ADESA UK collaborates with Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) to offer free digital remarketing services to dealers across Scotland


8 November 2021 ADESA UK has significantly boosted its presence in Scotland by joining the Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA), which will provide dealer members with free access to its digital remarketing services. 

From now SMTA members can post trade-outs and unwanted part-exchanges on the ADESA UPSTREAM platform free of charge. Members will also have free access to ADESA’s Intelligent Vehicle Inspection (IVI) service, the app-based tool which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically generate condition reports. 

This marks ADESA’s second strategic move in Scotland this year, following it partnering with Edinburgh-based QA Vehicle Solutions in March to provide defleeting services to corporate customers.  

The SMTA has strong representation across Scotland with over 1,400 member sites from sole traders right up to some of the biggest franchised groups in the UK. We’re delighted to be able to introduce its members to our digital-only remarketing platform,” said Eddie Thomson, ADESA UK’s Head of Business Development. 

“Our services will enable dealers to remarket cars while they continue to be displayed on their forecourts and websites, maximising their selling opportunities.”

“We’re confident we can sell these vehicles quickly for dealers on our digital platform and once they’re sold we can arrange onward transportation with one of our approved providers,” said Thomson. 

SMTA members will also be offered discounted bodywork repairs for vehicles using QA Vehicle Solutions’ defleeting facilities. 

We’re delighted to welcome ADESA UK as our latest remarketing member. We’re looking forward to working with them to offer our members free access to their cutting-edge digital remarketing platform and AI technology,” said Sandy Burgess, chief executive of the SMTA.   

With used stock in short supply, this move will open up a new wholesale channel to dealers across Scotland looking to replenish their forecourts and trade-out unwanted vehicles. 

ADESA UK, a subsidiary of KAR Global, is a specialist online vehicle remarketing provider for OEMs, fleet, and leasing companies and dealers, using a combination of industry expertise and cutting-edge digital technology to transform the way used vehicles are bought, sold, and processed.  


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About KAR 

KAR Auction Services, Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), provides sellers and buyers across the global wholesale used vehicle industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR Global’s unique end-to-end platform supports whole car, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of nearly 3.1 million units valued at over $40 billion through our auctions in 2020. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in about 75 countries. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, KAR Global has employees across the United States, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Mexico, Uruguay and the Philippines. For more information and the latest KAR Global news, go to and follow us on Twitter @KARspeaks. 


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