IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces a strategic partnership with Marhaba Cars Auction located in the United Arab Emirates. Marhaba Cars Auction is a leading provider of online and in-person vehicle auctions and related shipping services. Marhaba Cars Auction will manage IAA’s Auction Center in the city of Sharjah, UAE, a major hub of the country’s repairable vehicle trade.
As an official partner, Marhaba Cars Auction will leverage IAA’s technology to operate its auctions through the U.S.-patented AuctionNow™ bidding platform. Using this technology will help to maximize reach for sellers, as Marhaba Cars Auction’s inventory will integrate with IAA’s website. Marhaba Cars Auction listings also will leverage the market-leading IAA Interact™ merchandising platform, which gives buyers the detailed information they want at a glance. On the local level, Marhaba Cars Auction purchasing experts will provide support for buyers in the UAE seeking to research, bid, buy and transport vehicles from IAA auctions in North America.
“The newest IAA Auction Center and the extension of our AuctionNow bidding platform to the UAE demonstrate our ongoing commitment to building our global buyer network,” said John Kett, CEO and President of IAA. “We are excited about the long-term market opportunity in the UAE as well as the additional exposure of IAA’s brand to our growing buyer base in the Middle East.”
“Access to the IAA AuctionNow platform and superior merchandising tools will allow us to enhance and streamline the customer journey,” said Mujeb Amanzay, founder and CEO of Marhaba Cars Auction. “Our partnership with IAA and its innovative technology will make the process of researching, bidding and buying more efficient for our customers while increasing transparency, confidence and trust.”
A listing of preview days and sales days for Marhaba Cars Auctions and inventory may be found at www.iaai.com.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a global buyer base – located throughout over 170 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to multiple digital bidding and buying channels, innovative vehicle merchandising, and efficient evaluation services, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns. For more information visit IAAI.com, and follow IAA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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