Aaron Industrial Marketplace Auction Platform Targets New Niche for 2012

by AaronEquipmentCo5. February 2012 11:08
AIM Auction Platform Focusing on Businesses that Need to Liquidate Equipment Fast Chicago, IL – February 5, 2012 – Following a highly successful effort last month to quickly liquidate a going-out-of-business heat treating metal parts manufacturer, Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) realized that it had unearthed an overlooked niche. The auction platform provider immediately set its sights on serving businesses in a similar situation. That accomplishment has fueled AIM to make plants and manufacturing facilities that are closing their doors and must therefore sell off their assets fast an additional corporate focus in 2012. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace has been in business for over two years now, and in that timeframe it has helped numerous businesses turn their excess equipment and machinery into cash. The venture into rapid liquidation of equipment is therefore more of an extension of its already proven business model rather than a brand new direction. “We’ve always targeted businesses that had equipment to sell but didn’t have the expertise to get it sold themselves. Now all we’re doing is adding a lack of time to that equation,” explains company spokesperson Bruce Baird. “We offer a turnkey solution to convert excess machinery to cash, and we have the know-how and experience to get it done fast.” Speed and expert assistance aren’t the only reasons a business should consider the AIM platform as a means of selling off its excess inventory, though. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace team’s ability to get the job done with minimal interruption to normal operations is another. But perhaps the most compelling one is AIM’s capability to maximize a business’s profits on such sales. “Before an auction gets underway, we take the time to talk to business owners one on one. During that interaction, we’re able to give them a better understanding of what their equipment is really worth. Oftentimes, AIM sees more value in tangible assets than the actual business owners do. As a result, we can help them secure the most money for their equipment,” Baird adds. What’s more, the amount of equipment needing to be liquidated is not an issue for AIM. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace has the capability to sell individual production pieces all the way to complete plants, even under tight deadlines. In less than 30 days, the company was able to sell off all the leftover assets of a soon-to-close heat treating plant and leave behind a clean building. Business owners who need to clear out excess machinery and equipment in a hurry can learn more about what the Aaron Industrial Marketplace has to offer online at http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. For more information on the auction platform that is now focusing on easing the asset liquidation process, contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858. ###

Aaron Industrial Marketplace Looks Forward to Another Successful Year of Online Equipment Bidding

by AaronEquipmentCo3. January 2012 11:26
AIM Auction Platform Aims to Keep Its Sales Momentum Going in 2012 Chicago, IL – Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) ends 2011 on a high note, with full anticipation of an even more successful 2012. The online auction platform that is devoted to the sale of used, new and reconditioned-to-new equipment wound down the clock on 15 auctions this past year, all of which exceeded the company’s goals and expectations. Among the highlights of the year-long bidding frenzy were a tank and vessel lot in January that sold at an average of 15 percent above the expected auction value. Aaron Industrial Marketplace followed up that 2011 opener with a quartet of successes in February, including a toner (pulverized) manufacturing equipment auction that drew in 34 registered bidders from the U.S. and abroad. With the winners hailing from four different countries, this auction solidified AIM’s international process equipment auction presence. Even a tight niche, a potato processing auction in March proved a pleasant surprise in terms of both its sell-through rate and the dollar amount recorded. More recently, when the company’s nutraceutical equipment auction closed in October, it proved the most successful auction conducted through the bidding arena to date. AIM owes at least part of these successes to the new features it introduced to its auction platform in 2011. In particular, the addition of a “Buy It Now” capability attracted bidders wishing to close a deal instantly. Company spokesperson Bruce Baird explains, “We received great feedback on this functionality, which we anticipate to propel us forward into a banner 2012.” If the 2012 Aaron Industrial Marketplace calendar is any indication, Baird’s predictions will easily hold true. The company already has 14 auctions scheduled for the New Year, with plans to hold at least one per month throughout the year. Those currently on tap for 2012 encompass equipment from a wide range industries, including food processing and packaging, chemical, test equipment, chemical processing equipment, and sheet and plastic molding equipment. “We are anxiously looking forward to extending the momentum we sparked in 2011 into 2012 and beyond,” Baird notes. “Based on the continually growing interest in the AIM platform, we’ll be booking even more auctions this upcoming year than we did last year.” Buyers and sellers of equipment who would like to learn more about what the Aaron Industrial Marketplace has in store for 2012 can check out all the upcoming auctions online at www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. For more information on the platform enhancements that catapulted AIM to its 2011 successes, contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

Nutraceuticals, Plastics Compounding and New Buy Now Feature Highlight Aaron Industrial Marketplace’s October Auctions

by AaronEquipmentCo7. October 2011 13:24
Four Bidding Opportunities to Consist of Mixing/Compounding/Pelletizing Line, Nutraceuticals Manufacturing Line, Reduction Grinders and Stainless Steel Kettles Chicago, IL – October 7, 2011 – Now well into its second full year in operation, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) has added a new selling feature that will make buying new, used and reconditioned process equipment quicker and easier. In addition to two regular auctions featuring nutraceutical and plastics compounding equipment during the month of October, the company has just unveiled a Buy Now feature. This instant purchasing opportunity allows buyers to snag featured items at reduced pricing, without fear of being outbid at the last minute. Plastic size reduction grinders and 80-gallon stainless steel kettles will be the first products to bear the Buy Now button. The AIM bidding will reach a frenzy on October 12–13 and on October 26–27. During those two-day timeframes, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace will have a total of 177 lots up for sales. Sixty-one of these lots will be part of a plastics compounding equipment sale while the other 116 will constitute a buyout of the inventory resulting from the closure of a complete turnkey nutraceuticals manufacturing facility. The October 12–13 nutraceuticals auction consists of a buyout of a complete turn-key manufacturing facility for specialty blends, bulk blends, packaged powder blends, bulk or packaged tablets (coated, uncoated and chewable) and bulk or packaged capsules. The private label manufacturer of this equipment is Roex, the maker of quality nutritional supplements that are recognized as “The Educated Choice in Nutrition.” Also up for bid is a complete analytical and microbiological lab for quality assurance of raw materials and finished products. Key items on the block from the plastics compounding collection slated for October 26–27 are a Baker Perkins compounding/pelletizing line, a Draiswerke Gelimat Thermokinetic mixing/compounding line and a Farrel compound system. In addition, single, twin screw and lab extruders by Davis Standard Egan, HPM, Berstoff, Cincinnati Milacron, APV Baker and Farrel, Leistriz & Welding will be up for bid as will high-intensity and lab mixers by Henschel, Littleford/Lodige and Welex & Pappenmeier. Rounding out the bidding is a rollout of the Aaron Industrial Marketplace’s new Buy Now feature. In October, six plastic size reduction grinders and nine 80-gallon stainless steel kettles will be available for purchase at reduced pricing directly from the AIM website with a credit card. “AIM is pleased to announce that it has added a ‘buy now’ feature to our state-of-the-art auction platform,” explains company spokesperson, Bruce Baird. “We successfully completed our first Buy Now offering just this last week, and we anticipate the functionality to become a regular and popular part of our process equipment marketplace.” Process equipment buyers who like to score some great deals in October can check out all the regular auction and Buy Now items up for bid by visiting the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. Buyers and sellers who are interested in taking part in upcoming AIM auctions can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

A Global Leader in Used and New Equipment

by AaronEquipmentCo17. September 2011 13:36
One of the largest global dealers of used and new equipment, Aaron Equipment Company specializes in process and packaging equipment for the pharmaceutical, food, plastics, chemical and allied industries. In recent years, the company has provided consulting services to several Fortune 100 companies whose large projects have involved multiple sites. These sites’ equipment has ranged from commodity plant utilities to highly engineered process systems. To help them achieve the highest ROI, Aaron recommended selling their equipment through multiple sales channels: 1. Onsite liquidation 2. Retail sales 3. Online auction Aaron’s significant storage facilities (over 400,000 square feet of inside storage and 40 acres of outside storage), shop capabilities and staff in North America and Europe renders the company well-established for both retail equipment sales and offsite liquidations. As online transactions increased, Aaron quickly recognized a void. The company had been utilizing third-party auction sites to sell its own inventory. Management soon discovered, however, that this approach prevented them from leveraging their market data. Desiring the ability to sell equipment in house across multiple sales channels, Aaron created its own custom online auction platform. Hence, AIM (Aaron Industrial Marketplace) was born and tightly integrated with the company’s internal systems and analytics. Orchestration of Aaron’s three sales channels with its data and analytics has resulted in higher and faster returns (e.g., prior to a sales campaign the company provides historical demand and sales history to determine reserve pricing, if applicable). Once the sales process begins, Aaron provides management with real-time quote history, web traffic and other proprietary market information. This data enhances decision-making (e.g., when to change sales channels or whether a negotiated sales offer should be accepted). Aaron is a proven partner having worked with many major auction firms and is confident its new capabilities will lead to many more such partnerships. Those who have worked with the company know Aaron for appraisals assistance, our management is “easy to do business with” and every effort is made to work the deal! In the event a sale fails to bring the desired minimum, Aaron can now provide more than just its traditional sales channel. Our multiple selling streams set us apart. For clientele who do not have their own sites, AIM is available as a value added service as it can be used to private label 3rd party sales.

Aaron Industrial Marketplace’s August Auctions Offering Something to Match Almost Every Process Equipment Need

by AaronEquipmentCo4. August 2011 13:49
Five Bidding Sessions to Consist of Laboratory Equipment, Plastics Compounding, Wood Pellet, Plastics Sheet Extrusion and Soap Manufacturing Items Chicago, IL – August 3, 2011 – All 50 states may have experienced record high temperatures in July, but August is shaping up to be even hotter in the process equipment industry. That’s because the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) will be setting a record of its own, with five auctions scheduled throughout the month. Each bidding lot will be devoted to a different process equipment niche: Laboratory Instrument and Accessories, Plastics Compounding Equipment, Wood Pellet Manufacturing, Plastic Sheet Extrusion and Soap Manufacturing Process Equipment. Starting off the August bidding frenzy at AIM will be the laboratory, instrument and accessories auction on August 9 and 10. Key items in this lot include an eclectic array of double arm mixers, laser telemetric systems, porisimeters, water baths, weather testers, thermogravimetric analyzers and ultrasonic cleaners. Next up on the auction block is plastics compounding equipment, which is slated to be sold August 10 and 11. This auction will consist of 31 lots, with a Baker Perkins compounding/pelletizing line, a Draiswerke Gelimat Thermokinetic mixing/compounding line, a Farrel compound system plus single, twin screw and lab extruders by Davis Standard Egan, HPM, Berstoff, Cincinnati Milacron, APV Baker, Farrel and Leistriz & Welding, and high-intensity and lab mixers by Henschel, Littleford/Lodige and Welex & Pappenmeier being highlights. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace bidding action continues on August 11 and 12 with a diverse selection of wood pellet manufacturing items like screw conveyors, dust collectors, forklifts, machine tools, pellet mills and lump breakers. Plastics will once again be the focus on August 12 and 13 with a plastic sheet extrusion facility auction. This collection of 55 lots will feature a Killion plastic sheet extrusion line, a Welex wide sheet line, Egan & Waldon Hartic cast film lines, a Crown sheet take off system, Labotec & Novatec desiccant dryers, a Una-Dyn gas-fired solid bed dehumidifying drying system, Gienro & Ledco laminators, an Acrison feeding system, a Foremost five-component conveyor system, a Convair volumetric feeder and a Schwitzer vacuum loader. August will finally wind down at the Aaron Industrial Marketplace with a soap manufacturing process equipment auction on August 23 and 24. Items in this auction’s lots will include bins, air compressors, kettles, scales, soap analyzers, tanks and autoclaves. Process equipment buyers who are looking for some hot deals at some cool prices this August can learn more about the laboratory equipment, plastics compounding, wood pellet, plastics sheet extrusion and soap manufacturing items up for bid throughout the month by visiting the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. Buyers and sellers who are interested in taking part in upcoming AIM auctions can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

Aaron Industrial Marketplace’s February Auctions Go Four for Four

by AaronEquipmentCo3. March 2011 14:22
Casein Plant, Plastics Equipment, Toner Equipment and Wheel Loader All Bring in Top Bids Chicago, IL – March 7, 2011 – March rolled in like a proud lion at the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM), with all four of its late February process equipment auctions garnering positive results. Over the course of two days, February 23 and 24, 2011, the quartet of casein plant, plastics equipment, toner equipment and Komatsu wheel loader auctions successfully closed after a buying frenzy that company management describes as “spirited bidding.” Setting the stage for the quadruple triumphs was the Komatsu wheel loader auction. When bidding on this heavy equipment bucket loader, which was conducted in conjunction with Return on Investment Auction services of Minnesota, wrapped up on February 23, 2011, the reserve price was easily met. February’s extreme weather conditions in the Midwest contributed to this successful close, with the winning bidder planning to put the machine to work on snow removal. That same day, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace scored a second bidding coup with its toner (pulverized) manufacturing equipment auction. This sale consisted of 100 lots located in two different locations. Before its successful completion, it drew in 34 registered bidders from the U.S. and abroad, with the ultimate winners hailing from four different countries. This achievement elevated AIM in its goal toward becoming an international process equipment auction presence. Aaron Industrial Marketplace management barely had time to celebrate these sales victories before two more auctions upped the company’s batting average. Just one day later, AIM ended bidding on a plastics related equipment auction and a complete casein plant auction. Fifty-eight lots made up the former sale, including cast film line, major components for a profile line, extruders, granulators, pelletizers, mixers, blenders, sizing tanks, pullers, winders, hammer mills, dryers, compressors and more. It was the second plastics-related AIM auction of its kind, with 65 bidders competing for its items and both the number of lots sold and the ending dollar amounts exceeding projections. The outcome was so favorable in fact that the Aaron Industrial Marketplace will hold another plastics auction in July 2011. Sharing the day’s spotlight was the complete casein plant auction. AIM spokesperson, Bruce Baird, explains, “We are currently in negations on the sale of this plant, with several active bidders taking extreme interest in its components.” Of the four auctions as a whole, he adds, “We are pleased with the results and see strong values for the rest of the year. Process equipment seekers who like to get in on the next round of bidding on new, used and reconditioned items can learn more about the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. Business owners who would like to receive top dollar on their no-longer-needed process equipment inventory can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

Three Equipment Auctions Slated for February at Aaron Industrial Marketplace

by AaronEquipmentCo19. February 2011 14:39
Casein Plant, Toner Manufacturing and Plastics-Related Equipment Up for Online Bid Chicago, IL – February 10, 2011 – While the nation may still be reeling from one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record, things are heating up this February at the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM). During the shortest month of the year, AIM will hold not one, not two, but three major process equipment auctions. Slated for either February 22–23 or February 23–24, these online bidding wars will feature a complete casein plant, toner (pulverized) manufacturing equipment and plastics-related equipment. The first of these auctions, the Toner (Pulverized) Manufacturing Equipment Auction will take place on February 22-23, 2011. Consisting of 100 process equipment pieces, this lot of items is currently being removed from the Konica Minolta facility. The individual pieces will be stored offsite and are available for inspection. They include Nippon pneumatic pulse jet dust collectors; micron mikro-pulsaire pulse jet dust collectors, alpine turbo plex mills, micron screw conveyors and victory mills from Hosokawa; a Flex-Kleen pulse jet dust collector; Spencer turbine blowers; pneumatic conveyors, bin vent dust collectors, excent feeders, dispersion separators, supersonic jet mills and metalfab volumetric feeders from NPK; and transtor tote bins, elevators, a table top belt conveyor, high intensity mixers, volumetric feeders, twin screw extruders, a dehumidifying dryer, a propane storage tank, double belt coolers, a single cartridge dust collector system, kryptron eddy mills, compressed air dryers, a double belt cooler, volumetric constant feeders, package chillers, an impactor grinder and a vibratory conveyor from various name brand manufacturers. Before bidding draws to a close on this lot, two other auctions will commence bidding on the Aaron Industrial Marketplace. Running simultaneously from February 23–24, 2011 will be a Complete Casein Plant Auction consisting of 18 lots and a 50-piece Plastics-Related Equipment auction. The former items will be offered at auction as either a complete plant or individual components. The lot is composed of an OZSM Fluid bed dryer, four blowers, a Sharples P300 centrifuge, several stainless steel tanks in a wide range of capacities, two DSM screens, twenty pumps, three plate heat exchangers, three inline filters, a 7 pass condenser, and two aluminum hoppers. Finally, the Plastics-Related Equipment Auction will consist of injection mold machines from Cincinnati, Sandretto, and Ferromatik; Cumberland and Allsteele granulators; S. F. Scheer Strand pelletizers; a United Farm Tools Inc. hammermill; a Pallman Type mill; an Oakes continuous mixer; a Thoresen McCosh gravimetric blender; a Conair Conomix blender; a Killion cast film station; Genca, NRM, Berlyn and Davis single screw extruders; a Kenco taber forming/cut-off press; Boston Matthews, Peachtree Tech and Gatto belt pullers; Metaplast, RDN and Conair/Gatto vacuum sizing tanks; Tetra Profile winders; AEC Whitlock WD series cabinet dryers; Conair dehumidifying dryers; Cincinnati Milacron solid bed style dryers, Thoreson McCosh closed loop triple dessicant bed dryers; a Conair small carousel dehumidifying dryer; Atlas Copco two-stage oil-free rotary screw compressors; Kongsklide high-pressure multi-air blowers; a Royale Extruder, Dake Corp 75-ton press; and a Spencer Industravac system. The AIM team is highly optimistic about this trio of upcoming auctions. “We’re coming off a tank and vessel auction that closed at an average of 15 percent above the expected auction value,” explains the marketplace’s spokesperson, Bruce Baird. “We’re hoping to match or even exceed that level with our February auctions.” Process equipment buyers looking for a good deal on quality casein, toner and plastics equipment can learn more about the items up for bid in February by visiting the Aaron Industrial Marketplace online at http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com. Buyers and sellers who are interested in taking part in upcoming AIM auctions can contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858. Contact: Bruce Baird 735 E. Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106 (510) 452-7858 bbaird@aaronequipment.com http://www.AaronIndustrialMarketplace.com

Aaron Equipment Has Expanded Its West Coast Division

by AaronEquipmentCo11. February 2011 15:20
Aaron Equipment has expanded its West Coast Division by sourcing a larger facility. The new location is 2033 Clement Ave., Building 31, Office 120, Alameda, CA 94501 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new facility can handle the expected growth of the Aaron Industrial Marketplace Auction division. Aaron Industrial Marketplace was launched in June of 2010 to provide our customers another venue to source used process equipment. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace provides a place for Aaron Equipment's customers to sell their surplus assets. The Aaron Industrial Marketplace has exceeded projected grow targets thus requiring a larger facility. The new facility is in a light industrial location which will provide storage for used processing equipment on the West Coast. The West Coast facility will also support Aaron Equipment's packaging division, AEK Packaging Equipment (www.AEKpack.com) and Aaron's Appraisal division.

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