Ally Financial Presents SmartLane and Mid-Stream Auction of the Year Awards


Ally Financial recently recognized its top performing auctions for 2012 with the SmartLane Auction of the Year Award and the SmartAuction Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year Award.

Taking top honors for its SmartLane performance was ABC St. Louis Auto Auction.

Ally Servicing Remarketing leader Robert Stahl said ABC St. Louis has become a valued member of Ally Auto Remarketing’s network of physical auctions.

“ABC St. Louis has achieved a remarkable level of success with Ally in less than three years. The team has established a well-earned reputation for providing excellent service to Ally and Ally’s dealer customers,” Stahl said. “We’re proud to recognize their efforts with the ‘SmartLane Auto Auction of the Year’ award and look forward to another great year in 2013.”

Featured at participating physical auctions nationwide, SmartLane leverages Ally’s on-site remarketing specialists to professionally represent and manage the auction sale process with a goal of helping maximize resale values for dealers and Ally. Dealers’ SmartLane vehicles are presented in the auction lane along with Ally vehicles, resulting in greater exposure for dealer units.

Additionally, Ally’s SmartAuction online wholesale auction site announced that the 2012 Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year award winner was Flint Auto Auction based in Flint, Mich.

It is the second consecutive award for Flint Auto Auction, which was the No. 1 seller of SmartAuction vehicles among all the auctions that work with the online auction site.

SmartAuction vice president Steve Kapusta said Flint AA is a valued member of SmartAuction’s network of physical auctions and its nearly 10,000 registered buyers and sellers.

“The team at Flint Auto Auction has consistently done an outstanding job leveraging the SmartAuction platform and providing the service excellence that our buyers and consignors have come to expect,” Kapusta said. “We really value their commitment and look forward to another great year in 2013.”

SmartAuction also announced two other award winners.

State Line Auto Auction based in Waverly, N.Y., received SmartAuction’s Greatest Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Award and Complete Auto Auction based in Marysville, Ohio, was awarded the Most Sales by New Auction Award.

More Auction Winners

There were also several auction awards announced earlier this month at the NAAA/CAR event in Las Vegas, as well. Below is recap of some of the winners. More auction awards can be found here.

Avis Budget Group
2012 Auction Performance Awards
Best Overall Auction: Manheim Texas Hobby
Top Volume Auction: Manheim Dallas
Most Improved Auction: Manheim Kansas City
Most Improved Upstream Channel: ADESA OpenLane
Best Multiple Platform Provider: AIM Market Connect

VW Credit/Audi Financial Services
Gold Award: ADESA New Jersey
Silver Award: Manheim Pennsylvania
Bronze Award: Manheim Arena

Auction of the Year: Manheim Nevada

Mercedes-Benz Financial
ADESA Auction of the Year: ADESA Boston
Manheim Auction of the Year: Manheim San Francisco Bay

Best Overall Auction: Manheim Arena and Manheim Detroit (tie)

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