Logistics Overview

Managing over 1.5 million units a year, ranging from retail stock to heavy haulage through to construction plant and machinery, marine vessels and planes requires significant logistical undertakings, with robust infrastructure and an approved, reliable and resourceful logistical supply chain.

Our clients ranging across automotive, banking, lending, retail, heavy industry, property and luxury assets call upon John Pye Auctions not only to realise their surplus stock and assets into the secondary market but often firstly to move substantial stock and asset holdings from their sites to free up valuable storage space, often at their seasonal peak periods when it is needed most and carries the greatest premium.

John Pye Auctions Logistics supply chain capacity and operational delivery has been grown organically for over 20 years and has been stress tested by some of the biggest blue chip names, as well as Central Government Authorities.

From the logstical delivery of moving over 16,000 seized vehicles without keys to and from 30 vehicle enforcement pounds and auction sites across the UK, to the demanding collection and relocation requirements of UK Retail PLCs needing over qty 5,000 x 40ft trailers of stock transportation from the UK disribution centres to John Pye Auctions UK network of hubs, we have built long standing logistic supplier partnerships which our clients depend upon.

These include approved logstics suppliers of heavy machinery moving assets facilitated by low loaders and hi-abs, as well as specialist marine vessel transportation suppliers, with over 30 years experience in boat transportation across Europe.

All our logistics operations are subject to risk assessments and ISO 9001 quality management systems, as well as our Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, (officially BS OHSAS 18001), which is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

In essence, John Pye Auctions are on hand for clients to solve logistical stock and asset headaches, often at the shortest of notice, supported by the UK’s biggest bricks and mortar infrastructure network of owner operated sites, spanning more than 60 acres.


Logistics Departments and Contacts

Business Assets

John Pye Business Assets department is the company's longest established department, having provided client services to Turnaround, Restructuring, Insolvency and Industry sectors for over 25 years. The Bu...

Luxury Assets

Launched in 2014 John Pye Luxury Assets is the fifth trading division of John Pye Auctions, specialising in the sale of: Luxury Watches Modern and Antique Jewellery Precious and Semi-Precious Gems...


John Pye Property was established to service a growing market need for owners and agents to reach end user property purchasers through a wider and more transparent gateway to market. John Pye Property is ...

Retail Goods

John Pye Auctions clients are big names in big industries; requiring robust dependable and wide ranging one-stop-shop auction services to support heavy reverse logistics supply chains. John Pye Auction Re...


John Pye Auctions Vehicles department has grown substantially since 2011 to now sell over 27,000 vehicles per annum across more than 22 UK sites. These vehicles range from seized vehicles - cars, motorbik...

Logistics Case Studies

HM Revenue & Customs

After undertaking a six month tender process, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs appointed John Pye & Sons as contractual Valuation and Auction Agents for HMRC VAT arrears asset sales. We now manage ...

Greenways Construction Ltd

John Pye & Sons were instructed to relocate, market and sell a wide range of yellow civil and construction plant ranging from Dumpers, Backhoe Loaders, Excavators along with Commercial Vehicles on behalf...

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 ...

Burton Construction

This post-Credit Crunch recession instruction in 2010 to value and dispose of construction equipment on behalf of the liquidators was unique in its time for the industry as it was held exclusively as an onli...

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