Insurance Auto Auctions Increases Presence In Austin
Published August 13, 2015 - Written by IAA, Inc
WESTCHESTER, Illinois, August 13, 2015 – Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), a business unit of KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), and the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company, today announced the recent expansion of its Austin branch. The facility, now comprising 57 acres, offers IAA buyers and sellers an improved auction experience.
IAA relocated its Austin branch in July 2012 to the current location, which initially spanned 37 acres and featured two covered run-and-drive lanes and 250 feet of covered motorcycle and high-value vehicle storage area. The recent expansion of 20 acres, completed this month, gives IAA more versatility in providing quality service and increased production to a higher volume of customers.
“Our expansion in Austin is exciting for several reasons,” said John Kett, IAA president and CEO. “The growth of our state-of-the-art facility provides more storage area and further enhances our unparalleled auction experience by providing our loyal customers a greater inventory of vehicles from which to choose. It also gives IAA additional capacity to handle catastrophe (CAT) situations in the Austin area, helping the community more efficiently recover from disasters.”
As part of IAA’s continued commitment to its environmental philosophy, the Austin site expansion incorporates enhanced sustainability features, including water reclamation technology for irrigation, recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt.
IAA’s unmatched operational expertise helps to provide end-to-end solutions and standardized quality assurance practices. IAA buyers have access via their mobile devices and can bid on up to eight auctions at a time. The IAA Auction Center offers auctions in six languages including: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Polish and Russian. An estimated 30 percent of IAA’s vehicles are sold and exported to foreign countries, which further strengthens its philosophy of choice and flexibility with “anywhere” access and mobile technology.
Auction sales will be held on the facility on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. CT. The IAA-Austin address is 2191 State Hwy in Dale, Texas, and the telephone number is 512-321-8075.
Jeanene O’Brien SVP, Global Marketing and Communications
About IAA, Inc.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes more than 2.5 million vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago, IL, IAA has over 3,600 talented employees and over 190 facilities throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA provides a broad range of services to insurers, fleet and rental companies, rebuilders, charity organizations and financing companies that dramatically reduce the cycle time of selling a vehicle with a focus on delivering the highest economic returns. Buyers have access to the industry’s most-innovative vehicle evaluation and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience.
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