In an industry first, Civenex is partnering with Pickles Auctions, Australia’s largest auction and valuations group, to host a second hand equipment auction at Civenex 2015.
This is the first time in the public works and construction industry that an auction has been held as part of an industry field day.
Bruce Connors, Director – Industrial for Pickles says that the Civenex Auction will help contractors and fleet managers get the best possible price for their equipment.
“This is a fantastic initiative that is going to save time and money for a lot of people. The Civenex Auction means that contractors can bring along the equipment that they’d like to move out of their fleet, auction it off and have the capital available to shop around the wide range of exhibitors at Civenex,” Bruce says.
“We’ll have around 50 assets on offer that will range in both size and type including trucks, excavators and compaction equipment, all late-model and low-hours. We’re anticipating buyers and sellers from all parts of the industry. In fact, we’ve already got some local councils lined up to sell their gear.”
John Roydhouse, CEO of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia – NSW Division (IPWEA) which hosts Civenex says this is a positive step for the event and the industry.
“Civenex is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. It’s been a solid 60 years of growth and expansion, but now it’s time to broaden the scope of the event beyond being NSW’s premier infrastructure expo to present Civenex as the leading industry meeting place,” John says.
“By adding the auction to this year’s show, we’ve got such a wide range of valuable offerings, including new and quality used equipment, making Civenex NSW’s premier infrastructure marketplace and this year’s ‘must-attend’ industry event.”
In 2015, Civenex celebrates its 60th anniversary and Pickles Auctions is in its 50th year of service, making this a solid partnership between two long-standing, reputable organisations.
Event Date: 20 and 21 May 2015 (60th anniversary)
Event Venue: Sydney Dragway, Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek, NSW
The Civenex Auction will be held on the second day, Thursday 21 May.