Equipment auction company Ritchie Bros. UK is set to continue transforming its Maltby Colliery site following its recently completed purchase of the land and remaining buildings.

A key development project will see the major renovation of a large historical structure from the old colliery becoming a state-of-the-art equipment workshop.

Rupert Craven, Sales Director UK & Ireland: “Since moving to Maltby in 2019, we’ve conducted 23 auctions, attracted over 30,000 registered bidders, and sold over 31,000 excavators, tractors, dumpers, trucks and other machinery to businesses from all over the world.

“During this time, we have made really good progress transforming the site into the Head Office for our UK business, and we have more exciting plans in the pipeline, like the new workshop.

“Once completed, our customers will be able to use painting and a range of refurbishing services in Maltby. This will further help our customers from all over the world buy and sell machinery, as a refurb can make all the difference when selling in our auction or Marketplace-E to help maximize the returns. Or before putting your purchased equipment to work.”

Site development projects will continue throughout 2023, with the main equipment yard also set to be enhanced.

Upcoming auctions in Maltby

The Ritchie Bros. UK team holds its next Maltby auction (the last one on this year’s calendar) on December 14. The unreserved auction already features over 560 lots, ranging from excavators, dump trucks, loaders and trucks, as well as tractors, beet harvesters and much more.

For 2023, Ritchie Bros. UK has scheduled another eight auctions, including: 15th & 16th February 2023, 29th & 30th March 2023, 10th & 11th May 2023, 21st & 22nd June 2023, 9th August 2023, 20th & 21st September 2023, 8th & 9th November 2023 and 13th December 2023.