Friday, October 30, 2009

Pfizer, Sandwich, UK - Sale IV - 2009 - Post Sales Results

The Pfizer, Sandwich, UK - Sale IV sale ended with great success. Here’s some after sales stats:

Bidders (#): 164
Bidders' countries (#): 29
Bids (#): 6,787
Lots total (#): 541
Sell through rate: 95%

Thank you Steve Tribe (Project Manager) and Len Watts (Site Manager) for a magnificent effort.

With two much smaller exchange consignments still to come, 2009 is looking like a very good year for Pfizer Sandwich. Visit our website for more information

Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Milk Cheese Company

The online auction on behalf of First Milk Cheese Company is less than a week away. This sale offers a range of Cheese Cutting, Grating and Packaging Machinery and includes PFM Portion Wrapping Machines, Urschel 'CC' Stainless Steel Rotary Bowl Food Grater and many more. Lots are open for bidding and will close on Tuesday, 3 November. You can register by clicking here or to view the lot catalogue, click here.

Norema - Sale 1 and Norema - Sale 2

There’s still time to register for Norema - Sale 1 and Norema - Sale 2, closing Friday 30 Oct 2009. These kitchen manufacturing and general woodworking machinery auctions also include Battery Electric Materials Handling, forklifts and many more. The sale has already attracted a global audience, with some registrants from UK, Netherlands, Norway, Morocco, Bangkok and Nebraska. For more information or to register please click on Norema - Sale 1 or Norema - Sale 2.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Equipment Formerly Used by Major Mobile Phone Manufacturer - Post Sale Results

Thrilled with the outcome of our second sale for world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices in Masan, South Korea.

Below is a snapshot of the results:
- 19 Bidders
- 9 Countries
- 1,880 Bids
- 83% Sell through

Highlights were the fantastic prices achieved for the Siemens F5, S25 and S27 chip placers.

Well done to our team with special thanks to Young-Ju Choi (Project Manager), Tuukka Tulosmaa (Marketing), Robert Jacobs (Online Team) and Luiz Inacio (Head of Operations, APAC). 

If you are interested in any unsold equipment, please contact Young-ju Choi via email:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Equipment Formerly Used by Major Mobile Phone Manufacturer, Masan - Korea

Tomorrow sees the close of our second sale for world's number one manufacturer of mobile devices in Masan, South Korea. This event includes some exceptional late model equipment including several Fuji CP733E and CP732E high speed chip placers.

Interest in this sale has been quite varied, with bidders coming 7 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our account executive, Greg Chiappini, will be with the client and Young-Ju Choi, our Project Manager, in Masan next week so here is trusting that the sale result will exceed expectations!  For more information on this sale, please contact Young-Ju Choi  at our Korean office on 820234531116

Friday, October 23, 2009

CADBURY Barcelona

The online auction for CADBURY Barcelona is only a week away. If you have not already done so, you can still register by clicking here. The sale features chewing gum manufacturing assets ranging from VECTOR and DRIAM coating machines, VOLPAK packing machines, Gum base melters Boilers, to compressors, dryers and many more. Inspection is scheduled for Friday, 23rd October and by appointment only with Ferran Ferrer on + 34 672 19 75 40. The auction closes on Friday, 30th October and lots are already open for bidding. For more information, click here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

GE Healthcare and GoIndustry DoveBid partnership

GE Healthcare announced a strategic partnership with GoIndustry DoveBid.  In an article published on, a news website for the life science and pharmaceutical industries, Jack G. Reinelt, CEO at GoIDB commented: "We are excited about this opportunity to work with GE Healthcare. Our unique position within the second-hand equipment market enables us to provide GE Healthcare’s customers with up-to-date asset market data plus the ability to dispose of surplus equipment through our well-established auctions guaranteeing customers the best return"  To read the full article click here.

Pfizer Global Research & Development

After a fantastic year of projects for Pfizer Global Research & Development in Europe, we head into the last quarter with a final flourish. We have Sale 4 at Sandwich in the UK, which comprises over 500 lots of excellent laboratory equipment. Some key pieces are the mass spectrometers and the immunoassay system. The sale closes on the 29th of October and has attracted 44 registrants to date; we anticipate a good sale.  
In addition to this sale, we also have general engineering  and materials handling equipment from the site being consigned to two relevant forthcoming exchanges. For more information on any of the above, please contact Steve Tribe on +44 (0) 7836 688453.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Norema online auctions

GoIndustry Dovebid is pleased to announce two new woodworking and plant support events on behalf of Norbia (Norema Due To Internal Reorganisation). Norema - Sale 1 offers over 350 lots in kitchen Manufacturing and General Woodworking Machinery. Norema - Sale 2 offers an excellent range of Battery Electric Materials Handling Fork Lift, Reach and Pallet Trucks, Factory Cleaner, Diesel Front Loader and Tractor. All assets are located at the Norema facility in Jevnaker, Norway. For up to date information on closing times, inspection dates and contact details, click Norema - Sale 1 or Norema - Sale 2.

Gearhouse Broadcast Ltd

The online auction for Gearhouse Broadcast Ltd has generated an excellent interest globally, with over 10 000 page views and 174 registrants from 30 countries. Click here to view the auction catalogue offering over 500 lots of professional broadcast equipment including VTR’S, Recorders, Cameras, Camcorders, LCD, CRT Monitors and many more. The auctions ends on Wednesday, 21st October at 14:00 (BST). There is still time to register, click here for more information.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kemble & Co

The online auction for Kemble & Co is only one week away. If you have not already done so, register to bid by clicking here. The lots include assets ranging from CNC 5 Axis Single Head Routerto Dust Extraction Systems & Forklift Trucks. For more information feel free to view the lot catalogue here. If you have any questions feel free to contact Leigh McCarron at +44(0)7901 502682, or via email at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WÜRTH Elektronik - Surplus Assets: Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

The online auction for WÜRTH Elektronik surplus assets closes tomorrow, 15th October at 14:00 (BST). The lots include a range of PCB manufacturing equipment from POSALUX Automatic Drilling Machine, SCHMID Purifying Plant to ATG EXAline Board Tester. For more information or to register, click here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rhys International Ltd - Sale 2

The Rhys International Auction has generated excellent interest globally with over 26 regsitered buyers. The sale closes tomorrow, 14th October at 14:00 (BST). There is still time to register, by simply clicking here. To view the lot catalogue, click here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Online Auctions on behalf of Major Pharmaceutical Research Company (UK)

The successful course of the European BioPharma exchanges is complemented by two more sales and on behalf of a Major Pharmaceutical Research Company (UK). These sales comprise of over 700 lots of CapLC Systems, Mass Specs, ELS's, Evaporators, Liquid Handling Workstations & Handlers, Microscopes and Large Quantity of Lab Equipment, and been subject to much interest. Both sales closes on October 20th and Go-Dove are anticipating an excellent response. For more information, contact Andy Hackett on +44 7764 308 689 or view the events catalogue by clicking on the below links:

Sale on Behalf of Major Pharmaceutical Research Company - Sale 1
Sale on Behalf of Major Pharmaceutical Research Company – Sale 2

Friday, October 9, 2009

Birmingham Precision Pressings

We are pleased to announce the online auction for Birmingham Precision Pressings, offering 130 lots in Hydraulic Presses (63 Ton), Power Presses, Machine Tools and Materials Handling. The sale closes on 15th October at 13:00 (BST) and has already received many bids. For more information or to register to bid click here. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jonathan Saville on +44 (0) 7774 652 or

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

GoIndustry Dovebid Organisational Announcement

As referred to in prior announcements, GoIndustry DoveBid has taken the first steps to refine its organisational structure to support its growth plans following the arrival of new CEO Jack Reinelt. Following these changes, and the recent introduction of the Global Quality of Service program, the company is clearly focused on enhancing the level of services to its corporate customers and increasing the integration of its industry-leading global delivery platform. According to Mr. Reinelt: "These structural changes will allow more seamless processes and transactions around the world for the company's multi-national customers, and provide all customers with deeper access to the company's global base of buyers, and our extensive valuations and auction expertise in 20 countries and all major markets."

Typhoon Ketsana leaves Manila in Chaos, but GoDove Marketing Operations Continue

The Global Marketing Center for GoIndustry DoveBid is located in Manila. The group of 20 marketing professionals provides services to each of the three business units of GoIndustry DoveBid. The services they provide include the time sensitive placements of advertising on various online/offline properties, sending out 12 million marketing emails per month, designing brochures and other sales collateral and providing the latest in market research on the various business verticals the global auctioneer operates within. David Heaselgrave stated, "The fact that Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a nationwide ‘state of calamity’ and ordered mass evacuations and our dedicated staff chose to continue their work at internet cafés and from their own homes as commuting conditions deteriorated without missing deadlines or sacrificing quality of work, is a testament to their character, commitment and professionalism. We are humbled and very proud of their actions."

If you have questions regarding the Manila office, please contact David Heaslegrave on +44 7770 472 390.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kemble & Co. Online Auction, closing 21 Oct 2009

The Kemble & Co. auction, held by GoIndustry DoveBid will take place on 21st October at 12pm BST, including amongst other items, a large number of various woodworking machinery, sanders, moulders, edgers, guillotines, dust extraction systems and forklift trucks that were used at various points over the company’s 98 year history in the UK to produce some of the best-loved pianos of the twentieth century.

At a time when the Victorian-english middle class were desperately trying to conceal their piano legs to prevent the sight of perceived indecency, the musical world was starting to whip up a storm in households everywhere. The popularity of the Lieder and solo piano pieces of Schumann and Schubert, such as Die Schöne Müllerin and the Impromptus had elicited a desire throughout European home-owning communities to enjoy music making as an active hobby, rather than simply as a passive concert-goer. Spurred on by the Industrial revolution, people found that they not only had more time to indulge in their personal lives, but the price of the average mid-range piano fell to levels that enabled people outside of the upper classes and land-owning gentry to buy a mid-range piano - the equivalent of a modern-day Sky-box fitted, HD-ready plasma TV screen (should this be more your cup of tea, feel free to find more details on these sorts of items at our FAB Berlin Auction or in our range of Audio Visual Exchanges!).

Subsequently, in homes and pubs throughout Britain, pianos started to become a mod-con of the early twentieth century. Composers such as Elgar, Debussy, Prokofiev and Strauß started to write piano miniatures and simpler, non-virtuosic pieces for the newfound domestic markets, resulting in publishers such as Boosey and Hawkes, Universal Edition and Durand cashing in on the public excitement.

And so Michael Kemble, in 1911, founded his own piano making business in North London, providing affordable yet quality-produced pianos that could give the people of London, the world-centre of piano-making at the time, and later the whole world, access to buy their very own model. And so the story started. Among the ranks of Bosendorfer, Danemann and later Yamaha, Kemble have produced and continue to produce quality, affordable pianos for several generations of professionals, amateurs and everyone in between, moving in 1960 to new premises under the guidance of Brian Kemble MBE, then already into the third generation.

Kemble won the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and was, and indeed still is, a key part of the music industry. Various musicians from John Lennon and Bjorn Ulvaeus to Arvo Pärt have said to have owned a Kemble and the motto always seems to ring true that ‘One note and you’ll know it’s a Kemble’.

Throughout the twentieth-century, the art of the song was a direct result of the popularity of the piano, and composers all the way from Mahler, Berlioz, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams and Britten, through to Boy George, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Muse have written songs that rely on the ease-of-access to composition that the piano affords.

Yet, with the rise and popularity of the radio, television and other, less rigour-demanding pastimes, the chances of finding a piano in the average home fell. By the 1990s, the guitar had far out-done the piano in terms of popularity with bands like Oasis, Green Day and Blur sending the instrument to dizzying heights, propelling the guitar to the forefront of the garage-band across the western world. And yet, the piano still holds its place as the instrument that has a fullness of sound across 8 octaves, which the guitar simply cannot match. Only the piano can truly show the talents of composers such as Rachmaninov and Chopin, Takemitsu and Bartok.

And so Kemble has made its mark in history by being the last piano manufacturer in the UK, and will continue to do write history as the maker of affordable, quality pianos at its new production headquarters in the far east, in association with Yamaha. Kemble & Co. have always shown a truly remarkable feat of dedication to production and craftsmanship that should be remembered for the 120,000 pianos they produced during their time in the UK, the majority of which still adorn front rooms and practice rooms the world-over.

For further information on this sale, please contact Leigh McCarron on +44 (0)7901 502682 or visit the auction page by clicking here

Friday, October 2, 2009

Transnet Freight Rail - Sale 7

If you haven’t already noticed, we have uploaded another online auction for Transnet Freight Rail,  featuring over 800 Railway Wagons, Scrap Steam Cranes, Class 91 series Narrow Gauge Diesel-Electric Locomotives (in working condition) and more than 2 500 Friction Bearings. The sale ends on Wednesday, 7th October 2009.  Click here to register or for more information contact Herman Liversage at our South African office on +27(0)82 452 8811.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Qimonda Dresden Sale 2 – Post Sale Results

The closing of Quimonda sale 2 ended on a high note, with over 50% of equipment sales and attracting nearly 20 000 page views. As expected the German customers came in strongly representing half of the bidders, remaining customers were located across 18 different countries and included Korea, China, Singapore and India. Popular items attracting the highest amount of bids were the DISCO DAD 321 Dicing Saw, LEICA Chip Scan Microscope and the High-Speed Memory Test System, of which one sold for over €200 000.

If you are interested in any unsold equipment, please contact Ms. Christine Danielou on + 44 (0) 7774 417 225

David Heaselgrave appointed Vice President Marketing

Jack Reinelt Go-Dove CEO announced the promotion of David Heaselgrave to Vice President Marketing. This new role, which includes membership of the corporate Global Management Team, is primarily to coordinate the campaign marketing and strategic brand development. David has been with the company since 1988 and has covered a range of operational roles during this time.  For more information on Go-Dove's Global Management Team, click here.