Ritchie Bros. to hold auction for MW Hire Group in Irvine, Scotland


On October 16, 2018, Ritchie Bros. will conduct its first-ever auction in Scotland, selling more than 250 equipment items and trucks on behalf of MW Hire Group and other consignors. Bids in the auction, which will be held in the town of Irvine, can be made in person, online in real time at rbauction.com, and by proxy.

“We are excited to be conducting our first live auction in Scotland, in partnership with MW Hire Group,” said Rupert Craven, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Ritchie Bros. “The auction features an excellent mix of well-maintained ex-rental equipment used in house building and civil engineering projects, including 50+ Cummins, Himoinsa and Cat generators. As always, the auction is open to the public, and we expect participants from across Scotland and around the world.”

Equipment highlights in the auction include, excavators, telescopic forklifts, rollers, dumpers, lifts and more. There are no minimum bids or reserve prices at the auction, everything will sell to the highest bidders on auction day.


“We chose to sell with Ritchie Bros. because, with 60 years of expertise in the market, they offer great equipment knowledge; and because they allow customers to bid onsite and online our equipment can sell to buyers around the globe,” said Brien Daly, Sales and Equipment Purchasing Manager at MW Hire Group. “Similar toRitchie Bros., we pride ourselves on being able to offer excellent inventory choices. With the main focus on our generator business and a great selection of low-hour machines, there will certainly be something for everyone in this auction.”

Specific equipment highlights include:

  • Mini and midi excavators, including unused 2018 YANMAR VIO80-1’s
  • Rollers, including Dynapac 3500’s and Bomag 213DH-4’s
  • Telescopic forklifts, including JCB 540-170’s and 535-140’s
  • Scissorlifts, including JLG 1930ES’s and Genie GS2646’s

Consignments for the October 16 auction are still being accepted. Interested sellers, should contact their sales representative or visit rbauction.co.ukfor more information.

About MW Hire Group

The MW Hire Group was established by Matty Walsh in 1992. Over the years the core sectors of the business have grown to meet our customers demands. We are Ireland’s leading Plant & Pump Hire Company, with nationwide coverage, nationwide back up and service with a local attitude.

About Ritchie Bros.

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros.Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet,Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions,plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.

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