Auctioneer Ritchie Bros. moves its UK base to Maltby

Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. has moved its UK auction site and office to a leased location in Maltby, Rotherham; auctions, which are attended by bidders from around the world in person and online, will be held at the former Maltby colliery.

“We’re extremely proud and excited about moving to this new, unique location,” said Rupert Craven, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Ritchie Bros. “The Maltby colliery and region have a long, rich heritage. With our auctions and events at this new site, we look forward to becoming part of the Maltby community, contributing to the local economy and industrial spirit.”

Ritchie Bros. was founded in British Columbia, Canada in 1958 as a family-owned auction company. In 1987, the Company moved to Europe, holding its first European auction in the UK. Ritchie Bros. has held dozens of auctions in the UK since, helping hundreds of businesses buy and sell machinery, trucks, tractors and more. Until recently Ritchie Bros. ran its UK operations at a site in Donington Park (East Midlands).

“We’ve outgrown our site in Donington Park,” continued Mr Craven. “The new Maltby site will be better equipped for future growth and will have great additional advantages for our customers.”

The first Ritchie Bros. auction in Maltby was held in February.