service experience to our customers in this market, and look forward to continuing our support of the greater Edmonton business community and our local community partners for many years to come,” Daniels continued.

Designed with an elevated customer experience in mind, Impact Edmonton features a large buyer reception and service area, a series of dedicated appraisal offices, and Impact's dual auction lane configuration which is geared to save buyers time by enabling them to safely view multiple auction vehicles at once.

The new site also increases the company's vehicle capacity in the market by 50 percent, enabling Impact to consolidate its greater Edmonton operations into a single facility.

“On behalf of Parkland County Council, we are pleased to welcome Impact Auto Auctions to Acheson,” mayor Rod Shaigec said.

“Acheson is a growing industrial hub just west of Edmonton and home to a variety of growing businesses,” Shaigec continued. “We’re looking forward to building a great relationship with Impact and working together to enhance the local economy.”

Supporting local communities is a priority for Impact and as part of the grand opening celebrations, Impact donated $10,000 to the local Canadian Red Cross which continues to support families and individuals recovering from the Fort McMurray wildfires. 

Over the summer, Impact employees also worked with local authorities to remove more than 1,000 vehicles in the region, an essential first step in beginning the cleanup and rebuilding effort in the community.

For additional information about the facility, contact Michelle Mullins, Impact's Western Regional Manager, at mmullins@impactauto.ca or visit www.impactauto.ca.