Watts Auctions is a firm of specialist auctioneers that is based in Barnsley in the UK. The company was formed in 1995 by Martin Watts, and was sold in 2006 to John Roebuck and Colin Crossland who elected to retain its original name. Watts Auction began trading with regular used machinery auctions in Barnsley and moved to a site Selby as the operation grew. Rapid growth in sales lead to a move to the company's present site in Carlton, Barnsley and by 2013 the British auction houses was handling up to 30,000 lots of machinery per year.
Experienced in the sale of machinery and equipment
Watts Auctions handles a range of auction events for individual sellers and companies throughout the UK as well as regular on site sales at its dedicated facility in Carlton. It specialises in the resale of grounds maintenance equipment, plant and construction equipment, agricultural machinery, vehicles and light industrial machinery. A general sale takes place every 5 weeks at W&A Auctions and regularly reaches in excess of 3,500 lots. Buyers are able to find a huge selection of goods such as power generators, excavators, compressors and gardening equipment, and there is on site car parking space available for up to 120.
Much of the equipment for sale at Watts Auction comes through regular and repeat customers, and these include traders and manufacturers, national hire companies, end users and main dealerships. Auctions are either live with real time online bidding or timed online events. Buyers can bid for goods in person at the company's site or online on WattsAuctions' website after registering with i-bidder.com.