OPENLANE online car auctions announce expanded digital services to benefit clients across Europe.
OPENLANE now offers auctions with an aggregated bidding process following a recent technical integration with Mobility Concept, one of the largest independent fleet and vehicle financiers in Germany. This enhancement enables buyers to exchange bids in real-time on both the Mobility Concept and OPENLANE auction platforms. Thanks to the technical integration utilizing software from Motrada, OPENLANE is able to connect with Mobility Concept, creating a seamless integration and user experience for bidders.
A huge client list
This expanded collaboration empowers OPENLANE to activate its broad buyer base – with buyers in more than fifty countries – to participate in the auctions of remarketed vehicles from Mobility Concept. ‘The number of vehicles being auctioned is quite large,’ says Christian Fröhlich, Remarketing Manager at Mobility Concept. ‘We are very happy to expand our cooperation with OPENLANE. Because this means that significantly more buyers in international markets can benefit from our attractive offers.’ In response to the increased interest, and to meet the needs of what is a huge client list, Mobility Concept anticipates auctioning three to five batches of vehicles every week through OPENLANE.
Next-level customer service
Of course, auctioning the vehicles to such an extensive customer base is only one small element in meeting customer requirements. Buyers expect and need a wide variety of other services. Chief Executive Officer at OPENLANE Europe, Johan Meyssen, believes OPENLANE is in the right position to provide these services. ‘For years now, OPENLANE has taken responsibility for vehicle descriptions, quality control and valuation of the vehicles, as well as managing vehicle documentation and all the paperwork necessary for exporting,’ said Meyssen. ‘In addition, we offer clients a range of services relating to payments, inspections, transport and logistics across Europe, all backed by customer service in numerous languages. We go to great lengths to serve our buyers and sellers.’
A strong collaboration
The collaboration between OPENLANE and Mobility Concept began in 2019 and has been a driving force behind the aggregated auctions project. ‘This valuable collaboration with OPENLANE enables us to concentrate on our main business and on our customers,’ says Fröhlich. ‘Meanwhile, OPENLANE takes care of the buyers and their needs. At the same time, OPENLANE is watching out for our interests. This is a real win-win situation.’
About Mobility Concept
Mobility Concept, based in Munich, is one of the largest vehicle and fleet financiers in Germany. The company, founded in 2000, is active in the areas of fleet leasing and fleet management as well as leasing for private and commercial customers. It has extensive expertise in the development of digital solutions for their customers. In fleet leasing, Mobility Concept develops individual full-service solutions for small, medium-sized and large companies. In fleet management, customers benefit from tailor-made full-service concepts from one source – regardless of financing. The Mobility Concept follows a premium strategy for all its services. Mobility Concept is a subsidiary of Mobility Holding – the #1 in automotive flat rates. It operates in association with the mobility companies MeinAuto.de, the most used new car portal in Germany, and ASS, the leading provider of car lease subscriptions in Germany. www.mobility-concept.de , www.mobility-holding.de.
About OPENLANE Europe
OPENLANE Europe NV, with its HQ in Belgium, is a division of KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), the global provider of vehicle remarketing and technology solutions. With sales offices in Belgium, France, Germany (including GWListe, part of the OPENLANE Europe division of KAR Global), Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, OPENLANE Europe seamlessly connects OEMs as well as fleet owners, wholesalers and dealers through its robust online marketplace for vehicle wholesaling with buyers in more than 50 countries across Europe www.adesa.eu.
KAR Auction Services, Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR Global’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, financing logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of nearly 3.8 million units valued at approximately $40 billion through our auctions in 2019. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in more than 80 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, KAR Global has employees across the United States, Canada, Mexico, U.K. and Europe. For more information and the latest news, go to www.KARglobal.com and follow us on Twitter @KARspeaks.