CARMEL, Ind. — KAR Auction Services today announced it has acquired Flint Auto Auction, a whole car auction facility in Flint, Mich. It will now operate as ADESA Flint.
“Fortifying KAR’s presence in the epicenter of the U.S. automotive industry has been a long-term strategic priority,” said Jim Hallett, CEO and chairman of the board of directors, KAR Auction Services. “ADESA Flint enhances KAR’s end-to-end remarketing platform in Detroit and positions us to accelerate growth in the very dynamic Midwest marketplace.”
The new location is situated just northwest of the Detroit metropolitan area, marking the 6th location in Michigan for the company. The flint location is fully automated and features eight lanes on 60 acres of land. The site also includes full-service reconditioning facilities, including a body and mechanical shop, according to the company.
“ADESA is a leading brand in the industry, and Flint Auto Auction is very pleased to join their international network of auctions,” said Bill Williams Jr., president, Flint Auto Auction. “Both companies share a culture of innovation and a strong commitment to customer service. Joining the KAR platform will help us meet the demands of our increasingly sophisticated buyers and sellers, many of whom have been with us for generations.”