Simulcast Goes Down Under

Manheim Australia and New Zealand has become the latest market to launch Simulcast 2, with colleagues in Adelaide the first to hold an auction using the technology on September 22nd.

With trucks, plant and machinery going under the hammer, it was certainly a good test of Simulcast's capabilities and the great news is that of the 206 vehicles offered, 79 received an online bid and 28 were sold to online buyers.

Liz Bailey, Head of Online commented: "I want to say how amazing it is that miles really don't matter, what matters is the teamwork - there has been some phenomenal teamwork between IT and Operations colleagues in the UK and Australia, as well as the whole Kingfisher team to ensure that this has been a glitch free launch." 

Sydney were next to follow with a successful launch on September 29th. The roll out will continue throughout October with over 30 auction lanes scheduled for installation.

Ian Fisher, MD of Kingfisher Systems commented: "The Adelaide and Sydney launches are the culmination of two years intense planning and development. This roll out is the biggest we have undertaken since the UK launch of Simulcast in 2013. The last 12 months have seen us deploy systems to Thailand, Brazil, Turkey and Australasia providing us with a truly global presence.”

 

Australia Rollout