Manheim

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Manheim – Why Work For Us?

Background

Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation.

With 20,000 employees in 121 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually and facilitates transactions representing almost $46 billion in value.

A subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, Manheim is transforming the wholesale vehicle buying and selling experience through investments in technology and innovative products and services. Manheim markets Simulcast, Simulcast Everywhere, OVE.com, NextGear Capital, Total Resource Auctions, Manheim Frontline, Ready Auto Transport, Manheim Consulting and other respected brands to the remarketing industry in 11 countries, including Australia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Manheim has set the industry standard for buying and selling used vehicles at live auctions and online. Manheim brings together qualified sellers and volume buyers of used vehicles that include automotive dealerships, banks, car rental agencies, car manufacturers and government agencies. Manheim offers its customers a reliable and secure market in which to purchase a variety of vehicles and services that no other remarketing provider can match.

Manheim cares about its employees, the environment and the communities it serves. From fundraising drives to tutoring kids after school to supporting long-term conservation efforts, Manheim and its employees are dedicated to protecting the environment and giving back to their communities.

History

1945
- First Manheim auto auction, Manheim, PA
 
1959
- Manheim, PA, becomes world's largest auto auction
 
1965
- Purchases National Auto Dealers Exchange, Bordentown, NJ
 
1967
- Purchases Fredericksburg Auto Auction, Fredericksburg, VA
 
1968
- Cox Enterprises acquires Manheim; moves headquarters to Atlanta, GA
 
1983
- Manheim acquires Toronto Auto Auction, Milton, Ontario
 
1989
- Grows to 25 auctions nationwide
 
1991
- Merges with General Electric Capital Corp.; grows to 46 auctions
 
1994
- First ever live satellite auction
 
1996
- Manheim first in industry to give dealers online access via the Web to auction inventories, sale calendars, and market information
- Manheim opens industry's first CyberLot, Lexus Direct
- First Used Car Market Report introduced
 
1997
- Acquires Greater Auction Group; first international venture in UK
- Manheim Online launches, named one of Top 10 e-commerce sites by PC Week
 
1998
- Manheim Market Report now downloadable to dealers' PCs
 
1999
- Acquires Dent Wizard
- Opens auctions in France, Australia, New Zealand, and 5 more in US
- AutoTrader.com, world's largest used car shopping site, debuts
 
2000
- Forms Manheim Interactive. Acquires 20 ADT automotive auctions
 
2001
- Manheim introduces the Used Vehicle Value Index
- Implements Best Practices Program
 
2002
- Manheim holds its first Simulcast sale
- myAccount debuts, enables dealers to conduct most business transactions with the auctions online and in real time 24/7
 
2003
- By year end, 65,000 dealers enrolled and using Manheim Online
- Industry's first "cinema" sales in Atlanta and Seattle
- First auction in Thailand
- Manheim Market Report now accessible by PDAs, offers real-time pricing "in the lanes on sale day"
- Mobile auction sale of 9,200 hail-damaged vehicles at Nissan's Smryna, TN, assembly plant
 
2004
- Online Vehicle Exchange is launched
- Manheim DRIVE Center opens
 
2005
- Introduced Total Resources Auctions salvage subsidiary
- Debut of Manheim Specialty Auctions
 
2006
- Acquires Southwest Florida, Nova Scotia, and Auction City Halifax
- Launched China operations
- Manheim acquires Auction City Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
2007
- Manheim opens its largest auction reconditioning center at Manheim Pennsylvania
- World's largest vehicle auto auction receives DuPont Award for environmental achievements
- Manheim establishes The Wholesale Institute online workshops for dealers
- Manheim announces further expansion in Canada
- Manheim acquires Auction City, Moncton, New Brunswick
 
2008
- Manheim launches first ever operations in Turkey
- Manheim Total Resource Auctions announces major expansion in salvage industry
- Cox Enterprises and Manheim turn on Water Conservation Center at Manheim Georgia in Atlanta
- Opening of 70,000 square foot facility in Montreal, Quebec
- Opening of new Manheim Canada corporate office in Mississauga, Ontario
 
2009
- Manheim reaches 3 million online transactions
- Launches first ever Mid-Year Used Car Market Report
- Manheim honored among AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" for second consecutive year
- Manheim enters joint venture with leading exporter ExportTrader.com
 
2010
- Manheim Market Report becomes available on mobile devices
- Manheim launches Manheim Direct
- OVE.com signs its 100th Independent Auction Partner
- Manheim Introduces One-Stop Customer Care with 1-866-MANHEIM
 
2011
- Manheim launches Simulcast Everywhere
- Mobile site reaches its two millionth user
- BMW and Manheim partner to open new company car center and Manheim Greer Distribution and Vehicle Processing Center
 
2012
- Manheim purchases Dealer Services Corporation
- Manheim purchases Ready Auto Transport
- Simulcast becomes available for Mac computers
- Manheim celebrates the 10th anniversary of Simulcast
 
2013
- Cox Enterprises names Sanford Schwartz president of Manheim and AutoTrader
- Manheim creates joint venture with DriveTime, forms Go Auto Exchange
- Manheim opens new California Service Center at Manheim Riverside
- Manheim expands footprint in Canada
 
2014
- Cox Enterprise announces formation of Cox Automotive
- Manheim signs agreement to purchase stake in Go Financial, supports dealer access to financing options via NextGear Capital
- Manheim purchases majority stake in Brazilian CarBizz
- Manheim creates first-ever onsite auction lane for Hendrick Automotive
 

Buy. Sell. Win.

Buying and selling vehicles today is more competitive than ever. It's essential to have access to the inventory and information you need, when you need it. Manheim provides the game changing tools, cutting edge products, wide selection of inventory, and helpful service that you need to buy, sell, and win every day.

The Manheim marketplace offers:

  • Open access: 24/7 access to vehicles and information from Manheim means that you always have the necessary tools to succeed.
  • A level playing field in a transparent and open environment where the market sets the price.
  • More ways to buy and sell: online, in-lane, and 24/7.
  • Tools for you to make informed and intelligent decisions. The Manheim Market Report (MMR) and InSight ECR are just two of the ways Manheim helps you to make informed decisions.
  • Experienced people on the ground, to make sure the pre- and post-sale process goes quickly and smoothly.
  • A safe and secure market where Manheim ensures the integrity and security of every transaction.
  • More locations, inventory, and ways to buy and sell than any other company.

At Manheim, we believe this all adds up to a lot more than an auction company. We help your business perform at its best and win.


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What is Cox Conserves?

Cox Conserves is a companywide, long-term conservation effort that includes the following focus areas:

  1. Waterborne Paint
  2. Paint Mix Management
  3. Hazardous Waste Management
  4. Water Treatment and Conservation
  5. Energy Management
  6. Alternative Energy

Why was it created?

Cox Conserves is a national sustainability program led by Manheim's parent company Cox Enterprises, Inc. Launched in 2007, Cox Conserves seeks to reduce Cox Enterprises' energy consumption by embracing renewable forms of energy, conserving natural resources and inspiring eco-friendly behavior. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com.

About each focus area:

  1. Why switch to waterborne basecoat paint?

    Working with major paint manufacturers, Manheim designed and implemented the exclusive use of waterborne basecoat painting at its operating locations. By moving from solvent to waterborne paint, Manheim is able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent. Sixteen operating locations have switched to waterborne paint.

    • Manheim Atlanta, Manheim Baltimore-Washington, Manheim Dallas-Fort Worth, Manheim Denver
    • Manheim Georgia, Manheim Minneapolis, Manheim Nashville, Manheim Nevada
    • Manheim New England, Manheim Orlando, Manheim Pennsylvania, Manheim Phoenix
    • Manheim Riverside, Manheim San Diego, Manheim San Francisco Bay and Manheim Southern California

  2. What is paint mix management?

    Manheim has implemented a paint mix management process. The process uses less paint by creating only the amount of paint needed for each vehicle, thereby reducing waste and the release of air pollutants by 10 percent or 36 tons. Because the remaining waste is water-soluble, it is not hazardous.

  3. How is Manheim improving its hazardous waste management?

    Manheim conducts ongoing inspections of its auctions and implements processes for reducing hazardous waste at each location. Through onsite training, Manheim's employees are learning how to handle and dispose of hazardous waste in the most environmentally responsible manner possible, including the recycling of used automotive oil, antifreeze and waste paint solvent.

  4. Why implement water treatment and conservation efforts?

    As a company that details nearly 2.5 million vehicles per year, Manheim pursued an opportunity to significantly reduce water usage at its reconditioning facilities. In September 2007, working with Ashland Water Technologies, Manheim established the Manheim Water Conservation Center at Manheim Pennsylvania. The Water Conservation Center uses a sophisticated four-step wastewater treatment process that enables Manheim Pennsylvania to reduce its daily water demand by 60 percent. In June 2008, Manheim's second Water Conservation Center became operational at Manheim Georgia. This Water Conservation Center also reduces water demand by 60 percent, treating 15,000 gallons of wastewater and producing up to 9,000 gallons of high-quality reusable water daily. Both Water Conservation Centers return treated water to their municipal water treatment systems in a pretreated condition.

    Multiple locations also employ water conserving fixtures such as motion sensor faucets throughout their facilities.

  5. What is Manheim doing around energy management?

    In the fall of 2007, Manheim California partnered with Ice Energy to install eight Ice Bear® off-peak power rooftop air conditioning units. The Ice Bears generate ice at night to help cool the building during the day. The highly efficient system reduces the facility's energy costs by more than 25 percent.

    Manheim conserves energy by focusing on the outdoor lighting systems at many of its operating locations. Operations in Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Massachusetts and Virginia are using lower wattage exterior lamps with new control systems that allow the sites to either dim the fixtures to 50 percent or perform multi-fixture pole switching. These projects have saved more than 4 million KWh of energy per year.

    Manheim also is conserving energy by using variable frequency drives on air compressors. These drives take advantage of the natural fluctuations in the need for compressed air in the detail and body shop operations. At Manheim Atlanta, a variable frequency drive was installed on a 50-horsepower air compressor, and energy consumption was reduced by one-third.

  6. What is Manheim's alternative energy initiative?

    Manheim is taking advantage of solar energy solutions that capture the sun's radiant energy and convert it directly to electricity. Collectively, Manheim's solar projects prevent more than 970 tons of carbon from entering the environment. Our photovoltaic solar panel installations at Manheim Portland and Manheim New Jersey produce more than 1,375 MWh of energy annually. That's enough energy to power 125 average-size homes. Manheim Portland installed photovoltaic solar panels in February 2010. The 16,500-sq.-ft.-system covers the rooftop of the reconditioning facility and generates nearly 193 MWh of energy. It supplies up to 29 percent of the facility's energy use.

    Manheim New Jersey is home to our largest photovoltaic solar panel installations. A 42,000-sq.-ft. photovoltaic solar panel rooftop system installed on the facility's detail shop produces 136 MWh of electricity annually and generates 15 percent of the detail shop's electricity. The 104,000-sq.-ft. free-standing canopy of photovoltaic solar panels generates 52 percent of the energy consumed in the main auction facility by producing 1,048 MWh of energy annually.

    In addition, Manheim's solar thermal hot water installations at Manheim Phoenix and Manheim Georgia produce nearly 63 MWh of energy annually and supply hot water for their auto detail operations. Consisting of 24 solar thermal collectors and 1,700 gallons of solar hot water storage, Manheim Phoenix's project reduces annual energy costs for water heating and environmental impact by nearly 50 percent. Manheim Georgia's solar thermal hot water installation has 40 solar thermal collectors and 2,000 gallons of solar hot water storage. One of the largest solar thermal hot water installations in Georgia, the system reduces Manheim Georgia's annual energy costs and environmental impact by more than 50 percent.

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Our employees are what make Manheim the company it is - the largest and best automotive remarketing company in the world. Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. With 20,000 employees in 106 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world's leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. In 2012, Manheim handled nearly 8 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.

A subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, Manheim is transforming the wholesale vehicle buying and selling experience through investments in technology and innovative products and services. Manheim markets Simulcast, Simulcast Everywhere, OVE.com, NextGear Capital, Total Resource Auctions, Manheim Frontline, Ready Auto Transport, Manheim Consulting and other respected brands to the remarketing industry in 14 countries, including Australia, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

We have set the industry standard for buying and selling used vehicles at live auctions and online. We care about our employees, the environment and the communities we serve. From fundraising drives to tutoring kids after school to supporting long-term conservation efforts. Manheim and our employees are dedicated to protecting the environment and giving back to our communities

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Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.manheim.com
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors ADESA, Copart

Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. With 20,000 employees in 106 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. In 2012, Manheim handled nearly 8 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value.

A subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, Manheim is transforming the wholesale vehicle buying and selling experience through investments in technology and innovative products and services.

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