National Powersport Auctions has opened a new satellite facility in Portland, Ore., to supplement dealers in the Pacific Northwest and expand its footprint in the region, Vice President of Marketing Ryan Keefe told PowerSports Finance.
The satellite facility will act as a base to transfer units and vehicles throughout the Pacific Northwest, a region that NPA has been scouting for “a couple of years,” Keefe said. The new location is expected to cut down on transportation time for dealers in the area.
The Portland facility, NPA’s second satellite processing center, can accommodate as many as 300 units per month, NPA said in a press release. The 10,000 square foot building will offer condition reports and standard services, used to determine a vehicle’s condition, on site.
The facility officially opened on May 16 in coordination with the grand opening of the Sacramento, Calif., auction. “It is off to a much better start than we have expected,” Keefe said.
Additionally, the Portland facility will act as a collection hub, prepping vehicles for live auctions in Sacramento and for the NPA’s eSale platform, which allows dealers to supplement their inventories between monthly auctions with online bidding. The building won’t host live auctions.
“Our transportation and logistics team can now get units into Sacramento or any of our other six live auction centers quickly and economically,” Tony Altieri, NPA Director of Business Development, said in a press release. “This should appeal to all our current dealers and lenders, as well as those looking to do business with NPA.”
NPA’s other satellite facility, in Denver, has outgrown its location, and the company is looking to switch to a larger building, Keefe said.