Pickles, Australia’s largest automotive and equipment auctioneer and valuer, announced today its acquisition of specialist mining auction house, Hassalls.

As the leader in asset remarketing and advisory across industrial, cars, trucks, salvage and general goods, Pickles creates trusted marketplaces where everyone wins, delivering value through expertise, simplicity and relationships.



The Hassalls team are strategically located near Australia’s mining hubs in Queensland, Western Australia, and New South Wales. We have had a long history with Hassalls and like Pickles, Hassalls is an Australian and family-owned business. Hassalls works with major mining companies, mining services businesses, financiers, and restructuring professionals to advise, appraise and realise asset values; making it an ideal fit with Pickles.
 
Bruce Maclennan, CEO of Pickles said this is an exciting time for both companies. “Acquiring Hassalls creates the strongest resource and mining team in the country. We will deliver a streamlined service for our vendors and buyers by opening up marketplaces across Australia and internationally. Using our dominant national footprint in conjunction with our unique multiple sales channels, we will deliver on our vision to take what we do, do it better and do it anywhere”.
 
Bruce Connors, Industrial Director at Pickles adds: “The Hassalls team will contribute additional resources and bring valuable industry experience which will enhance the Pickles Industrial business.” “This acquisition will strengthen our commitment and offering to vendors, suppliers, and buyers alike. In addition, it will also provide both Pickles and Hassalls staff opportunities to diversify their careers and gain further experience in our industry. We are excited to have the right people with the right experience under one roof.”

Buyer’s will soon have a single source to go to for all cars, trucks, earthmoving and mining equipment via Pickles’ innovative buying methods PicklesLIVE and PicklesONLINE as well as benefiting from Pickles’ national footprint, the largest and most extensive in the auction industry.

The Pickles team has been operating since 1964 and brings hundreds of years of experience in the auto and auctioneer industry. For over 50 years Pickles has forged a national reputation for integrity and high standards of business conduct.  We create trusted marketplaces where everybody wins; delivering value through relationships, simplicity and expertise. Our vision is to take what we do and do it better.

“Pickles has forged a national reputation for integrity, high standards of service and business conduct. This acquisition will offer invaluable capital injection to Hassalls to fuel the business’ ascending growth,” said Steve Wall, General Manager at Hassalls.
 
Hassalls will operate as normal for the remainder of the financial year before both companies begin a wider integration process.

09 Feb