Auction and appraisal firm Thomas Industries counts printing and graphics as well as manufacturing and durable goods among its areas of expertise. The company was established in 1947 and has been providing services such as liquidations, appraisals and worldwide auctions for over 60 years. It is the largest North American auction company to specialise in the printing and graphics sector and arranges appraisals and sales from its offices and warehouses in California, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the US, and Shanghai, China.
Specialising in unique areas
Thomas Industries combines its understanding of market trends and its vast experience of sales to offer clients a comprehensive list of services. ThomasAuction also auctions manufacturing and durable goods for sellers from a range of industries including aviation, building and construction, mining, plastics, chemicals, woodworking and metalworking. Clients include commercial and industrial businesses, banks, finance and investment houses, and sales may be the outcome of court bankruptcy orders, restructuring, plant sales, foreclosure or relocation. Sellers are able to benefit from the company's global reach, while buyers are able to source unique parts and machinery or hard to find equipment from any part of the world.
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Online and live auctions
Thomas Auction organises large scale sales for plants all over the US and Canada as well as specialised auctions for clients in every region of the world. Sellers can have auctions tailored to their precise needs, while online bidding increases the potential customer base. Many sales are internet bidding only, while others are a combination of live and webcast sales. Registration is free and those wishing to bid at live sales should register on site on the day, while those wishing to bid on webcast events can register online on thomasauction.com prior to the Thomas auction. All online sales are in conjunction with Bidspotter.com and buyers are able to create a new account easily.
Thomas Industries' web page offers regular alerts and updates as well as detailed information on goods to be auctioned, and a handy 'bidder tools' section allows users to find Thomas auctions of interest and place bids quickly.