Friday, Dec. 03, 2010, 01:54 AM
Thanks to an exclusive agreement entered with Japan’s Arai Auto Auctions, Manheim ExportTrader.com’s buying and shipping services will be provided to the auctions' dealer customers throughout the world.
Moreover, North American vehicle sellers will have a broader base of buyers with which to work. In fact, with the Arai Auctions' dealers added to the mix, there will now be more than 10,000 dealers worldwide comprising the buyer base for Manheim ExportTrader.com.
“We are proud to work with Arai Auto Auctions to enhance the growing global used-vehicle market,” said Mark Brunn, Manheim’s vice president of international operations.
“Working together, Arai Auto Auctions and Manheim ExportTrader.com will add value for many international dealers who wish to source vehicles in North America,” he added. “Manheim ExportTrader.com is committed to providing domestic sellers with a global audience to remarket their vehicles, regardless of geographic distance.”
Ryozo Arai, the president of Arai Shoji Co. — of which Arai Auto Auctions is a division — added: “Arai Auto Auctions is excited about the opportunity to vastly expand the used-vehicle inventory available for our customers. Manheim is the leading remarketer in the world, and we are proud to be able to provide our customers with services that are best in class.”
Officials said the Manheim ExportTrader.com site is available is Japanese. Once a dealer has found a vehicle to buy, Manheim ExportTrader.com takes care of everything from purchasing and titling to delivery. Often there is financing available for the purchase, in addition to transport services.
“We’ve got the cars, the expertise and the shipping relationships to make buying overseas easy for Japanese dealers,” shared Scott Stephens, general manager of Manheim ExportTrader.com.
“This is a significant advantage for both businesses,” he added. “Arai Auto Auctions is able to offer its dealers new value-added services, and Manheim ExportTrader.com sellers can expect thousands of new dealers looking at their vehicles as a result of this relationship.”