Manheim has announced a proposal to relocate its auction operation at Leeds Commercials to its 10-acre Shepshed auction site, as a centre of excellence for commercial vehicles.
Lack of space at the company’s Leeds Commercials site means it is unable to extends the centre’s footprint to meet increasing volumes.
Manheim Shepshed has sold cars and commercial vehicles since it first opened in the 1970s. Its last auction was held in 2012 when the centre was mothballed in favour of a new multi-million pound supercentre that opened in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
If the proposal goes ahead, Manheim Shepshed would be the first commercial vehicle auction centre in the UK to benefit from the investment in a new arrival process, which minimises the number of vehicle movements on site.
Tim Hudson, Managing Director for Manheim Remarketing, said: “Our proposal to recommence vehicle auctions at Shepshed would see the creation of a unique strategic commercial vehicle auction centre of excellence. We are also committed to ensuring that it plays a productive role in the community.”