Manheim Recognized with Dealers’ Choice Awards for Eighth Consecutive Year

Traditional Auction and OVE.com honored in two categories

ATLANTA, GA – April 5, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Continuing to prove that Manheim is the top solution for remarketing dealers seeking quality inventory, Manheim and OVE.com were recently named recipients of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine’s 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards. OVE.com received the Diamond award, the highest honor, for the Online Auctions-Purchasing Inventory category, and Manheim received the Platinum Award for the Auction Companies-Traditional category.

The aptly named Dealers’ Choice Awards recognize the top vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry, as voted by dealers and dealership employees. This is the eighth year Auto Dealer Monthly has held the Dealers’ Choice Awards. Manheim has received a top placement for the Traditional category every year since the award’s inception, while OVE.com has received honors in the Online Auctions category for seven consecutive years.

“It is a significant honor to be recognized by our customers every year,” said Susie Heins, vice president of dealer sales at Manheim. “Manheim continues to focus on helping our dealers succeed and become more profitable. It is exciting to know that dealers recognize the value we deliver.”

This year 48 awards were presented to 40 companies in 21 distinctive product and service categories. Dealers and dealership personnel rated providers in four areas: 1) product or service provided, 2) customer support and service, 3) overall value for dollars spent and 4) whether the dealer would recommend the provider.

“The Dealers’ Choice Awards bring some well-deserved recognition to the outstanding products and services dealerships rely on every day, and I can’t think of a better honor for an allied industry than to be chosen for an award by their own customers — dealers and dealership personnel,” said Harlene Doane, editor of Auto Dealer Monthly. “At Auto Dealer Monthly, we consider it a great honor to be able to recognize some of the best vendors and finance companies in the industry. Manheim should be extremely proud of the job they do for dealers.”

“We have a long history of listening to and collaborating with our customers to explore new opportunities to innovate our products and services,” said Amy Mills, senior director, product strategy for Manheim Digital. “We appreciate this recognition and will continually strive to create high-impact solutions that drive value for our customers.”

The complete list of winners, as well as any provider or finance company rated higher than the group average score in any category, and the feature article about the 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards is published in the April 2012 issue of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine. It is available at  http://autodealermonthly.epubxp.com/read/account_titles/158951

About Manheim (www.manheim.com)

Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 113 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Drawing from its auction transaction volume, Manheim Consulting publishes the annual Used Car Market Report, the definitive source of data for the used car industry. Manheim Consulting offers a wide range of services including custom analytics, business optimization and macro economic analysis.

Manheim is the online vehicle remarketing leader, connecting buyers and sellers to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace through its extensive in-lane and digital offerings. Manheim.com receives nearly 900,000 visits each week.

Additionally, Manheim offers services including reconditioning, certification, inspections, dealer financing, title management and marshaling, among others. Through its wide array of services and technologies, industry publications, customer support and educational offerings, Manheim gives its customers maximum control over how they buy and sell vehicles, helping them to conduct business in the most efficient way possible. Worldwide, the company handles nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions worth more than $50 billion in value.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.

About Auto Dealer Monthly, LLC

Auto Dealer Monthly is the day-to-day resource for automotive dealerships of all sizes. It is known for offering business solutions to dealers by providing information necessary to make wise decisions regarding products, services or process changes in daily operations. Auto Dealer Monthly is also the publisher of Auto Dealer Monthly magazine and creator of SpecialFinanceInsider.com and AutoDealerPeople.com.

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