Paragon extends Vauxhall relationship

Paragon has extended its relationship with General Motors UK Ltd t/a Vauxhall in a new long-term contract.

As the sole provider of vehicle refurbishment to the manufacturer, Paragon will refurbish over 30,000 vehicles a year.

The renewal of the contract will lead to further investment at Paragon’s Corby site as its facilities are expanded and upgraded. Paragon has also been appointed to handle logistics for vehicles delivered out of the site to Vauxhall dealers.

Paragon has a 10 year relationship with Vauxhall that has seen a number of innovations developed to create efficiencies in the de-fleet process. The company’s own fleet management system, iSight will be deployed on the contract, and will enable real time access to inventories to ensure the efficient management of vehicles.

Commenting on the contract, Toni Sozzo, Vauxhall Motors’ national used car sales manager said, ‘Paragon continue to prove an efficient partner for our used vehicle supply chain. They share our passion for innovation and continually strive to improve the service they provide.’

Paragon is the UK’s largest supplier of end of life and PDI services for vehicle manufacturers, handling over 750,000 vehicles last year.

Commenting on the development Mike Pilkington, managing director at Paragon Automotive said, ‘Vauxhall is one of our largest customers and we’ve put a focus on quality and innovation at the heart of this partnership. The contract will see our team use the latest production methods and technology to ensure the seamless delivery and transport of over 30,000 vehicles a year, through our operation in Corby.’