Manheim has signed a new four-year solus supply contract with Hendy Group, one of the UK’s largest multi-franchise dealership networks.
The agreement sees the continuation of a successful 20-year partnership between Manheim Auction Services and Hendy Group for the remarketing of vehicles from all retail outlets across its three state-of-the-art facilities at Bristol, Wimbledon, and Birmingham. In addition, Manheim Vehicle Services will now provide Hendy Group with new car preparation from its state-of-the-art pre delivery inspection (PDI) facility in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, for fleet vehicles.
Parent company Cox Automotive will provide additional support through its Codeweavers, Movex, and eVA businesses as part of an integrated solution to help power Hendy Group’s digital retail offer. In the case of eVA, this will ensure a consistent approach to in-store and online valuations across the wider business. The provision equips Hendy Group with the tools it requires to continue its digital-first approach to vehicle retail.
The agreement with Cox Automotive comes at an important moment for Hendy Group, as it targets future growth by expanding both its physical and online presence. As Hendy Group continues to grow its online operation, the new partnership with Cox Automotive will form an integral part of its business model and growth strategy.
Sam Panayides, Sales Director at Cox Automotive Europe, said: “Our longstanding association with Hendy Group meant that we could truly understand their goals and provide an integrated solution that is fully aligned to their needs, drawing on different areas of the wider Cox Automotive business. We see this agreement as a major vote of confidence in the strength of our partnership and the Cox Automotive service offer and look forward to playing an important role in the future success of Hendy Group.”
Mark Busby, commercial director at Hendy Group, said: “Cox Automotive and Manheim have gained our trust by consistently delivering over a number of decades, a factor which heavily influenced our decision to sign this deal. The location of their facilities offered an additional advantage, providing convenient access to our network of dealerships across the South. We’re pleased to be working with a trusted partner that can provide us with the full range of services we need to reach our goals and are excited about the next phase of our evolution.”