Fleet users of the 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform can now
dispose of cars and vans through real time "live" online auctions held by CD
The new integrated link also means that 1link users can access CD’s full
range of back office facilities including vehicle movement, storage,
inspections, photography and preparation.
Ken Trinder, head of business development at epyx, the company behind 1link,
explained: "This represents a key new addition to the disposal routes
available to fleets that use 1link for defleeting. CD Auction’s ‘live’
online sales are very popular and are used by many major fleets for selling
and by a wide range of dealers for buying."
CD Auction Group managing director Roger Woodard added: "1link Disposal
Network has been rapidly gathering in momentum in the last couple of years
and now has a very wide user base among major fleets. We believe that having
access through the platform to this comnmunity of fleet managers will see an
increased amount of high quality, ex-fleet stock disposed of through our
The CD Auctions integration follows an announcement in February by epyx that
1link Disposal Network could be used to sell vehicles to dealers at a
variety of live independent auctions including Aston Barclay, Fleet Auction
Group, Scottish Motor Auctions and Wilsons.
In January, epyx also introduced a new iPhone app that enables dealers to
buy from 1link Disposal Network almost anywhere.
Trinder added: "The last few months have seen several major advances made on
the platform. Fleets can now choose to sell direct to traders online at a
fixed price, through a timed auction, through a live auction or through
traditional, physical auctions."
Used by major fleets such as leasing companies to sell stock to used car and
van dealers, 1link Disposal Network forms a component in the 1link
cradle-to-grave e-commerce vehicle life cycle which includes e-commerce
platforms covering vehicle procurement, service and maintenance, taxation