HAYWARD, Calif. — Preparing for increased demand in its retail reconditioning business while anticipating growth in the vehicle mobility space, Manheim opened its 19th retail recon site today at Manheim San Francisco Bay.
The company invested approximately $500,000 in the 20,000 square-foot facility to provide mechanical and reconditioning services to dealers, commercial consignors and new vehicle mobility providers in the evolving automotive sector. The half-million-dollar investment is a part of the $1.5 million investment Manheim has made in its San Francisco Bay location. The new center has seven vehicle lifts and a team of highly-trained technicians who can perform minor and major component repairs on about 100 vehicles per week.
“We are uniquely positioned to offer end-to-end solutions to independent and franchise dealers, fleet operators, ride sharing companies and manufacturers,” said Greg Beck, general manager, Manheim San Francisco Bay. “Our proximity to Silicon Valley, home to many of tomorrow’s vehicle mobility providers, is just one more way we are poised to deliver tremendous value and meet client and industry needs.”
Manheim’s retail reconditioning offerings provide everything needed to prepare vehicles for sale, including a 140-point inspection, mechanical and body reconditioning, paint, detail, merchandising, imaging and more.
By outsourcing such services to a single point of contact at one location, clients can focus on customers, fulfill retail demand faster, and save time and money. Further, this alternative to in-house recon frees up a dealer’s own service bays for paying customers and gets retail-ready vehicles to their lot quickly — typically within four to 10 days, depending on client specifications and vehicle condition, Beck added.
“The conveniences and flexibility generated by Manheim’s Retail Reconditioning solution help dealers improve efficiency, speed, capacity and margins. It can even help reduce costs, by avoiding vehicle transport to and from multiple locations and enhance the unit’s value.”
Retail reconditioning is a natural extension of Manheim’s solutions, leveraging its large-scale operations, expertise and high-quality workmanship, executives said. The company started to participate in the $24 billion retail reconditioning industry in 2015 and now operates 19 locations, serving a range of clients from dealers to manufacturers and new vehicle mobility players, all according to the announcement.