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BCA sets new annual sales record

For the first time on record, BCA has sold a million vehicles in the UK in one year.  The record fell during the 1,000 vehicle BMW Mega Sale staged at BCA’s Perry Barr remarketing centre held in March.

The one-millionth vehicle was a 16-plate MINI John Cooper Works 2.0 230 sold by BMW Group, that realised £19,100.  The Mega Sale itself was a huge success, offering and selling 1,028 vehicles both in-lane and online for BMW Group for a 100% conversion and over £11 million in sale proceeds. 

Stewart Hodges, BMW Group Remarketing Operations Manager said, “We are delighted that the one millionth vehicle sold by BCA over the past year is a BMW Group vehicle.  We have a longstanding and very successful remarketing partnership with BCA and this exceptional result underlines the support for the BMW/MINI brand from BCA’s buyers.  Every aspect of the sale was well planned and executed, and the team at BCA Perry Barr pulled out all the stops to ensure our vehicles were prepared and presented to the very highest standards.”

Of the one million vehicles sold by BCA over the past year, over 900,000 were cars, with the balance represented by light commercial vehicles, motorcycles, caravans and motorhomes, taxis, minibuses and small volumes of trucks, trailers, plant and agricultural equipment.

The majority of vehicles sold by BCA are purchased by buyers physically in the auction hall, but a significant 28% are bought by professional online buyers, bidding remotely in real time from a computer or smart device.

BCA Chief Commercial Officer, Craig Purvey commented “Not only have we delivered a record breaking volume performance over the past financial year, but we continue to make significant progress enhancing the customer experience at BCA.”

“We have put the customer at the heart of our business, continually improving customer services and bringing new solutions to the market.” 

“We have won or retained significant levels of business across the dealer, contract hire and leasing segments and maintained our position as the most comprehensive source of used stock for professional buyers.”

With a UK network of 24 centres covering from Scotland to the South-West, BCA is integral to the UK motor industry. As the UK (and Europe’s) largest vehicle marketplace, BCA helps sellers and buyers alike with a complete range of vehicle buying and selling services, as well as a raft of complementary services such as logistics, storage and vehicle refurbishment.  No-one offers a greater selection and diversity of vehicles or more ways to source and buy, which is why BCA is the first choice for franchise dealers, independent dealers and car supermarkets when looking for stock. 

BCA Automotive operates the largest fleet of vehicle transporters in the UK with over 800 vehicles, delivering 2.2 million vehicles annually alongside a further 560,000 single vehicle moves carried out by BCA Logistics.   The company operates over 600 acres of de-fleet sites that manage over 1 million vehicles a year.  From technical and logistics services for new vehicles, refurbishment, storage and logistics for the growing used sector and the core remarketing and auction operation, BCA offers the economies of scale and diversity of services to meet the needs of an impressive portfolio of customers.