DETROIT — Ally Financial recognized its top-performing auctions for 2013. Taking home top honors for the second year in a row was ABC St. Louis Auto Auction of East St. Louis, Ill.
“ABC St. Louis quickly established itself as a leading auction with Ally since we began working with them, and its commitment to service excellence hasn’t faltered,” said Robert Stahl, Ally servicing remarketing leader. “We’re proud to once again recognize their performance with the SmartLane Auto Auction of the Year award and look forward to future success this year.”
Second and third place finishes for the SmartLane award went to Dealers Auto Auction of Oklahoma City and Adesa Los Angeles, respectively.
Featured at participating physical auctions nationwide, SmartLane leverages Ally’s on-site remarketing specialists to professionally represent and manage the auction sale process with a goal of helping maximize resale values for dealers and Ally.
Additionally, Ally’s SmartAuction online wholesale auction site announced that the 2013 Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year Award winner went to Flint, Mich.-based Flint Auto Auction. It is the third consecutive award for Flint Auto Auction, which was the No. 1 seller of SmartAuction vehicles among all the auctions that work with the online auction site.
“The team at Flint Auto Auction really deserves this award. They have consistently done an outstanding job leveraging the SmartAuction platform and providing the service excellence that our buyers and consignors have come to expect,” said Steve Kapusta, Ally vice president of dealership online services. “We value their commitment and dedication and look forward to another great year in 2014.”
SmartAuction also named Pittsburgh Independent Auto Auction as the winner of its Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Award.