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Step-by-step with Allied Equipment Sales


EEM finds out how Allied Equipment Sales is equipped to offer reliable used equipment for construction customers across Australia.

Allied Equipment Sales, a used equipment dealer with branches on the East and West coasts of Australia, is driven by a commitment to make used equipment more than just “second hand”.

According to Director Mitchell Smith, one of the pillars of this commitment is built on his company’s long-standing network of trusted suppliers from around the world.

“It’s all about delivering quality and reliability,” he says. “And we’ve had relationships with some suppliers going back more than 40 years, so our customers trust the quality of the equipment that we bring to market.”

Mitchell Smith, Director. Image: Allied Equipment Sales

Get used to it

Cost-effectiveness can be one advantage of purchasing used equipment. But these days, availability is arguably an even bigger factor. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reshaped the landscape of supply chains globally, and the construction sector is no exception.

Prolonged lead times for new construction equipment, logistical challenges, and heightened demand for certain materials and components just scratches the surface.

With this in mind, Mitchell likes to consider Allied as a highly practical resource for the local construction industry.

“We have the ability to provide equipment that’s ready to work, and available when customers need it,” he says. “And it’s all equipment that meets the high standards that the Australian construction sector expects.”

And if browsing Allied’s always extensive listings doesn’t provide the solution a customer is seeking, Mitchell says Allied can also go the extra step by tapping into its wide-reaching supplier network.

“We can also source machines for clients,” he adds. “If we don’t have it, we can find it, and take care of every step along the way – from procurement from overseas to clearance once it  arrives in the country.”

And whatever the machine, Allied’s proven process of quality control applies. From initial assessment to inspection and refurbishment, customers can expect their equipment has met Allied’s high standards before it hits the jobsite.

Quality used equipment, step-by-step

  1. Initial assessment and acquisition: Allied begins by sourcing equipment from its reliable network of trusted distributors, ensuring a range of high-quality machines. The company focuses on low-hour models from market-leading OEMs including Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu, Hitachi, and more.
  2. Rigorous inspection: Each piece of equipment undergoes a thorough inspection by Allied’s experienced mechanics. This includes checking mechanical components, safety features, and overall functionality, and addressing any issues as required.
  3. Transparent documentation: Providing access to clear and comprehensive documentation is a cornerstone of Allied’s process. This includes detailing the equipment’s maintenance history, and allowing external mechanics to examine machinery prior to purchase.
  4. People-centric approach: Understanding customer needs is vital. Allied offers the in- depth industry experience to help to match clients with the right equipment.
  5. After-sales service: Allied’s service doesn’t just stop at the sale. This commitment to after-sales support builds and strengthens trust.
With branches on the east and west coasts, Allied has the whole of Australia covered. Image: Allied Equipment Sales

Australia-wide operations

In addition to its long-term home in Perth, WA, Allied has in recent years expanded its presence on Australia’s East coast. One major milestone in this process was the opening of a Penrith, NSW branch in 2017.

Mitchell says this has allowed his business to support national customers without the added expense of shipping equipment coast- to-coast or outsourcing services to local contractors.

“It’s allowed us to stay profitable on the East coast, which is traditionally a much more competitive environment for used gear compared to WA,” he says. “And our growth there has allowed us to invest in the facilities in Penrith, including a new workshop.”

This also provides Allied’s customers a uniform experience across the country, including having machinery kitted out and customised to any site-specific requirements.

“This can all be done by our own staff in Penrith now,” Mitchell explains. “Nothing needs to be outsourced any longer – it’s a one-stop shop.”

For Allied’s customers and prospective clients alike, it’s emblematic of a commitment to a consistent, high-level service.

“I think what we do at Allied demonstrates that purchasing used equipment in Australia can be a really smart, savvy choice,” Mitchell says. “And one you can make without compromising on quality, performance, or service.”

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Allied aims to be as transparent as possible with all its equipment sales. Image: Allied Equipment Sales


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