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Copart becomes approved partner of IMDA

Specialist remarketing division, Copart Automotive, dedicated to the Fleet, Finance, Retail, and Rental sectors – has partnered with The Independent Motor Dealers Association (IMDA) to provide their members with access to Copart’s global online marketplace for the remarketing and disposal of used cars.


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IMDA members will also have access to dedicated account management support from our Copart Automotive team throughout the entire sales process to ensure speed of sale.

The Independent Motor Dealers Association was formed to provide independent used vehicle retailers and dealerships with support, representation, and ‘a voice’.

As an approved supplier, Copart can offer a wealth of benefits to IMDA members and provide the support they need to remarket (or dispose of) used vehicles with specific characteristics that make them more problematic through historic disposal channels.

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Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart, Automotive Sales Director at Copart said:

“We believe Copart will add great value to the IMDA and its members through our specialist remarketing and recycling services. Put simply, we can help realise significantly high returns, rapidly, on vehicles that can be more difficult to sell. We can provide one of the largest global online marketplaces for the remarketing and disposal of used cars, along with unrivalled dedicated account management support throughout the selling process.”

Finally reopening after months of closure, many dealerships, showrooms, car supermarkets, and traders will be seeking assistance to clear old stock and get their sales moving again and the Copart Automotive team is primed to help them.

Over the past year, Copart has provided consistency and stability to the automotive industry, remaining operational throughout due to their established and fully online auction, collection, and delivery services.

All vehicles from IMDA members will be promoted with their ‘Best Possible Light’ ethos in mind, using a range of specialist services including 360° imaging, valeting, vehicle grading, and more, to provide their buyers and sellers with the best possible value.

With thousands of Copart Members online in over 110 countries, Copart is confident they can provide the best value for vehicles that IMDA members have found somewhat problematic or challenging to sell. 

Mark Godfrey, Director of Copart Automotive said:

“We’re honoured to be named as an approved supplier for the IMDA, who apply very strict criteria when assessing any potential new partnerships, including the demonstration of shared ethics and morals.  We’re delighted to have been accepted and we look forward to helping IMDA members access our market-leading vehicle remarketing and recycling services.”

Umesh Samani, IMDA Chairman, added: 

“We are looking forward to working with Copart, who we feel can generate great returns for our members with problematic vehicles that are proving difficult to sell. Copart’s unique global marketplace for this profile of vehicle, alongside their wide range of specialist remarketing and recycling services, makes them a perfect partner for the IMDA.”



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Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.