About Manheim

Established as a wholesale vehicle auction operation in 1945, Manheim has been setting the industry standard for buying and selling used vehicles for over 75 years. As the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions, we help our clients, which include automotive dealerships to banks, car rental agencies and auto manufacturer, to increase their profits and efficiencies in their used vehicle operations.
 
Through our network of more than 100 physical, digital and mobile auctions, we provide our clients with choices to connect and transact business how and when they want. Each year, we offer nearly 6 million used vehicles for sale and facilitate transactions representing nearly $60 billion in value. We are focused on transforming the wholesale vehicle buying and selling experience through facility investments, technology and other innovative products and services.
 
We offer our clients a range of wholesale services, including decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. We market Manheim.com, Simulcast, Manheim Express, OVE.com, Manheim Digital Blocks™, Ready Logistics, Central Dispatch and other respected brands to the remarketing industry in 11 countries, including Australia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
 
Beyond the physical and digital auction lanes, we offer retail-ready services that prepare vehicles to arrive at the dealership ready to be placed on the sale lot.
 
At our core, we values safety, our team members, the environment and the communities we serve. From fundraising drives to tutoring kids after school to supporting long-term conservation efforts, our company and our team members are dedicated to conservation and giving back to their communities.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com

1945  First Manheim auto auction, Manheim, PA
1959 Manheim, PA, becomes world's largest auto auction
1965 Purchases National Auto Dealers Exchange, Bordentown, NJ
1967 Purchases Fredericksburg Auto Auction, Fredericksburg, VA
1968 Cox Enterprises acquires Manheim; moves headquarters to Atlanta, GA
1983 Manheim acquires Toronto Auto Auction, Milton, Ontario
1989 Grows to 25 auctions nationwide
1991 Merges with General Electric Capital Corp.; grows to 46 auctions
1994 First ever live satellite auction
1996 Manheim first in industry to give dealers online access via the Web to auction inventories, sale calendars, and market 
Manheim opens industry's first CyberLot, Lexus Direct
First Used Car Market Report introduced
1997 Acquires Greater Auction Group; first international venture in UK
Manheim Online launches, named one of Top 10 e-commerce sites by PC Week
1998 Manheim Market Report now downloadable to dealers' PCs
1999 Acquires Dent Wizard
Opens auctions in France, Australia, New Zealand, and 5 more in US
AutoTrader.com, world's largest used car shopping site, debuts
2000 Forms Manheim Interactive. Acquires 20 ADT automotive auctions
2001 Manheim introduces the Used Vehicle Value Index
Implements Best Practices Program
2002 Manheim holds its first Simulcast sale
2003 By year end, 65,000 dealers enrolled and using Manheim Online
Industry's first "cinema" sales in Atlanta and Seattle
First auction in Thailand
Manheim Market Report now accessible by PDAs, offers real-time pricing "in the lanes on sale day"
Mobile auction sale of 9,200 hail-damaged vehicles at Nissan's Smyrna, TN, assembly plant
2004 Online Vehicle Exchange is launched
Manheim DRIVE Center opens
2005 Introduced Total Resources Auctions salvage subsidiary
Debut of Manheim Specialty Auctions
2006 Manheim acquires Southwest Florida and Auction City Halifax in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Launched China operations
2007 Manheim opens its largest auction reconditioning center at Manheim Pennsylvania
World's largest vehicle auto auction receives DuPont Award for environmental achievements
Manheim establishes The Wholesale Institute online workshops for dealers
Manheim announces further expansion in Canada
Manheim acquires Auction City Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick
2008 Manheim launches first ever operations in Turkey
Manheim Total Resource Auctions announces major expansion in salvage industry
Cox Enterprises and Manheim turn on Water Conservation Center at Manheim Georgia in Atlanta
Opening of 70,000 square foot facility in Montreal, Quebec
Opening of new Manheim Canada corporate office in Mississauga, Ontario
2009 Manheim reaches 3 million online transactions
Launches first ever Mid-Year Used Car Market Report
Manheim honored among AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" for second consecutive year
2010 Manheim Market Report becomes available on mobile devices
Manheim launches Manheim Direct
OVE.com signs its 100th Independent Auction Partner
Manheim Introduces One-Stop Customer Care with 1-866-MANHEIM
2011 Manheim launches Simulcast Everywhere
Mobile site reaches its two millionth user
BMW and Manheim partner to open new company car center and Manheim Greer Distribution and Vehicle Processing Center
2012 Manheim purchases Dealer Services Corporation
Manheim purchases Ready Auto Transport
Simulcast becomes available for Mac computers
  Manheim celebrates the 10th anniversary of Simulcast
2013 Cox Enterprises names Sanford Schwartz president of Manheim and AutoTrader
Manheim creates joint venture with DriveTime, forms Go Auto Exchange
Manheim opens new California Service Center at Manheim Riverside
  Manheim expands footprint in Canada
2014 Cox Enterprise announces formation of Cox Automotive
Manheim signs agreement to purchase stake in Go Financial, supports dealer access to financing options via NextGear Capital
Manheim purchases majority stake in Brazilian CarBizz
Manheim creates first-ever onsite auction lane for Hendrick Automotive
2015 Manheim Pennsylvania celebrates 70th anniversary
Manheim creates new wholesale-to-retail vehicle solution for dealers
Manheim announces expansion of mobile auction network
2016 Manheim Expands Retail Solutions Adding Five New Sites; Provides Clients Greater Access and Flexible Services
Manheim and Cox Enterprises Celebrate Summer Solstice with Solar Projects in Nevada
AiM and Manheim Inspection Product Roll-Out Complete in 79 Locations
2017 13 Manheim Auctions Named Best Auctions to Work For 2017
Manheim Pennsylvania hosts World Auto Auctioneer’s Championship
2018 Manheim unveils Manheim Express App: Offers Dealers Fast, Easy and Self Service Way to List and Sell Inventory
Manheim Completes Bold Auction Transformation; Makes it Easier, Faster for Dealers to Do Business Anytime and Anywhere
Manheim Invests in Multi-Year Safety Initiative “Actively Care Today”
2019 Manheim launches its first all-digital auction at Manheim Tucson
Manheim Surpasses Two Million Digital Transactions in 2019
Manheim Unveils Lot Vision: First-of-its-kind Tracking Technology Identifies Vehicle Location on Auction Lot
2020 Manheim celebrates 75th Anniversary
Manheim implements Simulcast-only sales at all of its locations

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