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Euro Auctions Continues Its Global Expansion to U.S. Site

The first full sale for 2016 is scheduled for March 18.

Thu February 25, 2016 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The first full sale for 2016 is scheduled for March 18.
The first full sale for 2016 is scheduled for March 18.

Euro Auctions, the UK's and Ireland's largest auctioneers of construction machinery and industrial equipment, according to the company, continues its global expansion with the acquisition of a new auction site in Houston, Texas, securing a firm trading platform in the USA with easy access to Mexico and South America.

The first full sale for 2016 is scheduled for March 18. This one day sale will see in excess of 300 lots of mixed earthmoving equipment and construction equipment go under the hammer and in true Euro Auctions style will seek interest from a global market. The new site covers 5 acres and is only four mi. from William P Hobby Airport and 17 mi. from the port of Houston.

“Euro Auctions conducted its first sale on this Houston, Texas, site on December fourth to gauge local and country wide interest. The results were very encouraging with a selection of cranes out performing expectation, as such we have now secured this site as our auction facility in Texas,” said Jonnie Keys, general manager of Euro Auctions. “The Texas region has long been seen as one of the most important in the USA and we feel it is good to have a presence in this area as we grow the Euro Auctions brand worldwide. This new site will also allow Euro Auctions to gain access to the Mexico and South American markets through the port of Houston.”

During the last 10 years, Euro Auctions has forged trade links within the USA, building relationships with many of the international players in the used equipment and machinery markets. A pivotal move was the opening of Euro Auctions first permanent United States auction site in Atlanta, Ga., June 2013, the foundation on which the whole development of the USA market for Euro Auctions was based. Today, Euro Auctions has a large number of customers from North America, which the sites of Atlanta and Houston are now able to service, while creating new relationships with buyers and sellers across the USA.

Steve Watson, country manager of the United States said, “Euro Auctions has long aspired to expand within the USA market but plans have always hinged on finding suitable facilities from which to trade. With the acquisition of the new Euro Auctions, Atlanta site in 2013 and now the Houston site, we now have the unique opportunity to be located amongst the hub of the American equipment industry, which will be instrumental to the success of this venture.”

Euro Auctions has always worked closely with U.S. based auction companies and has a working relationship with some of the best auctioneers in America. This relationship is destined to continue and many visitors to the upcoming auction sale should recognize a few familiar faces.

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