Company's largest Moerdijk auction of 2011 sets new site record for
MOERDIJK, The Netherlands, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers (NYSE & TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial
auctioneer, sold more than €33 million (US$44 million) of equipment and
trucks at a two-day unreserved public auction held at its permanent
auction site in Moerdijk, The Netherlands on November 24 & 25, 2011.
Ritchie Bros. (www.rbauction.com) registered more than 1,300 bidders from almost 70 countries, including
575 online bidders that purchased €5.7 million (US$7.5 million) of
equipment—a new site record.
The auction featured almost 2,500 used and unused industrial equipment
items and trucks that are utilized in construction, transportation,
agriculture, mining, material handling and other industries. The items
were sold on behalf of over 340 consigning customers.
"The large selection of equipment featured in this Moerdijk auction
attracted more than 1,300 on-site and online bidders from countries all
over the world," said Guylain Turgeon, Managing Director EMEA, Ritchie
Bros. Auctioneers. "Bidders actively competed for the items online
through our website and in person at the Moerdijk auction site. In
these last weeks of the year, many companies are evaluating their
fleets and choosing to sell equipment in our auctions. They appreciate
the certainty of the unreserved Ritchie Bros. auction model because it
helps them to sell their surplus assets to an international crowd of
bidders on auction day."
Ritchie Bros. will conduct more than 30 auctions worldwide before the
end of 2011, including five more auctions in Europe and the Middle
OCANA, SPAIN - December 1 & 2
ATHENS, GREECE - December 6 (will be simulcast live at the Caorso
CAORSO, ITALY - December 6 & 7
ST AUBIN SUR GAILLON, FRANCE - December 8
DUBAI, UAE - December 13 & 14
Visit www.rbauction.com for complete auction and equipment listings. People interested in
selling or buying equipment at an upcoming Ritchie Bros. auction can
find their representative at www.rbauction.com/contact.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to
on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie
Bros. offers services that enable the world's builders to easily and
confidently exchange equipment. The Company conducts hundreds of
unreserved public auctions each year, selling a broad range of used and
unused equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction,
transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry,
petroleum and marine industries. Ritchie Bros. has over 110 locations
in more than 25 countries, including 43 auction sites worldwide. The
Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com.
PHOTOS FOR MEDIA USE: High-resolution photos from the Moerdijk auction
and other Ritchie Bros. auctions can be downloaded for use from www.rbauction.com/photos.
SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Alexander Ypeij, Communications Specialist Europe, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Tel: +31.765.242.600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or - Guylain Turgeon, Managing Director EMEA, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Tel: +31.65.311.7658 or email: email@example.com