Manheim has signed a three-year partnership extension with Leasys UK, furthering the partnership on a national sales programme until at least 2021.
Leasys is part of the contract hire industry for retail, SMEs and large corporate clients, serving Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Abarth, and Maserati customers. They have worked with Manheim, a division of Cox Automotive, since 2008.
The contract extension means more than 10,000 vehicles will continue to pass through the auction company’s centres including Bruntingthorpe, Manchester and Bristol, and via Manheim Online.
Martin Forbes, chief executive officer of Cox Automotive UK, said: “Our team have worked hard to deliver a strong performance over the past 10 years for Leasys and we are delighted that they are continuing their partnership with us.
“With our complete range of solutions, we are able to connect the right vendors with the right buyers in the right channels and help them to do business with greater confidence. We look forward to further developing our relationship with Leasys and help them achieve even greater success.”
Roberto Bellavia, head of Leasys UK, said: “It is a pleasure to extend our contract with Manheim, and reinforce the partnership.”
Leasys UK was established in 1996, formerly known as FCA Fleet Services UK.
Manheim is part of Cox Automotive, the world’s largest provider of automotive services to fleets, motor dealers, vehicle manufacturers and traders across cars, motorcycles, plant and commercial vehicles.
Manheim UK comprises auction services and Vehicle Solutions, which together employ over 1,600 people. The company’s network includes 16 physical auction centres. Among Manheim’s sister companies in the UK are Dealer Auction, Movex, NextGear Capital, Motors.co.uk, Modix and incadea.
This month saw a wide range of executive hires at Leasys. Sebastiano Fedrigo will head up Leasys UK, joining from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK. Prior to this Fedrigo was in charge of the FCA’s van division. Former UK head Roberto Bellavia replaces Danny Meulenberghs as the head of Leasys Belgium.