Bringing the Manheim UK auction network up to 19 centers, Saltash is situated at the gateway to Cornwall, just across the River Tamar from Plymouth.
The business has served the remarketing needs of local dealers and fleet operators for more than 15 years. Occupying purpose-built premises, the four-acre site holds twice-weekly sales on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with entries regularly around 200 vehicles in each sale.
John Bailey, Manheim's chief executive, sees this latest addition to the Group as strategic. “Saltash might not be one of our biggest sites but, in today's very competitive market, it's important to provide truly geographical coverage for our customers - both buyers and sellers,” he said.
Bailey also appointed Simon Wells, who returns from a Manheim USA executive exchange trip in February, as the new center manager. All existing staff will transfer across to the Manheim payroll.