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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...
ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level

ADESA Kansas City Takes Powersports to the Next Level


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After months of construction, the team at ADESA Kansas City was finally able to reveal the auction’s new powersports building. The much-anticipated first sale included nearly 250 units from both commercial accounts and dealers. Customers came from all over the country—California, Michigan, Cincinnati, Texas and Tennessee—to be part of this event, while a transportation assistance...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for March 2016


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Signs of the traditional Spring tax-season market appeared in March, as average wholesale prices rose both on an sequential and annual basis. Yet price softening driven by supply growth remains a visible undercurrent as totals and averages are broken down into model class, sale type and age buckets. Watch the latest Kontos Kommentary video below:...
ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews

ADESA Winnipeg to Host Charity Boat Auction for Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews


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Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews is known for captaining the ice. But off the ice, he captained a 1935 Cossey Replica boat. Now, he’s offering the keys to that vessel to one lucky bidder at an ADESA Winnipeg public auction on April 26. Proceeds will support the children’s charity, Variety Manitoba. ADESA Winnipeg has worked very...
Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson

Five Questions with ADESA Chicago General Manager Troy Peterson


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Last year, ADESA announced the groundbreaking of a new auction facility in the greater Chicago area. This announcement received fantastic feedback on social media and quickly became one of our most popular Overdrive blog posts ever. As we prepare for the opening of this exciting new ADESA location, I sat down with the new general...
ADESA Raises $128,000 on Behalf of Veterans at NADA 2016

ADESA Raises $128,000 on Behalf of Veterans at NADA 2016


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NADA 2016 has officially ended, and I’m so proud to say it was an incredible success for ADESA and its partners. During the conference, I had the opportunity to share some insight and knowledge with attendees about how dealers can reduce risk on their pre-owned inventory, and maximize profitability using data analytics. Dealers are always...