Welcome to Ritchie Bros. equipment auctions

Ritchie Bros.—where the world buys and sells heavy equipment

Ritchie Bros. is a global leader in asset management and disposition, and the world's largest industrial auctioneer. We help thousands of people around the world appraise, sell, inspect, buy, refurbish, ship and finance heavy equipment and trucks every month. With our multiple selling platforms and commitment to first-class customer service, Ritchie Bros. is trusted worldwide because we make buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, and transparent.

Who we are

  • Established 1958 in Kelowna, BC, Canada
  • Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • USA head office in Lincoln, NE; European head office in Breda, the Netherlands
  • 44 permanent auction sites in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia
  • Publicly traded on NYSE and TSX: RBA
  • 1,400+ full-time employees worldwide

What we do

We help our customers buy and sell 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

With our global network, including 44 permanent auction sites around the world and operations in 19 countries, Ritchie Bros. sells billions of dollars of heavy equipment and trucks each year via our multiple selling platforms including:

How much we sell

Worldwide in 2015:

  • US$4.25 billion in total sales of assets
  • US$1.9 billion in online sales
  • 354,500+ equipment items and trucks sold
  • 345 unreserved public auctions

At an average industrial auction in 2015:

  • 1,540 lots
  • 200 sellers
  • 2,200 on-site and online bidders
  • US $16.8 million of equipment sold

Value-added services

Ritchie Bros. also offers a range of convenient services to make buying and selling even easier including shipping, insurance, warranties, refurbishing, and financing & leasing (through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services).

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