Plant Overview

John Pye Auctions has appraised, valued, marketed and sold rolling agriculture and construction plant for over 30 years.

Our monthly plant and machinery auctions were the first in the UK to transition from live traditional auctions held from a rostrum to online timed auctions, which opened our plant and machinery auctions up to a whole new market of end user buyers, over and above trade.

Over the years we have sold tens of millions of pounds worth of plant and machinery, from mini diggers and dumpers to backhoe excavators, tractors and quarry trucks, authorised for disposal by a wide portfolio of clients ranging from finance houses, turnaround, restructuring and insolvency practitioners through to plant and machinery hire firms.

Swift site clearance and transport relocation is often the key priority when authorising and managing such assets for disposal to ensure security and integrity of such agricultural and construction plant.

John Pye Auctions Vehicles and Business Assets department have a long established approved panel of suppliers who can move any size of industrial asset from anywhere in the UK and do so for some of the biggest names in construction plant.

Furthermore, our UK network of more than 20 sites covering over 60 acres across England, Scotland and Wales ensures that John Pye Auctions provides clients with a regional outlet to keep transport costs competitive and assets secure.

John Pye Auctions sites are overseen by manned security and 24/7 CCTV monitoring, all approved to UK Central Government Cabinet Office procurement standards for asset storage and disposal.


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]

Plant Departments


John Pye Auctions Vehicle department has grown significantly by 1,200% in rolling stock auction volume since 2011 as we have become the UK's leading auction house for seized vehicles, ranking number one on G...


From seized motorbikes on behalf of Police Forces and Central Government Authorities to personal bankruptcy, corporate liquidations and private collections, John Pye Auctions Vehicles department offers over ...

Commercial Vehicles

John Pye Auctions Vehicles department has sold tens of thousands of commercial vehicles over the years, from small combi-vans through to long wheel base vans, up to heavy haulage tractor cabs and trailers to...

Prestige Vehicles

John Pye Auctions has Luxury Assets salerooms across the UK which house client prestige vehicle auction and private treaty offerings. Our bespoke luxury designer auction salerooms - from Mayfair to the M...

Vehicles Case Studies

Marussia Formula 1 Cars

John Pye Luxury Assets presented a unique opportunity to acquire a quartet of Formula One World Championship Grand Prix Grid Cars in 2016. The four cars - one of which was the most modern F1 car to be mad...

Home Office Surplus Fleet

In 2012 John Pye Auctions successfully tendered for the UK Central Government Home Office Disposal of Police and other public organisations' items by auction. The framework agreement established John Pye ...

Bentley Continental T

Kingsland Business Recovery instructed John Pye Business Assets department to value, market and sell a 1999 Bentley Continental T and a cherished private registration plate '99T' The instruction was borne...

Cherished Number Plates

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department was appointed by one of our long standing key insolvency clients, Begbies Traynor, to manage the commercial disposal of assets belonging to Hopwell Heritage Limit...

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