IRELAND`S LARGEST EVER COLLECTIVE GOVERNMENT AUCTION SELLS 100% OF ENTRIES
People in Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny we`re treated to another historic event on Saturday 8th April as Paul Cooke Auctions, Ireland`s Leading Machinery Auctioneers, held Ireland`s largest ever Collective Government Body Auction from the Holden Plant Rental yard just outside the town.
The Auction of over 260 entries including entries from the Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board, Dublin Airport Authority, The Health Service Executive, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Dublin City Council, Waterford City & County Council, RTE, the Road Safety Authority & Cork City & County Council was held on one day and contained a diverse mixture of equipment & vehicles including excavators, trucks, roadcasters, trailers, vans tractors & much more.
There were over 500 registered bidders present at the auction with a further 300 registered online & phone bidders partaking absently from places across the globe. Within 5 hours all 260 lots were sold and a staggering 1 Million Euro had been spent by buyers from around the globe, this was approximately €400,000 more than had been expected in the run up to the auction.
On the day 87% of lots were sold to buyers on the island of Ireland with the rest going to various far flung destinations including the days most expensive lot a 2003 JCB 718 Articulated Dumper, which sold for €57,000 +VAT, which was sold to a company in Australia. Auction Operations Manager Dean Reid said “ We are very happy with todays results, but were always confident given the level of attention our team give to marketing these events as well as each individual item. A big thank you has to be given to the Holden Plant Rentals team also who helped us greatly in the set up to this event and have been very welcoming.”
Paul Cooke Auctions are Ireland`s leading machinery auctioneers with decades of experience in holding machinery auctions across the globe. For more information on holding an auction from your premises please contact Dean Reid on 0861589922 or email email@example.com