ATLANTA – Manheim officially celebrated the grand opening of its Manheim China Merchants Group operating location in Shenzhen, China, Jan. 18. The event was marked by a VIP reception and dinner and a wholesale vehicle auction.

The facility, a joint venture with China Merchants Group, held its first sale Dec. 15, 2006. With more than 150 in attendance, the grand opening sale featured more than 60 vehicles. The event marked a second major milestone for Manheim in China; Manheim’s Guopai facility in Shanghai, China, opened last September.

The Shenzhen event provided the opportunity to invite community and business leaders to the facility and commemorate the joint partnership between Manheim and China Merchants Group. China Merchants Group has a variety of businesses including banking, shipping, hotels, and logistics throughout China.

In addition to China, Manheim currently operates outside of the United States in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, France, Portugal, and South Africa.