G3 Vehicle Auctions has launched a fleet of six specialist multi-car transporters in the first phase of logistic expansions.
The initial half a million-pound investment of three 21 plate DAF CF340 six-car transporters is set to accommodate its vendor roster and their use of G3’s strategic network across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The strategic acquisition will help deliver improved efficiencies in vehicle movements, customer service delivery and commercial economics, said G3.
Steve Morton, transport manager at G3 Vehicle Auctions, said: “We are all excited to welcome this fleet into the business and we have already received plenty of great feedback from customers in the first week of operating.
“The addition of these impressive new trucks, alongside the new drivers and myself to the team is just the start of the expansion plans the company have for the future and being based out of this fantastic new auction centre in the centre of the UK shows how G3 are perfectly placed to serve the whole of the UK with ease.”
Each vehicle features sleeper cabs and are fitted with four Brigade 4G-live cameras.
The second phase of the fleet will see multiple two-vehicle transporters added, which are currently in production and due to be delivered to G3 in the coming weeks, the company said.
These units, along with the new six-cars all have winch capability allowing all vehicle types to be recovered without the need to utilise third party suppliers, G3 said.
To oversee the expansion of the logistics team, a transport manager has been recruited in the shape of Steve Morton, who joins G3 having spent more than 25 years running a significant transporter fleet for the UK’s largest auction company.
G3 said it will also be welcoming 10 new team members into the business.
This outlay further assists the business in reaching its target of 50,000 vehicles a year passing through its new G3 Castleford centre.
Having invested over £12m in the facility which opened in January 2021, the 14-acre vehicle marketplace combines both digital and physical operations.