Introduction from CEO Peter Grøftehauge

Written by Autorola in category 
November 24, 2020

At the yearly Fleet Europe event it was a great chance to see colleagues, friends and customers albeit online and it was a reminder what a vibrant industry we are all part of. The used car industry in particular is very resilient as our monthly INDICATA Market Watch reports show.

10 Covid-19 used car reports published
We have published 10 reports this year following the effects of Covid-19 on used car markets in 13 countries and just as the industry was getting back on its feet lockdown 2.0 has impacted sales and prices once again.

Our INDICATA global director Andy Shields presented to the Fleet Europe audience some of the statistics where one moment a country’s sales were down 80% year-on-year and then the following months sales are up by a few percentage points. Andy shares some of those valuable insights in this newsletter and reinforces the importance of using a portal such as INDICATA to proactively manage used car stock and pricing during these difficult times. It brings to the fore the power of big data down to dealer level.

Autorola Turkey launches car buying service
Turkey is one of the most buoyant used car markets in Europe and our team have been piloting a new C2B car buying service over the past few months under the Autocom brand. It has set up three vehicle handover centers in Istanbul and purchased 100 used cars from motorists.

Autocom is launched in January and it aims to buy 1,000 used cars a month and expand to other cities in Turkey. Powered by INDICATA used car data is provides a true online pricing proposition backed up by the peace of mind of having the trusted brand of Autorola behind the transaction. We wish Oğuzhan and his team well with the new project.

I am sure the used markets around the world will have some more surprises for us before we end 2020. Stay safe.

Best regards
Peter (LinkedIn)

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