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Mid Ulster Auctions expands services to Britain

Noel Lennon, director at Mid Ulster Auctions.

FAMILY-owned and operated Mid Ulster Auctions (MUA) in Magherafelt is expanding its services into the GB market.

It comes after it was appointed by CP Dynes, a leading groundworks and drainage specialist in Chelmsford, to manage a multi-million-pound fleet renewal sale.

MUA will manage the sale of a catalogue of 116 lots valued at over £2 million in the online-only public auction, which is due to take place on Saturday June 6.

Originally scheduled as an on-site auction, the sale has been updated to a live online hybrid auction due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines.

As part of the latest sale, a large selection of construction plant and machinery is due to go under the hammer.

Featured lots include Volvo A25E 25 tonnes articulated dump trucks, a 2017 registered JCB Hydradig rubber wheeled excavator, the recently launched JCB 220XLC 22 tonnes tracked excavator and a large selection of 21-35 tonnes excavators, including Hitachi and Komatsu models.

“The sale represents our first live online hybrid auction as we focus our efforts to expand our services in new high-growth markets,” MUA director Noel Lennon said.

“We’re anticipating significant interest for the extensive catalogue of quality heavy plant and construction machinery.”

MUA, established in 1994, remains one of the north’s leading auction houses, independently owned and operated by the Lennon family.

In recent years it has managed highly successful auctions at the instruction of clients, including Lough Swilly Bus Company, Limavady Gear, Linton & Robinson, Asset Co, MAC Rental, Millar Savoury Foods and Alexander Tractors.

In 2009 it was the first auction house in Ireland to offer a fully comprehensive live online bidding service for international buyers across all of its auctions, including light commercial vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, plant and machinery and more. Notably, in 2016, it managed a record-setting 16-hour auction for McGrath Engineering.

Viewing for the CP Dynes fleet renewal auction is by appointment only in line with social distancing guidelines. Interested bidders are invited to attend the live online auction at midulsterauctions.com.

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