New Year 2021 Message from the CEO

1st January 2021

Dear Valued Customer,

In the first instance we trust you had a safe Christmas period and hopeful of a prosperous New Year 2021.

In the last 24 hours we have received notification from the National Association of Motor Auctions that we will be open for business across the group at both Rockingham and Belfast for the initial period to monitor the operational performance in the short term with the aim to continue to supply quality used vehicles from our corporate partners, technical services, logistical movements and compound management solutions. 

For clarity Rockingham which is currently tier 4 will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021 and operate the first corporate fleet and LCV sale event on Tuesday 12th January at 10am in a digital online format only with collection of vehicles by prior arrangement or alternatively PurpleRock Logistics can deliver direct to your dealership. 

We are also delighted to announce that Rockingham will hold its inaugural Toyota & Lexus Remarketing sale event on Thursday 21st January 2021 at 10.30am featuring a selection of 300 quality vehicles as yet to be confirmed if digitally online or potentially through the auction lanes given we drop into tier 3 once again. 

Belfast will reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2021 with the desire to commence sale events for dealer part exchange vehicles on Monday 11th January 2021 at 6pm and corporate fleet on Thursday 14th January 2021 at 10am featuring over 500 vehicles and LCV's from our corporate partners, we will keep you updated with developments. 

Finally the Brexit position has been dealt however we await firm notification on the margin car element from NAMA very soon and the ramifications for the Northern Ireland region. In reference to logistics from Rockingham we have all the relevant documentation in position to move vehicles swiftly in the new era direct to the NI purchasers and don't expect any issues regarding the speed of service. 

I trust my update covers the current position however we are working with a moving target therefore any changes will be confirmed as soon as we are advised by NAMA. 

In the meantime please do enjoy the New Year from the safety of your own home and raise a glass for 2021! 

Finally stay safe and remember your business is our business during this unprecedented time, thank you for the continued support! 

Best Regards 
Michael Tomalin 
CEO City Aution Group