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KAR Auction Services Expands Globally With UK Acquisition

KAR Auction Services Expands Globally With UK Acquisition


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We’re continually looking for new opportunities to grow our business and innovative ways to serve both new and existing customers. I’m pleased to announce the acquisition of HBC Vehicle Services, located in Canvey Island, England. HBC Vehicle Services specializes in salvage vehicle auctions and related services. They have more than 50 years of experience with...
General Motors Recognizes ADESA Minneapolis for Quality and Experience

General Motors Recognizes ADESA Minneapolis for Quality and Experience


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It is always an honor to receive an award from one of our customers, but even more so when it recognizes the hard work and dedication of an entire auction team. Recently the auction team at ADESA Minneapolis was named by General Motors as the 2014 Auction of the Year award. This annual award from...
Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago

Coming Soon to the Windy City: ADESA Chicago


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ADESA is coming to the Windy City. We’re excited to announce the development of a new whole car auction facility. Named ADESA Chicago, the site will give us a strong local presence in the nation’s third largest metropolitan area. Identifying opportunities for strategic growth is always a priority. The investment in an ADESA auction facility...
ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions

ADESA Grows with DataScan and Pittsburgh Auto Auction Acquisitions


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ADESA is committed to making investments to benefit our customers and our industry. Following that commitment, we’ve recently made two acquisitions. Our subsidiary, AutoVIN, has signed an agreement to acquire the vehicle inspection business from DataScan Field Services. This will allow us to provide faster service and higher quality data. Accurate and timely field inspections...
Keith Crerar Named Vice President of Dealer Services Division

Keith Crerar Named Vice President of Dealer Services Division


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We are pleased to announce that Keith Crerar will now head the dealer services division of ADESA. Keith has an impressive track record in sales management and will lead the team to new heights. We are committed to investing in the people and resources necessary to best support our customers, which includes having the right...
ADESA Business Highlights from 4th Quarter 2014

ADESA Business Highlights from 4th Quarter 2014


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The past few months have been very productive at ADESA, and I wanted to share a few highlights with you. Our commitment to new technology continues with our 50 percent acquisition of TradeRev. We already have feet on the ground in the U.S. and have integrated AFC and CarsArrive on the TradeRev platform. We will...
ADESA Celebrates 25 Years With 25 Good Deeds

ADESA Celebrates 25 Years With 25 Good Deeds


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Achieving 25 years in business is an incredible milestone. In the last two and a half decades, ADESA has grown across North America. Along the way, our employees have never lost their focus on always giving back to their local communities. To mark ADESA’s 25th anniversary we are celebrating in a unique way: by doing...
ADESA Lexington Celebrates 2014 Chase Cup Recognition

ADESA Lexington Celebrates 2014 Chase Cup Recognition


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To earn the Chase Cup for Auction Excellence, it takes all aspects of the auction working together all year long. And that’s what the team at ADESA Lexington did to earn this year’s honor. In addition to regional honors, ADESA Lexington was named the winner of the Best National Auction Performance at the 16th annual...
Reflecting on the 2014 NAAA Annual Convention

Reflecting on the 2014 NAAA Annual Convention


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I recently attended the 2014 National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Annual Convention in Boston, hometown of NAAA President and ADESA Boston General Manager Jack Neshe. There were other Boston connections throughout the convention as well, including Michael Chambers, who is a familiar face at ADESA Boston, winning this year’s Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award, as...