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Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification

Five ADESA Golden Gate Employees Earn VCI Certification


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Across all Volkswagen Credit, Inc. (VCI) locations in the United States, 18 people were recognized earlier this year for having completed the organization’s comprehensive training program. ADESA Golden Gate has five of these skilled specialists on staff. VCI’s training program combines online classes, instructor-led sessions and self-study segments designed for VW/Audi technicians, parts specialists and services...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2016


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Average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks. Retail used vehicle sales were flattish on a year-over-year basis and certified pre-owned sales were down. This limited the demand-side support for wholesale values receiving downward pressure from supply growth. Watch the...
5 Valuable YouTube Channels For Car Dealers

5 Valuable YouTube Channels For Car Dealers


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For car dealers who don’t have time to read every industry trend article, YouTube videos are a great way to hear about insights and commentary in a more engaging format. But with all the YouTube channels out there, it can be hard to find the ones relevant to car dealers. That’s why we created this...
ADESA New Jersey Gets Racing After 21 Years in Business

ADESA New Jersey Gets Racing After 21 Years in Business


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Last month, ADESA New Jersey marked 21 years in business. As part of their anniversary celebration, the team wanted to do something fun that would involve everyone on the staff—so they planned the First Annual Employee Pinewood Derby Race. A Pinewood Derby conjures up images of 8-year-old Cub Scouts learning to carve a car from...
Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips

Q&A with ADESA COO Paul Lips


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Paul Lips has seen a lot of changes in our industry since joining ADESA’s finance department 20 years ago. He’s worked in the office and in the trenches, and has a vast knowledge base about the auction, its processes and its customers. Recently, Paul shared some thoughts about the industry’s evolution and about his new...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for April 2016


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The traditional Spring tax-season market appeared to wane in April, as average wholesale prices rose only modestly on both a sequential and annual basis. As in previous months, drilling down into the data reveals softness due to supply growth that is not as evident in the top-line numbers. On a positive note, retail used vehicle...
Q&A with ADESA Montreal’s Simon Robitaille

Q&A with ADESA Montreal’s Simon Robitaille


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ADESA Montreal, with Simon Robitaille as general manager since 2011, has recently won numerous accolades from consignors and industry partners—Top Performer from Volkswagen Finance, Auction Quality Award from Ford of Canada, Auction of the Year from FCA and Best National Promotion from Element Fleet Management, to name just a few. So it should come as...
ADESA Canada Graduates Second Class of Auctioneers

ADESA Canada Graduates Second Class of Auctioneers


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Last spring, a group of 16 ADESA Canada employees became the first graduates of the ADESA-only class at the Canadian Auction College. Now, a group of eight has followed in their footsteps: Ronal Rao, fleet coordinator at ADESA Vancouver Binghao Feng, marketing coordinator at ADESA Vancouver Treyton Wolfe, sales at ADESA Saskatoon Monica Maddox, vehicle inspection team leader...
ADESA Completes Purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions

ADESA Completes Purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions


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With our purchase of Brasher’s Auto Auctions now complete, I would like to offer my warmest welcome to this addition to the ADESA company. Brasher’s is a leader among independent auctions, with a strong mix of commercial and dealer consignment customers. Along with increasing ADESA’s footprint with eight auctions in three new states, the addition of...