• Manheim forms two-year partnership with new online used-car dealership Carzam
  • Weekly auction programmes will be held at Manheim’s Colchester and Wimbledon centres
  • Carzam will also integrate Manheim’s Valuations and Appraisal tool (eVA) to its website

Manheim Auction Services has announced a new two-year contract with online used-car dealership Carzam.

Carzam, which launched in December 2020, will begin a new weekly auction programme at Manheim’s centres in Colchester and Wimbledon. It will also be working with Manheim to integrate eVA, its valuations and appraisals tool, on to its website allowing Carzam users to access instant and accurate valuations for their used cars without having to leave home.

Manheim will start its new weekly auction programme in partnership with Carzam on 21 January 2021 at these two sites, with the auctions delivered through its virtual auction system Simulcast due to the current Covid-19 restrictions.

Martin Forbes, President of Cox Automotive International, said: "We are delighted to welcome Carzam to Manheim’s regular auction programme. They are a hugely exciting and innovative business – offering customers a wide range of used cars to suit their needs, which are then delivered straight to doorsteps nationwide.

"By also integrating eVA to their website, Manheim will provide Carzam with the most accurate and real-time vehicle valuations available in the UK. This is great news for Manheim and demonstrates the importance of providing services that meet customer needs throughout the remarketing process. I’m delighted that Carzam has chosen to work with us on a sole-supplier basis too and look forward to seeing Carzam go from strength-to-strength."

Carzam and Manheim will also be exploring future opportunities to remarket vehicles through Dealer Auction - Cox Automotive's joint venture with Auto Trader. Dealer Auction is the UK’s busiest online auction programme with over 5,000 active trade buyers accessing the site 24 hours a day.

Peter Waddell, founder of Carzam and Chief Executive Officer of Big Motoring World added: "Manheim has delivered successful auction programmes for Big Motoring World since August 2012 and as Carzam continues to grow, we need a remarketing partner with the expertise, scale and flexibility to support us in providing a simple and convenient service for our customers.

"I am confident that Manheim is the right partner for us, and I look forward to the next two years."