PHOENIX – On track to complete a five-year, $10+ million investment in four Arizona businesses in 2018, Manheim dealers and commercial consignors are already benefitting from a simpler, faster and easier client experience. Enhancements to its physical auction and digital channels at Manheim Phoenix, Manheim Arizona and Manheim Tucson, as well as Manheim’s Logistics brands (Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch) reinforce the company’s commitment to the region. Collectively, these collective operations touched some 8.9 million vehicles annually, cover more than 230 acres and plan to expand beyond their current 580+ team members.
“Manheim is committed to investing in Arizona to support our clients, our communities and our industry,” said JD Daniels, general manager at Manheim Phoenix. “Our teams work hard to deliver solutions that help dealers do business more effectively, while creating the best client experience.”
Some completed and planned improvements include:
- Expanding Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch. Now located in Gilbert, AZ these brands are relocating to the city of Phoenix this summer. A multi-million investment in land and a new property will enable these operations to better serve clients and prepare for future growth. The businesses will occupy two floors in a Sky Harbor Towers building, doubling their current square footage and providing room for anticipated growth and new hires of top talent in the Phoenix area. This new investment is on top of the significant investment the company made in its technology platforms, which helped move over eight million vehicles last year.
- Further Developing Manheim Phoenix Auction Site. Clients and its community will benefit from the largest share of the company’s investment in the region. Approximately $4 million enabled the large wholesale auction operating in the city of Tolleson to add a new 26-acre lot that can handle about 4,000 more vehicles to better serve dealer inventory needs. It also improved its facilities and upgraded street access to allow easier entry. Planned investments include a $3 million expansion of a nearby thoroughfare to ease inbound and outbound traffic. Manheim Phoenix is the largest employer of Tolleson residents.
- Committed to Sustainability. Phoenix area residents and businesses also are benefiting from the company’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Bonneville Environmental Foundation that supported the recent completion of a watershed restoration project along Arizona’s Verde River. This watershed supplies roughly 30 percent of metro Phoenix’s surface water, and the installation of a modernized drip irrigation system is expected to save 15 million gallons of water annually, as well as improve water quality and flow toward important reservoirs.
“Using technology innovations, Manheim Logistics is helping to evolve this industry sector and delivering tremendous value to our clients,” said Jim Williams. senior vice president of Logistics for Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “Our move to expanded and upgraded facilities in Phoenix is just one more way we are investing to meet dealer, community and industry needs.”
In Arizona, Manheim also operates Manheim Arizona and Manheim Tucson, which conduct business in Phoenix and Tucson, respectively.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits in their used vehicle operations. Through its extensive physical, mobile and digital sales network, the company offers diverse solutions for inventory management, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. With more channels and smarter tools, Manheim Marketplace offers the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services, enabling wholesale vehicle buyers and sellers faster and more efficient ways to connect and transact business how and when they want. In addition, Manheim provides industry-leading data and tools to improve client efficiencies and decision-making, while delivering a value-added customer experience. Approximately 18,000 team members enable Manheim to offer 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $58 billion in value and generate annual revenues of more than $3 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.