Jan 27

New Bristol Site Set to Open

Before I delve into our exciting expansion news, I want to look back at several innovative products IAA introduced in 2021 that ultimately benefit our clients, including:

  • IAA AuctionNow™ – True bidding experience that drives significantly higher sale proceeds.
  • Payit™ by NatWest, a fast, safe and secure mobile transaction and digital payment solution.
  • IAA Interact merchandising platform—featuring IAA 360 View™, high-definition photos, IAA Engine Starts™ video, and IAA Key Image™—combines extensive imagery and information to build buyer trust, create a more competitive bidding environment, and provide strong proceeds for UK motor insurers.

Now for the expansion news: I am excited to announce our continued investment and expansion programme in the UK with the addition of IAA Bristol. IAA’s newest site will be located in Avonmouth, on the outskirts of Bristol. It will offer easy motorway access to the M5 and the M4. IAA Bristol will capture instructions from the surrounding areas including South Wales, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bath.

IAA Bristol will be our main site in the region. This new facility is 22-acres and was previously used for new car storage.  IAA employees will staff this full-service facility, offering regular auctions, full-service delivery, and collections.

We are in the final phases of construction, with office space near completion. We expect the facility will be fully operational by the end of Q1 2022. IAA Bristol is an excellent location for IAA and its customers as it fits our growth strategy, will reduce the miles driven by our trucks, and, in turn, reduce our carbon footprint.

IAA has much planned for 2022 and I cannot wait to share more news with you in the coming months.