Industrial Machinery Overview

For over 30 years John Pye Business Assets department has managed fixed industrial surplus assets for clients, from initial appraisals and valuations through to site clearances, on-site auction sales and online auctions.

Fixed industrial assets managed for clients have ranged from woodworking machinery, engineering and print works, automotive manufacturing sites, foundries and sheet metal fabrication through to pharmaceutical manufacturing and assembly line facilities.

We serve a multitude of clients in the fixed industrial sector, from Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners through to Banks, Lenders, Private Equity companies and Industrial Businesses looking to restructure through asset disposal and/or estate rationalisation.

Our initial appraisals are free anywhere in the UK, whilst valuations are undertaken at a fixed cost quotation but this charge can be negated subsequently if we are instructed to market and sell the assets over a certain commercial threshold.

Our experience of on-site appraisal, valuation, site security and clearance, on-site and off-site auction is decades old and has spanned thousands of factories across the UK, from small to medium entriprises up to publicly limited companies quoted on the UK FTSE 100 stock exchange.

John Pye Auctions is an ISO 9001 accredited company, recognised by the the World’s International Standards Organisation and British Standards Institute (BSI).

As a business we take risk management seriously and have a an established track record of effectively and successfully managing a myriad of operations, commercial and repetitional risks for our clients, many of whom are national and international household brand names.

To ensure all business operations and auction offerings, on-site and off site, are safe we apply an Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (officially BS OHSAS 18001), which is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Our ISO 14001 EMS is an internationally agreed standard that helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and harnessing greater corporate social responsibility.


Department Contacts

Charles Loake FNAVA
Associate Director and Joint Head of Business & Property
0115 970 60 60
07870 657 082
[email protected]
Trevor Palethorpe FNAVA
Associate Director and Joint Head of Business & Property
0115 970 60 60
07841 456 456
[email protected]

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