Copart Germany’s First Major Catastrophe

Copart Germany experienced their first major catastrophe event last month when unprecedented flooding washed through several towns and cities in West Germany, producing several thousand insurance assignments.

Steve West and Alden Underhill from the Global Business Processes Team were first on the ground to assist in processing flood vehicles, helping prepare local yard infrastructure to handle increased volumes, equipment, and staff. Additional team members from the UK included: Rob Brown, Jim Chalmers, Gary Chant, Tony Ashfield, Gary Appleby, and from Spain: Eric Manas and Valentin Villarroel who soon arrived to provide additional support, along with Gunner Rice from the U.S. Catastrophe Team.
This event demonstrated Copart’s ability to quickly leverage global assets and talent to heed the call of our customers.


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