• 1960s
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    1964

    Pickles founded

    Stock and Station Agent founded in Moree, NSW by Peter Pickles.

     
  • 1970s
  •  
    1973
    First auction held

    Relocated to Sydney to conduct antique, fine arts and damaged vehicle auctions.

  •  
    1977
    Second branch opened

    An auction facility was established at Islington, Newcastle.

  • 1980s
  •  
    1982
    First vehicle auction

    Pickles conducted their first vehicle-only auction in Sydney.

  •  
    1985
    Pickles expands inventory

    Truck, earthmoving and plant auctions conducted in Sydney.

  •  
    1988
    First acquisition

    Crealys Auctions was acquired.

  • 1990s
  •  
    1993
    Pickles continues to grow

    Opened facilities in both Canberra and Sydney.

  •  
    1994
    Business development

    Established Pickles Commissioning Centre in Sydney.

  •  
    1995
    Major acquisition

    Airport Auctions in Sydney was acquired.

  •  
    1996
    Website launched

    Pickles.com was launched.

  •  
    1997-8
    Rapid growth

    Auto Salvage Auctions in Adelaide was acquired and new branches in Hobart, Newcastle and Geebung were set-up.

  •  
    1999
    New appointments and acquisitions

    Tim Pickles appointed Managing Director and DASFLEET (Commonwealth Government) and Simshauser Auctions were both acquired. Also launched a state-of-the-art auction system.

  • 2000s
  •  
    Early 2000s
    Further expansion

    Established facilities in Melbourne, Townsville, Brisbane and Perth as well as acquiring Auto Group’s damaged vehicle operations Australia-wide.

     
  •  
    Early 2000s
    Technology advances

    Pickles Advanced Information Reporting System (PAIRS), remote bidding, online absentee bidding system and PicklesLIVE all launched and the website was updated and refreshed.

  •  
    2009
    Toyota contract secured

    100,000 vehicles sold online with PicklesLIVE.

  • 2010s
  •  
    2010
    Pickles sets a record high

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

  •  
    2011
    Single-purpose facilities opened across Australia

    Geebung opens the first Fixed Price facility and Adelaide opens their stand-alone Industrial division at Pennington.

  •  
    2013-4
    New chairman and CEO appointed

    Tim Pickles appointed Executive Chairman and Bruce Maclennan appointed CEO.

     
  •  
    2015
    New way to buy

    PicklesLIVE app launched.

  •  
    2017
    Established PicklesAsia (Malaysia)

    Pickles Ventures launched and start-up companies Datium Insights, CarZapp, iungo signed by Pickles.

  •  
    2018
    Massive growth in the industrial sector

    Australia’s largest industrial-only auction facility opened in Altona, VIC. Pickles also acquired Hassalls Auction creating a mining powerhouse in Australia.