WESTCHESTER, IL – Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc., (IAA) has opened its newest service center located in Kansas City, Kan. The new facility replaces an existing site roughly doubling the capacity of the old location. The new facility is located with access to Interstate freeways and features ample office and meeting space, fully paved sale and vehicle storage areas, an indoor vehicle inspection center, and a four-bay Run & Drive auction facility. The Kansas City site also offers I-bid LIVE, IAA’s live auction bidding product. From a geographic standpoint, the larger facility will enable the company to more efficiently service the eastern part of Kansas and west-central parts of Missouri, complementing existing facilities in Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas (Wichita).
Year-to-date in 2006, the company has seen a 24-percent increase in overall attendance, while online auction participation has extended to 65 different countries.