About us

ADESA provides wholesale vehicle auction solutions to professional car buyers and sellers. Our customers include:

  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Rental companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Fleet managers
  • Independent dealers
  • Franchise dealers

The ADESA Canada Executive Team

Canada
U.S.

We keep growing to serve you better

Since we entered the used vehicle marketplace in 1989, we’ve continued to grow and expand our product offerings. Our goal is to provide a simplified and seamless customer experience across our end-to-end vehicle remarketing services.

2019

  • Employs more than 11,000 people at more than 75 auction sites and corporate locations throughout North America

2016

  • Acquires Flint Auto Auction, strengthening Midwest footprint in key Detroit market
  • Invests approximately $40 million to develop most technologically advanced auction site and fill unmet need in Chicago
  • Expands into the UK with acquisition of online vehicle remarketer, GRS
  • Acquires eight sites from Brasher’s Auto Auctions, increasing footprint in three new states and enhancing buyer base in region
  • Acquires Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange, expanding footprint in robust Florida market

2015

  • Acquires DataScan Field Services, delivering comprehensive vehicle inspection services backed by innovative technology

2014

  • Offers dealer-to-dealer network earlier access to high-quality trade-ins through new TradeRev app

2011

  • Acquires industry-leading technology platform, OPENLANE, making sourcing, selling and off-lease processing faster and more cost efficient
  • Creates complete transportation solution by integrating auction locations with industry leader, CarsArrive Network
  • Provides software and data solutions for the recovery of assets through Recovery Database Network (RDN)
  • Streamlines vehicle tracking process at auction with acquisition of AuctionTrac

2008

  • Acquires leading provider of internet-based auction software, Live Global Bid, enhancing simulcast capabilities
  • Expands service offering with acquisition of Dent Demon, advanced paintless dent removal

1990s–2000s

  • Expands geographic footprint and enhance physical and online buyer bases with new auction locations

1989

  • Offers buyers and sellers a better wholesale vehicle auction solution with launch of two locations

Our Partners

ADESA is associated with the best partners in the auto remarketing industry to ensure you get the best experience and services out there. Our partners are always ranked top in the world.

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