Changes to Manheim.co.uk
Visitors to Manheim.co.uk will have noticed three new areas of the website – Auction Services, Vehicle Solutions and More Solutions – which ties into the launch of our two new retail brands and Cox Automotive UK as the overall group. Previously, the corporate group of UK remarketing, retail and media businesses was referred to as Manheim UK, with a clear distinction made within the company, defining Manheim Remarketing and Manheim Retail Services.
The latter business has now evolved into two new, and one existing, retail brands, and the overall group is now Cox Automotive UK – better reflecting our global structure. Manheim now refers exclusively to our remarketing business, which has the two divisions of Auction Services and Vehicle Solutions. Auction Services defines our in-lane and online wholesale channels used to sell vehicles. Vehicle Solutions is our vehicle preparation business, which provides customers with a range of solutions to support de-fleet requirements, multi-channel sales management and pre- and post-sale refurbishment, with a full range of reconditioning and repair services.
Cox Automotive has introduced the Modix and Xtime retail brands into the UK to join Manheim and other existing brands as part of Cox Automotive UK. Along with the existing CloseIt brand, they form a new Retail Solutions group – the evolution of the business formerly known as Manheim Retail Services, which provided marketing solutions to automotive manufacturers and dealers.
Manheim Retail Services will be known as Cox Automotive Retail Solutions, and is evolving into the three distinct brands. They each specialise and excel in one particular area of expertise, but together provide a comprehensive range of digital marketing, management and customer retention services, helping maximise efficiency and profitability for manufacturers, franchise and independent dealers.
The Manheim brand will now rightly be exclusively associated with remarketing and inventory solutions, alongside Dealer Auction and Movex. Motors.co.uk forms the media solutions group within Cox Automotive UK and NextGear Capital UK provides financial solutions.
Michael Buxton, CEO of Cox Automotive UK said:
We are transforming our UK business in order to drive towards our global vision to transform the way the world buys, sells and owns vehicles.
“We are joining up our business to deliver the best possible service to our clients through respected and established brands offering market-leading solutions throughout the automotive ecosystem.”
The revised Manheim website will be dedicated to remarketing, with retail solutions content moving to new Modix, Xtime and CloseIt websites. There is also a new Cox Automotive UK website – CoxAuto.co.uk – showcasing and signposting to all of the brands within the business.