Welcome to Ritchie Bros. equipment auctions

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers at a glance.

Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest industrial auctioneer. From humble beginnings we've grown to serve equipment buyers and sellers all over the world. How? By staying focused on great customer service and our commitment to unreserved public auctions.

Who we are

  • The world's largest industrial auctioneer
  • Established 1958 in Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • More than 1,400 full-time employees worldwide
  • Solution provided by Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest seller of used equipment

What we do

We conduct live, unreserved public auctions with both on-site and online bidding, selling a wide range of used and unused equipment for:

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Oil & gas
  • Lifting & material handling
  • Forestry & other industries

How we do it

Every Ritchie Bros. auction is unreserved. That means there are no minimum bids or reserve prices; every item is sold to the highest bidder on auction day. And we forbid owners from bidding on their own items. That means there's no artificial price manipulation at our auctions – buyers set the prices, not sellers.

How much we sell

Worldwide in 2013:

  • 356 unreserved industrial and agricultural auctions
  • US $3.8B+ of equipment, trucks and other assets sold

At 245 unreserved industrial auctions in 2013:

  • 425,000+ bidder registrations
  • 104,550+ buyers
  • 43,550+ consignments
  • 301,000+ lots sold

At an average industrial auction in 2013:

  • 1,230 lots
  • 180 sellers
  • 1,740 on-site and online bidders
  • US $14.3 million of equipment

Online at rbauction.com in 2013:

  • 6.3 million unique visitors
  • 14.7+ million website views
  • US$1.4 billion of equipment sold

Where we operate

  • Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • USA head office in Lincoln, NE; European head office in Breda, the Netherlands
  • More than 40 auction sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia
  • Online at rbauction.com, our 21-language website

Our Core Values

  1. It's all about our customers.
  2. We do what is right.
  3. We are one team.
  4. We have fun.

Latest News

Ritchie Bros. to conduct Grand Opening auction in Manchester, NH on April 17

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