Finning and Cat Auction Services join forces for first live Cat® equipment auction in Canada.
The live auction will be available on Wednesday, October 21: FINNING LIVE AUCTION
In a joint venture between Finning and Cat Auction Services, Finning will be hosting a live unreserved public auction on Wednesday October 21, 2015 in Edmonton, AB.
For some customers of Finning, who are seeing significant changes to workloads, this event comes as a timely opportunity to resize their fleets.
Garry Agnew, Finning Canada vice president of business development believes “you’re going to see everything from a small generator or light tower all the way through to some of our largest construction pieces in this auction.”
Prior to the auction which will be held at the River Cree Resort, all equipment to be sold will be marshalled at a property Cat Auction Services has secured in the Acheson Industrial Park just outside of Edmonton’s western city limits.
“We will have viewing days for customers to go and look at, inspect and kick the tires on the equipment. Buyers not in Edmonton will be able to view the equipment and bid online,” commented Agnew.
This past April Cat Auction Services merged with IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and trucks that has 1.4 million registered users. Backed by IronPlanet’s exclusive IronClad Assurance®, which assures an accurate representation of equipment condition, buyers will be able to purchase with confidence.
Agnew said the auctions are intended to complement, not replace, other ways Finning sells used machinery.
The plan is for Edmonton to become a regular location for auctions put on by Finning and Cat Auction Services, with the intent to hold auctions elsewhere in Western Canada over time. They saw Edmonton as the natural place to start, due to the city’s proximity to the oil sands region, Grande Prairie and Calgary.
Your Finning sales representative can support those customers who would like to understand more about the Cat Auction Services and how we can assist with equipment disposal and or acquisition plans.