Proventura Industrie-Auktion GmbH was founded in 1997 and is located in Göttingen, Lower Saxony (Germany). It is a member of the trade association of German Wholesale Dealers for Machinery and Tools (FDM) and certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.
The German market as a priority
The auction house works with liquidators, credit institutions, leasing companies, tax offices, courts and individual clients from all over Western Europe, with a special focus on the German speaking countries. In addition to its headquarters, Proventura is located in Hanover and Heiligenhaus (Düsseldorf), Berlin and Grabenstätt / Bavaria and faces its task with a workforce of eight full timeemployees, four of them as appraisers and auctioneers. The sole shareholder of Proventura Industrie-Auktion GmbH is Dip.- eng. Johann Zimmermann from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Hanover. Astrid Graf, Roland Müller and Dip.- eng. Johann Zimmermann are the general directors of Proventura. Its services include appraisals of movable assets from all economic sectors, clearance sales in retail, seizures and auctions for companies of all sizes. Items can be stored at the auctioneer's warehouses in three different regions in Germany. With more than 2,000 inventories created and more than 700 companies sold by auction or marketed for the highest bid, Proventura online knows the German market very well and has specialized in inexpensive public auctions for small, mid-size and large companies.
Public auctions for a large audience
The return for the client is a lot higher in public auctions on Proventura than in usual sales. High-quality auctions provide the necessary base for buyers to fully inform themselves with the lots. Online auctions are divided into different categories, among them construction, metalworking, woodworking, machinery and tools. All auctions are equipped with color photo catalogues and presentations online, email notifications for registered users as well as advertisements in newspapers and journals. Among the closed online auctions involving entire plants or parts of a company were Gebhard GmbH for metalworking machinery, porta design GmbH for machinery from the aluminum and plastic industry and Tischlerei Uwe Stein for woodworking machines. Online auctions have a 30 seconds rule, which implies that any online auction will be prolonged for 30 seconds, if a bid has been made within the last minute before closing. In order to provide up to date information on finished, running and planned auctions, the website is regularly updated with all necessary information. Every month, approximately 85,000 people from all over the world view auctions on the Proventura online website.