To meet dealers’ needs for high-quality condition reports and convenient access to vehicle evaluation data, Manheim unveiled two new offerings at a grand opening celebration at its Riverside, Calif., location. These include the indoor Vehicle Inspection Facility and the Kelley Blue Book Resource Center.
The new offerings reinforce the value that Cox Automotive offers dealers and follow on the heels of their 89,000-square-foot Manheim California Service Center, which opened in 2013. The morning celebration included local community and government officials and was followed by a Highline sale and dealer appreciation lunch.
“Manheim Riverside continues to invest in new and better ways to make it faster and easier for dealers to conduct business while delivering high-quality products and services,” says Chris Brown, general manager, Manheim Riverside. “As vehicle volumes continue to rise, these collective facilities will ensure that our team is prepared for anticipated growth, delivering new technology tools to enhance the auction experience and better serve our customers.”
The latest additions to Manheim Riverside include:
- The 21,000-square-foot, climate-controlled Vehicle Inspection Facility enables highly-trained inspectors to efficiently produce industry-leading condition reports for more than 125,000 vehicles per year. The operation features energy-efficient LED lighting that consumes 33 percent less energy than traditional lighting sources.
- The first-of-its-kind Kelley Blue Book Resource Center, located in the main auction lobby, provides training, information sessions and customer meeting space. Equipped with seven workstations and business technology tools, the Center makes it easy for buyers and sellers to access product and evaluation information. This is an example of how Cox Automotive companies are partnering to deliver added value to its customers.
“Helping car buyers and sellers achieve their respective goals is at the core of Kelley Blue Book’s mission, making the implementation of the all-new Resource Center at Manheim Riverside a no-brainer,” said Mike Sadowski, vice president of operations and general manager, Kelley Blue Book. “Delivering the company’s trusted information and the availability of space for dealers to conduct business directly at the auction, as part of the Cox Automotive family, is just another example of how we intend to carry out that mission for our customers.”
Manheim Riverside also recently launched a turf elimination project to significantly reduce landscape water usage. By replacing six acres of green turf grass with plants requiring less water, the facility will save approximately 15 million gallons of water annually.
“Especially as the company celebrates its 70th year in operation, Manheim is very grateful for the Riverside community’s ongoing support,” shared Janet Barnard, president, Manheim North America. “We continue to strive to be an excellent corporate citizen and responsive to area employment and environmental needs.”