First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new UK auction site with an unreserved public equipment auction on 18 September, 2012.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the morning of the auction to officially mark the opening of the Canadian firm’s new Donington Park, central England base. The auction, which starts at 9am, features a range of heavy plant equipment, tractors, trucks and items used in the construction, agriculture, material handling and other industries. All items will be sold to the highest bidders without minimum bids or reserve prices—bids can be made in person at the auction site, online in real time at www.rbauction.com
or by proxy.
Guylain Turgeon, managing director EMEA, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: “At Ritchie Bros., we’ve welcomed customers from the UK at our auctions since the early days and have seen a steady stream of buyers and sellers coming to us over the last few decades. The UK has always been an important market for us and we’re excited to have established a centrally-located site where several auctions can be held throughout the year.”
On 17 April this year, Ritchie Bros. held its first auction in Donington Park, which attracted 620 online and on-site bidders from close to 50 countries. More than 670 plant equipment items and trucks were sold to the highest bidders during the one-day auction, with close to 60% of the equipment being sold to bidders from outside the UK.
More than 270 items are currently listed for the September grand opening auction with more items to be added in the coming weeks. People interested in selling equipment, trucks or tractors in the auction should contact Ritchie Bros. at +44 132 731 1223.