WHITESTOWN, IN – September 28, 2015 – Vroom (www.vroom.com), the largest online pre-owned car retailer, today announced that it has leased a 501,120 square-foot facility in Whitestown, Indiana, and will begin renovations and tenant improvements immediately. The new reconditioning and fulfillment center near Indianapolis is Vroom’s second facility, which will help meet fast-growing customer demand, along with the current location near Dallas, Texas. It will also allow 24-hour delivery of cars to more than 50 million potential customers within a 300-mile radius.
“We’re looking forward to expanding our reconditioning and fulfillment operations, and we think the Indianapolis area is the perfect place for us to have a presence, right at the crossroads of America,” said Allon Bloch, CEO of Vroom. “This new location will improve our customers’ car buying experience even further, as we work toward the goal of reducing our national delivery timeline to just 24 hours.”
The facility will open in December and will be able to recondition, store and deploy 2,500 cars, as part of Vroom’s “supremely certified” reconditioning process, which is used on all cars that it sells. Every vehicle goes through a 126-point inspection process by a master technician, which includes everything from tires to paint quality, and all cars are fully reconditioned to ensure they’re in the best shape possible. Vroom is planning to initially hire about 100 local workers in the Whitestown area, particularly with auto repair and logistics experience, but will eventually grow to a local team of 300 employees. The company currently has 140 employees in Texas and New York City.
“Indiana stands out across the country as an automotive leader,” said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. “Whether it’s our state’s auto assembly facilities, their hundreds of Hoosier suppliers or innovative companies like Vroom, cars and trucks across the United States keep finding their way through Indiana.”
The company was represented by the brokerage firm, JLL (NYSE: JLL) for the site selection and the lease negotiations with Prologis. KSM Location Advisors, part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Network, worked with Vroom to negotiate state and local incentives.
“Vroom brings an innovative business model to Whitestown and its convenient, consumer-friendly approach to car sales online makes it exactly the type of employer we want to establish and grow here,” said Molly Whitehead, Executive Director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation. “We look forward to seeing Vroom’s success and integration with the Boone County community.”
Founded in 2013, Vroom is already the largest online car store in the U.S. By combining technology with deep automotive industry acumen, Vroom is turning buying and selling cars into an enjoyable process, instead of a chore. It enables customers to easily find impeccably refurbished, pre-owned cars at no-haggle prices below market value, with free delivery to their doorsteps. Plus, the company provides a 7-day money back guarantee, no questions asked return policy, and a 90-day bumper-to-bumper warranty, coupled with free shipping nationwide.
Vroom is the largest online car store in the U.S. It is the only company that helps customers save time, hassle and money by bringing all three aspects of the car buying process – buying, financing and selling – online in an easy, transparent and affordable way. Vroom offers thousands of high quality, refurbished, pre-owned vehicles with free delivery to customers’ doors nationwide. Vroom was founded by experienced tech startup veterans and automotive industry experts, and the company is based in New York and Dallas. For more information, visit Vroom.com.