Manheim has been offering more than 20 jobs at its new auction centre located in Charnwood Road.
HERE is the first picture of what the new commercial vehicle auction centre by Manheim in Shepshed will look like when it arrives in the town this January.
Last year, the company said it would invest a seven-figure sum into recommissioning the site which it last occupied in 2012 before the operation moved to a new multi-million pound facility in Bruntingthorpe.
The site was previously used as a car auction site and last sold commercial vehicles in 1989.
The decision has been made to auction off commercial vehicles following a period of significant growth in the company’s commercial vehicle auction volumes. The increase in commercial vehicles on UK roads has also increased largely due to the rapid growth in online shopping, driven by British consumers.
The company will also be introducing a new arrival process at the Shepshed auction centre, minimising the number of vehicle movements on site.
The vehicles will move from wash and valeting, through inspection and on to imaging before being parked ready for auction in one seamless flow.
While Manheim expects significant physical buyer footfall at Shepshed, which is just one mile from Junction 23 of the M1, it is expected that many of the commercial vehicles sold through the auction centre will be bought by online buyers.
The first van auction will be taking place on Monday, January 11.
The first fortnightly truck sale will take place on January 21 in the morning, along with the first monthly plant sale in the afternoon.”