OREANDA-NEWS. April 26, 2016. Ally Financial, a leader in auto remarketing through its SmartLane product and SmartAuction platform, recently recognized its top performing auctions for 2015. Awards were given to auction houses around the country for performance, leadership and growth throughout the year. 

“The Ally team appreciates the effort and support provided by all of our auctions, without which we could not be successful.  We are pleased to congratulate this year’s winners, who consistently demonstrate the highest levels of service and dedication to our dealer customers,” said Jason Alba, senior director of remarketing for Ally.

SmartLane Auction of the Year: ABC St. Louis
The SmartLane Auction of the Year award winner for the fourth year in a row was ABC St. Louis, continuing its tradition of performance and commitment to service excellence. 

SmartLane is featured at participating physical auctions nationwide, and leverages Ally’s remarketing specialists to professionally represent and manage the auction sale process with the goal of maximizing net resale values for dealers and Ally. Dealers’ SmartLane vehicles are presented in the auction lane along with Ally vehicles, resulting in greater exposure for dealer units.

Leadership Auction of the Year: Columbus Fair Auto Auction 
Columbus Fair Auto Auction, of Columbus, Ohio was recognized for its top overall sales performance throughout the year. Columbus Fair Auto Auction is one of the largest independently-owned auto auctions in the country, and continues to yield exceptional operational results. 

The SmartAuction Independent Mid-Stream Auto Auction of the Year: Flint Auto Auction
Flint Auto Auction based in Flint, Michigan won SmartAuction’s Mid-Stream Auction of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year. Flint Auto Auction was the top seller of vehicles on SmartAuction among all the Independent auctions on the site. Flint Auto Auction was also awarded SmartAuction’s newest award, the Soaring Eagle Award, for selling more than a 1,000 vehicles in a year.

"Flint Auto Auction is well deserving of this award. They have done an outstanding job leveraging the SmartAuction platform over the years and providing the service excellence that our buyers and consignors have come to expect," said Steve Kapusta, vice president of dealership online services and remarketing at Ally. "We value their commitment to this business and look forward to another outstanding year.”

Highest SmartAuction Sales Percentage: North Shore Auto Auction
North Shore Auto Auction in Ipswich, MA was awarded the Highest Sales Percentage Award by an Independent Auto Auction on SmartAuction.  

Greatest Year-Over-Year Sales Growth:  ABC Detroit Toledo
ABC Detroit Toledo, based in Toledo, OH has been awarded SmartAuction’s Year-Over-Year Sales Growth Award for the greatest year over year growth in sales by an Independent Auto Auction on SmartAuction.  

For more information on Ally’s remarketing services, please visit www.ally.com/dealer/smartauction/

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About Ally Financial Inc. 
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading U.S. financial services company. Ally's automotive services business offers a full spectrum of financial products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, vehicle service contracts, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services, as well as a variety of insurance offerings, including inventory insurance, insurance consultative services for dealers and other ancillary products. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary and member FDIC, offers an array of deposit products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market accounts, IRA deposit products and interest checking. Ally's Corporate Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries.