Geelong industrial auction facility grows

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers will celebrate the opening of its new 2489 square metre auction building on 19 March, 2013. Company officials and local dignitaries will cut the official ribbon during a mid-morning ceremony in the main auction theatre.

More than 800 heavy equipment items and trucks will then go under the hammer in the Grand Opening auction, with more items to be added daily. This auction will start at 8:00am on 19 March.

All items will be sold unreserved to the highest bidders on auction day, regardless of price.

?We have been conducting auctions in Geelong since 2009 and are proud to offer our customers a new state of the art auction facility,? said Warwick Mackrell, vice president sales for Ritchie Bros Auctioneers.

?The site was made with the purpose of making it as easy as possible for contractors to buy and sell equipment locally, across all of Australia and to markets around the world from this one location.

?And, as with all our unreserved auctions, we are open to the public so we invite everyone to come and check out the auction and the great selection of featured equipment.?

The company?s Geelong auction site now covers more than 40 acres and is located on O?Briens Road, less than an hour?s drive west of Melbourne. The new auction building has a registration area, a 670-seat main auction theatre where items are brought over a ramp in front of the seated crowd while being sold. There is also a 500-seat capacity virtual ramp theatre, where items are shown on a screen while being sold.

Equipment highlights in the auction include hydraulic excavators, crawler tractors, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks, graders, mobile crushers and screens and road trucks.

Source: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

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