Introduction from Peter Grøftehauge

Written by Autorola in category 
August 24, 2021

This month we have interviewed Philip Browne, country manager at Autorola Australia who are leading the way with upstream selling used vehicles online in response to vendors looking to speed up the sale of its vehicles to trade buyers.

Selling used cars upstream
Vendors are being paid for vehicles before they have been de-fleeted and two out of every three cars Autorola Australia is now selling through the upstream process. At the heart of the success is our Fleet Monitor asset management system which manages a vehicle fleet from the time a car is ordered and delivered to the time it is sold as a used vehicle.

Autorola Brazil is also experiencing record levels of growth with a recent new contract being signed with VW Financial Services Brazil. Our MarketPlace online remarketing platform in partnership with Fleet Monitor has built up a reputation with banks and leasing companies for its reliability and transparency across all elements of the vehicle management process.

Autorola Brazil sells record number of used cars
It recently sold 2,203 vehicles in a single day which is a record across our group. Another country breaking records is Autorola UK, which recently celebrated its 15th birthday. As more vendors and buyers have moved to the efficiency, trust, and speed of online remarketing during the pandemic so the number of cars being purchased by major franchised dealer groups and independents online continues to grow.

Our UK group operations director Neil Frost believes the Covid-19 pandemic has sped up the move to online remarketing in the UK by two decades.
As well as running regular online sales in the UK for Arval, Sixt and Porsche the UK hosts European and global online sales for the likes of Lamborghini, McLaren, and Aston Martin from our MarketPlace online platform.

New INDICATA functionality launched
INDICATA’s new 0km/pre-registered and options and equipment functionality are also now live across Europe which is another example of us responding to the changing needs of our customers.
In an ever-changing remarketing environment where used demand exceeds supply it is even more important that dealers value their part exchanges and retail stock accurately which is where INDICATA can help. Watch our two short films that bring these new INDICATA features to life.

We look forward to continuing to share exciting news and views from around our 19 countries over the coming months.

Best regards
Peter Grøftehauge (LinkedIn)

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