Get to Know Copart, the Online Vehicle Auction Company

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Copart was founded in 1982 by Willis J. Johnson. Johnson started Copart with just one location in Vallejo, California, turning his passion and strong work ethic in to a multi-billion-dollar company.

Johnson took Copart public in 1994. Since then Copart’s growth has been unmatched. In 2002 we had established our 100th location in the United States. 2003 marked the year when Copart expanded internationally into Canada and in 2007 our first location opened in the United Kingdom.

Copart-HQThirty-five years later, Copart continues to grow. Today, we have over 200 locations in 12 countries and over 900,000 Members. We list around 125,000 vehicles daily on our website and employ more than 4,000 people worldwide, but Copart is more than just the global leader in the auto auction industry. We are a community partner. Our philanthropic efforts are as diverse as each of our locations.

Copart participates in raising money and generating awareness for local charities, foodbanks and shelters to company-wide participation in drives such as Toys for Tots. We give back to our communities and support causes that are making a difference in people’s lives.

In an effort to make our communities a safer place to live, Copart provides local law enforcement, fire departments and similar government agencies a safe training environment for drills and simulations. For example, our locations are used by agencies as a controlled environment for training K-9s to track narcotics and explosive devices.

Copart further supports communities by being one of the first on the scene when disaster strikes, employing an elite team of dedicated catastrophe relief experts who respond quickly and efficiently when needed most. Our teams work closely with insurance partners to pick up and process vehicles, assisting local individuals in getting their claims processed sooner, and playing an important role in the cleanup process for communities devastated by natural disaster.

Copart also strongly believes in practicing good corporate citizenship and social responsibility. Our company is committed to maintaining exceptionally clean and organized facilities and follows strict guidelines for the disposal of fluids and other waste. In just one year, Copart recycled over 32 tons of material, reduced greenhouse gases by 103 metric tons and saved nearly 4,000 gallons of oil. We also own more than 7,000 acres of land, taking pride and ensuring the land we own is well taken care of.

No matter how far Copart extends, the communities in which we conduct business will be, and continued to be, treated like home.

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