One of the Largest Copart Facilities Calls Lexington County Home
What would you say if someone told you a unique car-buying option available to customers around the world, and one of the company’s largest facilities is right here in Lexington County and has been for the past 22 years?
You would probably be surprised. But it’s true.
Copart, which provides a virtual auction platform with access to over 75,000 salvage and clean title vehicles on a daily basis, has over 160 facilities in eight countries, and the fifth-largest one calls Lexington County home.
“Our facility was the first Copart in South Carolina,” general manager Kevin Bond said. “Locating in the Lexington area gave us the ability to be centrally located within the state to better serve our customer base.”
Copart currently has two locations in the state, one in Gaston and one in Greer, with more locations potentially on the horizon.
“There is a strong possibility of additional locations within South Carolina as our business grows,” said Bond, who also indicated Copart is actively expanding into two more countries within 2015.
Copart’s virtual platform “provides a global base for vehicle exposure with over one million vehicle searches daily,” according to Bond. “It gives our customers the ability to bring their vehicle to our local facility and have customers in multiple countries bidding against each other to purchase it!”
The vehicles are available for purchase to anyone with a valid dealer’s license, and the company sells a vehicle every five seconds.
The Gason facility employs 40 associates between the main yard and the sub lot, according to Bond, who said the job is very gratifying.
“I get to meet and interact with so many interesting local people,” Bond said. “We are an international company with a diverse, multi-cultural customer base – it is always refreshing to shake hands with the guy down the street who has been buying cars from us for 20 years.”
You can get more information about Copart by calling (803) 794-3252, or by visiting www.copart.com. The business can also be found on Facebook at Copart (Auction House-Automotive), and you can follow @Copart on Twitter.