CARMEL, IN — ADESA announced it has expanded its reach in Mexico with the opening of a new, used-vehicle auction in Guadalajara. ADESA entered the Mexico used-vehicle market in 2002 with its first location in Toluca-Mexico City.

“The time has come for us to further expand our operations in Mexico,” said Benjamin Skuy, executive vice president of international markets for KAR Holdings. “Our business in this area has shown steady growth during the past few years, and our customers needed an additional location from which to sell their vehicles. As one of the three largest cities in Mexico, Guadalajara was the natural next step for our expansion.”

“We are extremely pleased with our success in Mexico thus far,” said Michel Gillies, managing director of ADESA Mexico. “We are fortunate to have as customers almost every large factory, manufacturer finance, rental and leasing companies operating in Mexico, which enables us to offer our dealers a wide selection of inventory.”

Estanislao “Stan” Suarez will serve as general manager of ADESA Guadalajara and report directly to Gillies. “I look forward to working with Stan,” continued Gillies. “He has extensive operation skills that will be very important in the development of this new location.”

ADESA Guadalajara will have reconditioning, detailing and transportation capabilities. It will also provide 24-hour vehicle reception, storage, a dealer business center as well as auction-day catering. The auction will host its first sale September 25.

The addition of ADESA Guadalajara now gives ADESA 62 car auction locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.