Manheim cut the ribbon on a new, 80,000-square-foot body shop and reconditioning center at the auction provider’s Orlando, Fla., center Tuesday. The new facility is the product of a nearly $5 million investment in Manheim’s second largest wholesale location.
“The vision for our new reconditioning facility is to meet not only the growing needs of today’s dealerships, but also tomorrow’s mobility and fleet providers,” said Alan Lang, division vice president, Manheim. “This investment represents Manheim’s continuing commitment to help clients and manufacturers navigate this complex and exciting segment of the automotive industry.”
The new reconditioning center provides “everything” needed to prepare vehicles for retail or wholesale sales, including a comprehensive inspection, mechanical and body reconditioning, paint, detail, merchandising, imaging and more, executives said. They noted the new facility triples the capacity of the 22,000-square-foot reconditioning center it replaces. It features two 140-foot-long paint booths that can accommodate up to seven vehicles at a time, projecting a daily turn of 160 cars.
Editor's note: This story originally ran on Auto Dealer Today, a companion Bobit Business Media publication.