88  Plant and machinery

New occupants of industrial sites may need to dispose of unfamiliar, bulky specialist plant and machinery left by a previous occupant. There has always been a ready home and overseas market for individual pieces of machinery through dealer and auctioneers. In recent years, however, the sale of complete factories and plants such as breweries, by specialist agents has become more common, and appropriate advice should always be sought before calling in scrap merchants.

A suggestion from the team at the Rocky Mountain Materials Exchange: Consider a "graveyard auction" of the unwanted equipment each factory has in its yard. These materials currently take up valuable space and as they rust and age, decline in value.

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AA Southend Scrap Company

Tel 01702 294240
3 Vanguard Way, Shoeburyness, SOUTHEND ON SEA, Essex SS3 9QY

Ferrous/non-ferrous scrap merchant. Demolition and dismantling service. Scrap car, truck and heavy plant and machinery dismantling.

Action Dismantlers and Rubbish Clearance

Tel 0208 980 1800
2 Brockware, Cyprus Street, LONDON E2

Site clearance and dismantling.

AG Machine Tools Technology Ltd

Tel 01353 661093 / 01353 669909
Main Street, Witchford, ELY, Cambs CB6 2H

Sale and purchase of used machine tools. CNC specialist.

Airdale Factors Ltd

Tel 01535 652415 Fax 01535 652565
Silsden, KEIGHLEY, West Yorks BD

Purchaser of new and used electric motors, switchgear, cable, transformers etc.

Albion Valve Co

Tel 01708 522616
16 Salamons Way, RAINHAM, Essex

Purchaser of valves - steel, stainless steel or cast iron.

Apex Services

Tel 01296 651961 Fax 01296 651962
Unit 421, Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, AYLESBURY, Bucks

Dealer in new and used machine tools.

Ashley Amos Woodworking Machinery Ltd

Tel 01327 300720 Mobile 0860 366121 Fax 01327 705768
32 Lanchester Way, Royal Oak Industrial Estate, DAVENTRY, Northants NN11 5PH

Dealer in new and used woodworking machinery.

Association for Industrial Archaeology

Tel 01952 432751 Fax 01952 432204
The Library , Ironbridge Gorge Museum, TELFORD, Shrops TF8 7AW

Voluntary organisation for the study of industrial archaeology, encouraging improved standards of recording, research, conservation and publication. May be able to assist with advice or direction to local expertise.

Axe and Status Ltd

Tel 01908 647707 Fax 01908 648087
Unit 2, Saxon Park, Bond Avenue, Bletchley, MILTON KEYNES, Bucks, MK1 1QU

Dealer in new and used CNC machine tools and sheet metal machinery.

Ayton Equipment Ltd

Tel 01642 711455 Fax 01642 710100
Station Road, Stokesley, NR MIDDLESBOROUGH, Cleveland TS9 7AB

Buy surplus plants and all kinds of equipment and publish a most amazing catalogue with all kinds of items: e.g. disc bowl desludger centrifuges, tea manufacturing plant; glass-lined tanks, High Fractose Corn Syrup Plant and many more.

Brock, J. and Sons

Tel 01371 830353
Woodlands Farm, Debden Road Thaxtow, DUNMON, Essex CM6 3QD

Sale and purchase of most types of agricultural machinery.

British Engineerium

Tel 01273 559583
Nevill Road, HOVE, East Sussex BN3 7

Centre of expertise on conserving industrial plant and machinery worthy of preservation. May be able to provide advice.

Centaur Auctions

Tel 0208 803 9796
Lea Valley Trading Estate, Angel Road, Edmonton LONDON N18

Specialist auctions of office and computer equipment, machinery and trade stock. Alternate Saturdays, 10.00am.

Chiswick Supplies (Meldreth) Ltd

Tel 01763 260493 Fax 01763 261977
1 Whitecroft Road, Meldreth, ROYSTON, Herts SG6 6NE

Sale and purchase of all types of machinery.

Fuel Installation Services

Tel 01727 867547
Williams Yard, St Albans Road, Sandridge, ST ALBANS, Herts AL4 9LA

Dealer in industrial and domestic fuel storage tanks. May purchase reusable tanks.

GMD Mowers

Tel 01268 514141
270-272 High Street, CANVEY ISLAND, Essex SS8 7TB

Sale and purchase of used mowers, garden machinery and hardware.

Hawbery King

Tel 01933 505539 Finchley Fax 01992 509288
38 Ware Road, HERTFORD SG13 7HL

Industrial auctioneer, surveyor and valuer. Regular collective auctions. 40,000 sq ft auction room and store. Also at Auction House, Essex Road, Heddesdon, Rushden, Northants, EN11 0DP (Tel 01933 317331)

Henry Butcher & Co

Tel 0207 405 8411 Fax 0207 405 9772
Brownlow House, 50-51 High Holborn, LONDON WC1V 6EG

Specialist auctioneer operating site sales of all classes of plant and machinery, including office furnishings and equipment. Regional branch offices provide nationwide coverage.

J A Pullen

Tel 0208 749 3828
124A St Stephens Avenue, Sheperds Bush, LONDON W12 8JD

Non-ferrous scrap merchant. Purchaser of used catering equipment.

Kennedy Transmission Ltd

Tel 01706 853021 Fax 01706 852217
Station Road, ROCHDALE, Lancs OL11 1DR

Purchases reduction gearboxes, pumps, fans and motors.

Kimberley Trading Co Ltd

Tel 0208 203 5244
13 Sutton Parade, Church Road, Hendon, LONDON NW4 1RR

Small export company dealing in new and secondhand machinery and spare parts. Considerable experience in arranging sales to developing countries.

McGregor S M & Co

Tel 01869 248228 Fax 01869 248180
Station Yard, London Road, BICESTER, Oxon OX6 7BZ

Railway track renewal contractor. Purchaser of redundant track and track materials.

MWM Woodworking Machinery Ltd

Tel 0116 289 3469 Fax 0116 282 4384
Unit 1 and 2, Marlow Road, LEICESTER LE3 2BQ

Dealer in new and used woodworking machinery.

Norman Machinery Ltd

Tel 01453 886084
Phoenix Works, STROUD, Glos GL5 2BU

Machinery dealer. Sale and purchase of used machine tools.

O'Dell F D & Sons Ltd

Tel 01462 812191 Fax 01462 812191
New Street Works, New Street, SHEFFORD, Beds SG17 5BW

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap merchant and salvage dealer in constructional steel and secondhand machine tools. Waste disposal and transfer service.

Robinson Group

Tel 0208 459 3000 Fax 0208 450 0070
4 Winslow Close, LONDON NW10 0NF

Plant dismantling, demolition and site clearance, purchase and removal of equipment.

Shoebridge, W H & Sons Ltd

Tel 01604 38099 Fax 01604 28694

Purchaser of large modern electric motors.

Smith, A V & Son

Tel 01491 836664 Fax 01491 826444
Frogs Island, Brightwell cum Sotwell, WALLINGFORD, Oxon OX10 0SW

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap merchant and surplus machinery dismantling specialist

Smiths of Bloxham

Tel 01295 720286 Fax 01295 721062
Milton Road, Bloxham, BANBURY, Oxon

Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap merchant. Purchaser of reusable steels, plant and machinery.

TBC Industrial

Tel 0115 930 7010 Fax 0115 930 7980
16 Nottingham Road, ILKESTON, Derbys DE7 5RE

Purchases surplus and redundant bearings - all types.

VHE Holdings plc

Tel 01226 715666 Fax 01226 717474
Engine Lane, Shafton, BARNSLEY, South Yorks S72 8SP

Specialist civil engineering contractor. Industrial dismantling; decontamination of soils, sludges and process residues with reuse of materials where feasible. Use of new technologies as well as traditional earthmoving and engineering skills. Construction of new infrastructure; landfill design and build; regeneration of brownfield sites. In association with brokers Willis Corroon, the company offers clients a project-specific insurance policy which underwrites the environmental quality of reclaimed land.

Whitefield Machinery Ltd

Tel 0161 430 5227 Fax 0161 406 6141
Ashton Road,Bredbury, STOCKPORT, Cheshire SK6 2DS

Purchaser of modern electric motors, switchgear, transformers etc.

Wilson Machinery

Tel 01268 533393
4 Paycocke Close, BASILDON, Essex SS14 3HS

Dealer, auctioneer, and exporter of used machine tools, manual and CNC sheet metal machinery.