is an automobile auction company. It is the largest one in the world by volume of trade. As a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded in Dayton, Ohio, United States, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. He was the Democratic candidate for the President of the United States in the election of 1920...
, Inc., Manheim provides services including financing, title work, transportation, recovery, auto body repair, dealership management systems, dent repair and remarketing technology. They use online tools to connect buyers and sellers around the globe.
The original Manheim Auto Auction was founded in 1945 by Jake Ruhl, Paul Stern, B.Z. Mellinger, and Art Walters. Their first sale ran three cars and sold just one. By 1959 Manheim Auto Auction was the largest auto auction in the world. Cox entered the auto auction business in 1968 by purchasing its namesake company, the Manheim Auto Auction, in Manheim, Pennsylvania
Manheim is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,784 at the 2000 census.-General information:*ZIP code: 17545*Area code: 717*Education: Manheim Central School District and Manheim Central High School-History:...
. Manheim is now the highest volume operator of wholesale auto auctions in the world with 130 locations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Their flagship and original location, Manheim Pennsylvania is the largest auto auction in the world, with 33 lanes for the sale of cars. This auction also boasts the largest automotive reconditioning center in the United States.
Cox Enterprises owns Cox Auto Trader, one of the world’s leading providers of online and print automotive consumer information.
Manheim sold Dent Wizard, a nationwide mobile auto reconditioning service.
Manheim owns Manheim Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township PA.