08 Jul 2024

Contents of UK home appliance manufacturing factory up for auction

Amada Punch Press

Specialist auctioneer and asset management company NCM Auctions are selling the contents of the Merseyside-based factory on behalf of specialist home appliance manufacturer Glen Dimplex.

The global business, headquartered in Dublin, has manufacturing and development centres worldwide. It produces domestic appliances for well-known consumer brands such as Morphy Richards, Britannia, Belling and LEC. In November last year, the company announced the consolidation of its UK manufacturing operations and the closure of their Prescot site.

Amada Press Brake HFBO

This mostly no reserve online auction for the factory contents includes press brakes and punch presses from renowned Japanese brand Amada and high-capacity power presses from Taylor & Challen and Wilkens & Mitchell. The auction catalogue also includes lathes, milling machines, precision drills, MIG welding robots, spray booths, powder coating booths and a fully automated 12-station assembly line from Amber Industries.

Automatic Assembly Line

Alongside the specialist manufacturing equipment are catering supplies, workbenches, extraction equipment, racking, office furniture, seating, modular buildings and more.

Glen Dimplex is working with NCM to clear the site in a sustainable way. This strategy extends the lifecycle of this specialist equipment and allows it to be reused and redeployed by various businesses and specialist manufacturers. It diverts surplus items from landfill, benefits the local community, and makes the items available to companies at a fraction of the cost of trying to acquire new equipment and machinery.

Amy Rutherford, partnership lead at NCM Auctions, added:

“We’re pleased to be working with Glen Dimplex on this project, and their approach to sustainability and opting for a circular approach to their asset disposal has far-reaching benefits for the manufacturing industry and the wider community in and around Merseyside.

A complete factory auction like this is rare and offers our bidders access to a full range of equipment – covering everything from metal forming and punching to precision welding, assembly, painting and powder coating. We’ve seen a lot of interest from both UK and overseas bidders. In the first instance, I’d ask interested parties to contact us and secure a viewing as soon as possible.”

A viewing day will take place 17 July by appointment only

Please contact NCM on 01302 898260 or email the team to book.

The online auction for Glen Dimplex is due to end 18 July from 11am.

View the catalogue

There’s also the option for private treaty offers before the auction ends.

For more information, please email us.

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