Aston Barclay extends its reach into the consumer car buying sector after acquiring The Car Buying Group (TCBG), one of the largest independent consumer car buying companies in the UK.
Neil Hodson, CEO of Aston Barclay, said: “Our senior management team has know and worked with TCBG for several years and we have admired what they have achieved whilst up against bigger corporate competitors. The acquisition is a perfect fit for the group as it provides us with extra volume and access to new technology, which we can offer to dealer and vendor customers. We will grow the business on a national basis over the coming years.”
Aston Barclay has developed a new auction briefing service for users of Alexa, the cloud-based digital assistant from online retail giant Amazon.
Customers can obtain details of the UK auction company’s programme by asking the digital assistant for a ‘flash briefing’, after setting up the auction alerts feature.