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History

Today, Pickles Auctions is a leader in the Australian Auctioneering and Valuations industry. It has grown from a single operation to a national company operating in every State and Territory of Australia.

Below is a brief history of Pickles Auctions.

1964   Stock and Station Agent founded in Moree NSW by Peter Pickles
1973    Relocated to Sydney to conduct antique, fine arts and damaged vehicle auctions
1977Auction facility established at Islington, Newcastle
1982Motor vehicle auctions conducted in Sydney
1985Truck, earthmoving and plant auctions conducted in Sydney
1988Crealys Auctions was acquired
 Belmore auction facility opened on current Head Office site
1993Established Canberra auction facility in Fyshwick
 Established Industrial Auction Facility in Moorebank, Sydney
1994Established Pickles Commisioning Centre in Sydney
1995Airport Auctions in Sydney was acquired
1996Pickles.com was launched
1997 Auto Salvage Auctions in Adelaide was acquired
1998Established Hobart auction facility
 Established Newcastle auction facility in Gateshead
 Established Brisbane auction facility in Geebung
1999Tim Pickles appointed Managing Director
 Acquired DASFLEET (Commonwealth Government) auction business in South Australia
 Acquired Simshauser Auctions in Brisbane
 Developed and launched state-of-the-art auction system
2000Established Melbourne auction facility in Tullamarine
 Townsville branch commenced operation
 Pickles Advanced Information Reporting System (PAIRS) launched
 'Fixed Price' selling introduced in NSW
 Pickles.com updated and relaunched
 Data interface technology with vendors was implemented
2001Acquired Auto Group's damaged vehicle operations Australia-wide
 Established Industrial auction facility at Rocklea in Brisbane
 Established Perth auction facility at Welshpool
2002Launched Remote Bidding in conjunction with RACV
2003Relocated Newcastle auction facility to new premises
 Acquired Territory Auto Auctions in Darwin
 Launched Online Absentee Bidding System for trade buyers in Sydney and Brisbane
 Established Dubbo auction facility
 Acquired Builder Auctions in Alice Springs
2004Launch of Pickles Live bidding system (originally called "Live Online")
 Motor Vehicle auction facility opened in Balcatta, Perth
 NSW Industrial division relocated to Chipping Norton
 The Pickles Intranet was launched
2006Salvage Vehicle facility at Acacia Ridge in Brisbane opened
 PVT Transport was launched
 PDAs introduced for motor vehicles
2007Launch of the new public website
 Rundles Auctions Tamworth was acquired and opened Tamworth auction facility
2008Hobart branch relocated to new facilities in Moonah
 New auction facility for general vehicles opened in Sunshine, Melbourne
 Dubbo branch relocated to new auction facility
 Brisbane industrial division relocated to larger auction facility in Archerfield
 A new facility for the WA industrial division opened in Forrestfield
2009Toyota contract secured
 100,000 vehicles sold online with Pickles Live
2010

Over 25,000 storm affected vehicles sold in Melbourne and Perth

2011Geebung opens the first Fixed Price facility
 Adelaide opens their stand alone Industrial division at Pennington
2012New auction facility opened in Albany, Western Australia
 Pickles Plus was launched
2013Chipping Norton and Milperra branches merge. All Sydney Industrial and Light Industrial Auctions now held at Milperra
 Tim Pickles appointed Executive Chairman
2014Bruce Maclennan appointed CEO