Manheim Riverside celebrated the opening of its two new facilities in Riverside, Calif. on Thursday.
The new facilities include its indoor Vehicle Inspection Facility and the Kelley Blue Book Resource Center, adding to its already significant 89,000-square-foot Manheim California Service Center, which opened in 2013.
The celebration on Thursday morning included local community members and government officials, in attendance, followed by a Highline sale and dealer-appreciation lunch.
“Manheim Riverside continues to invest in new and better ways to make it faster and easier for dealers to conduct business while delivering high-quality products and services,” said Chris Brown, Manheim Riverside’s general manager. “As vehicle volumes continue to rise, these collective facilities will ensure that our team is prepared for anticipated growth, delivering new technology tools to enhance the auction experience and better serve our customers.”
The auction’s new Vehicle Inspection Facility features a 21,000 square feet of climate-controlled space, allowing the creation of condition reports of an anticipated 125,000 vehicles per year. It also features energy efficient LED lighting.
The Kelley Blue Book Resource Center, which the company says is the first of its kind, is located in the main auction lobby and will provide training, information sessions and customer meeting space. It features seven workstations and business technology tools to help buyers and sellers access product and evaluate auction information.
“Helping car buyers and sellers achieve their respective goals is at the core of Kelley Blue Book’s mission, making the implementation of the all-new Resource Center at Manheim Riverside a no-brainer,” said Mike Sadowski, vice president of operations and general manager at Kelley Blue Book. “Delivering the company’s trusted information and the availability of space for dealers to conduct business directly at the auction, as part of the Cox Automotive family, is just another example of how we intend to carry out that mission for our customers.”