Bardrill to sell fleet at Brisbane auction

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Upcoming Nov 22 auction in Brisbane will see the entire Bardrill fleet up for sale with 400 assets including Cat dozers, excavators, motor scrapers, loaders as well as prime movers, tipper trucks, crane trucks, service trucks, water tankers, side tippers and late model Toyota Landcruisers.


After more than 35 years of providing specialist civil construction and infrastructure services throughout South Australia and areas of Queensland, the owners of Bardrill Corporation are looking towards retirement and selling the business on their terms.

Bardrill has chosen Ritchie Bros. to handle its complete dispersal. The Adelaide-based company will sell over 400 assets in an upcoming unreserved live public auction in Brisbane on November 22.

Complete dispersals can be tough on business owners. Emotions and expectations are running high, which is why it’s key to have someone you trust handle the process.

Bardrill’s relationship with Ritchie Bros. spans years and when it came time to sell, Bardrill Board Chairman, Brian Purdie and CEO Reid Toogood again chose Ritchie Bros.

"The relationship with Finlay and Simon has always been very positive," Toogood says.

"We find they take a balanced approach to deliver outcomes for both parties. Finlay and Simon always stand tall when they have to."   

Bardrill has primarily operated in the oil and gas industry in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, but more recently has been involved with assisting the development of upstream infrastructure in the Coal Seam Gas areas of regional Queensland.

The equipment package Bardrill is selling in Brisbane has been well maintained and looked after; reflective of the company’s high standard of maintenance.

It will provide a good sound basis for anyone looking for viable gear.

"They have a solid reputation for their machinery maintenance program, and we always see a lift in bidding when their assets go over the ramp," Ritchie Bros. Regional Sales Director Finlay Massey says. 

"The volume and quality of machinery in the Brisbane sale is outstanding.

"This will be the biggest unreserved auction in the Asia Pacific region for 2019."

Significant packages like Bardrill attract international buyers, particularly given the favourable exchange rates.

"The reach Ritchie Bros. has is something other auction companies don’t have, which is a major draw card," Toogood says.

"We’ve sold equipment through Ritchie Bros. to New Zealand and the Middle East, so the potential to maximize the return on the machinery when factoring in exchange rates is higher than just considering the domestic market."


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