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Manheim Southern California Clients Benefit from Multi-Year, $17 Million Investment in Auction Enhancements
Unmatched physical presence and service offerings demonstrate commitment to region
Manheim Riverside Indoor Inspection Facility
The indoor inspection facility at Manheim Riverside helps the team deliver a more efficient Condition Report writing process and superior client service.
“We take industry leadership seriously, and Manheim’s physical presence in Southern California is unmatched in the industry,” said Chris Brown, general manager at Manheim Riverside.

ATLANTA – On track to complete its five-year, $17 million investment in its four Southern California auction locations in 2018, Manheim dealers and commercial consignors are already benefitting from a simpler, faster and easier client experience. Enhancements to its physical and digital properties at Manheim California, Manheim Riverside, Manheim San Diego and Manheim Southern California demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to the region. Collectively, these operations cover 400+ acres and register more than 577,000 vehicles annually.

“We take industry leadership seriously, and Manheim’s physical presence in Southern California is unmatched in the industry,” said Chris Brown, general manager at Manheim Riverside. “We now offer more efficiencies and innovative end-to-end solutions to our clients, improving their ability to source and sell inventory faster and better.”

Some of the region’s enhanced services and facilities include:

  • Manheim Southern California is in the midst of a three-year project that will streamline the vehicle entry experience for clients and accommodate increased inventory volume. The Fontana-based location has already added charging stations for electric vehicles and Xeriscaping to save water. Planned investments at this site include a new Manheim Retail Advantage reconditioning facility with 14 lifts, as well as a remodeled building to provide an indoor sale environment for heavy truck, boat, RV and salvage specialty units.
  • Manheim Riverside offers a variety of services for clients, including a Volkswagen Credit (VCI)/Audi Financial Services (AFS) Technical Operations Center with 22 lifts, a Ready Logistics office and a one of-its-kind, 21,000-square-foot indoor condition report writing facility that can process more than 125,000 vehicles per year. Enhanced Vehicle Imaging booths have been added to more efficiently process images for wholesale and vehicle remarketing, and Xeriscaping was installed to conserve water.
  • Manheim San Diego in Oceanside, CA, recently renovated the front office and Dealer Services center in its main building and upgraded equipment in the mechanic and reconditioning shops. In 2013, a ground-mount solar array was installed, which has prevented some 300 tons of carbon emissions to date.
  • Manheim California recently installed a new digital hub with supplemental technology to help clients efficiently expedite their business, as well as a new inspection canopy to improve the condition report writing process at the Anaheim-based location.

“Manheim offers lots of options and flexibility to its clients conducting wholesale transactions in Southern California,” said Chad Ruffin, general manager of Manheim Southern California. “Our four Manheim sites, located within 100 miles of each other, are all designed to drive enhanced profitability for our clients.”

About Manheim North America (
Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through 127 traditional and mobile auction sites and a robust digital marketplace, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about 8 million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $57 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

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit


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