Our History

Copart India will soon start its first online auctions.

Members all over the world have come to Copart because of the extensive stock of vehicles available for bidding. Members can choose salvage and non-salvage vehicles including agricultural and plant, HGV’s, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and more. Becoming a Copart Member is easy. Please visit our How to Buy page for more information.

Copart sells vehicles for a variety of customers, including finance companies, banks, dealers, fleets, rental car companies and the insurance industry. With over 160 physical locations across several countries, we're sure to have a facility in your region—and likely even a short drive away! And if there's not a Copart location near you yet, stay tuned because we're adding new ones every year.

Copart was founded in 1982 by CEO Willis J. Johnson. Johnson with his entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic and passion for change, started Copart with just one salvage yard in California. In 1994, he took Copart public (NASDAQ: "CPRT"), raising the money needed to expand the company. The development of VB2, Copart's online auction system transformed Copart from a salvage vehicle auction company into a company offering a global remarketing platform that links buyers and Sellers around the world.

Copart's vision is to continually offer compelling, innovative and unique products and services, while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.