Thursday, January 26, 2012

Aaron Industrial Marketplace Helps a Closing Company Liquidate Excess Inventory on Tight Deadline

AIM Auction Platform Delivers Results on Short Notice

Chicago, IL – January 20, 2012 – When a local metal heat treating firm found itself needing to liquidate inventory in a hurry this past December, it turned to the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) for help. With just 30 days left until the company had to vacate its premises, the timeframe was tight but AIM delivered results that exceeded expectations despite the urgency. By January 6, 2012, the auction company successfully sold off the assets and coordinated a scrap and clean-up effort that left behind a broom clean building.  

The precipitating event behind the last-minute auction was that the metal heat treating company was closing its doors.  Having already sold most of its major assets, the company was staring down excess assets that were cluttering up its plant and offices. Getting rid of everything by their early January deadline appeared daunting.

The remaining items consisted of everything from older heat treating equipment, a maintenance department, testing lab, forklifts and other material handling equipment to office furniture.  Finding a single source that could liquidate everything fast seemed nearly impossible. 

That’s when the company turned to AIM. When the company mentioned that it had to leave behind a completely empty office and warehouse by early January, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace team didn’t blink an eye. They agreed to take on all that remained and then proceeded to auction off and scrap out the balance of the items in less than 30 days.

“It’s not uncommon for businesses to find themselves in a tight squeeze where they need to close out the books by liquidating equipment or completing a sales project by the end of the year,” explains AIM spokesperson, Bruce Baird. “In the midst of the busy holiday season, other liquidators might tell them to come back in January, when it would have been too late. At AIM, we pride ourselves on not letting time constraints get in the way. With only a short window to perform it, we got the job done for this company and we can do the same for other businesses who are put into a similar time crunch.”

Business owners who need to liquidate and clean up some of their unused materials quickly can learn more about what the Aaron Industrial Marketplace has to offer online at For more information on the auction platform that simplified this going-out-of-business process, contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Aaron Industrial Marketplace Gears Up for Packaging Equipment Auction

AIM Begins New Year by Putting Primary and Secondary Packaging Machinery on the Auction Block 

Bensenville, IL – January 25, 2012 – Manufacturers who are looking for a good deal on quality-condition packaging equipment should mark their new 2012 calendars for January 24. At 9:00 a.m. CST on that day, the Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) will begin auctioning off several lots of primary and secondary packaging equipment. The lots being sold span the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical industries. Bidding will extend through January 26 at 4:00 p.m. CST and will be conducted on the AIM online auction platform.

The items up for bid will run the gamut of primary and secondary packaging machinery. Some of the highlights include bag sealers, bottle washers, cappers, case erectors, feeders, fillers, labelers, palletizers, tray sealers, wrappers and shrink equipment. Among the brand names bidders will recognize are Crown, Bemis, Fischbein, Doboy, Standard Metal Products, Jones, CAM, Anderson Machine, Superior, Wexxar, Circle, 3M, Ross, Krones, Polypak and Scandia, just to name a few.

Interested bidders who would like to inspect the equipment before committing to their top price are encouraged to arrange an appointment to do so. All of the machinery is presently being stored in a single location for convenient viewing and is available for onsite inspection.

“We want bidders to take part in this AIM auction knowing exactly what they’ll be walking away from it with,” explains Aaron Industrial Marketplace spokesperson Pat Quinn. “Unlike most auction platform providers, we have the in-house expertise to arm bidders with the accurate and detailed information they need to make informed buying decisions and to determine their price point.”

Quinn goes on to point out, “This primary and secondary packaging equipment auction is a great opportunity for manufacturers to get their 2012 budgets off on the right foot by picking up good machinery for well below market value. Most of the equipment on the bidding block is in very good condition, with a select few items needing only minor reconditioning to bring them up to next-to-new quality.”

Pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics manufacturers who would like to learn more about the primary and secondary packaging equipment AIM has up for bid can do so online at For more information on how to arrange an onsite inspection of the machinery prior to auction close, contact Pat Quinn at (630) 238-7531.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aaron Industrial Marketplace Looks Forward to Another Successful Year of Online Equipment Bidding

AIM Auction Platform Aims to Keep Its Sales Momentum Going in 2012

Chicago, IL – Aaron Industrial Marketplace (AIM) ends 2011 on a high note, with full anticipation of an even more successful 2012. The online auction platform that is devoted to the sale of used, new and reconditioned-to-new equipment wound down the clock on 15 auctions this past year, all of which exceeded the company’s goals and expectations.

Among the highlights of the year-long bidding frenzy were a tank and vessel lot in January that sold at an average of 15 percent above the expected auction value. Aaron Industrial Marketplace followed up that 2011 opener with a quartet of successes in February, including a toner (pulverized) manufacturing equipment auction that drew in 34 registered bidders from the U.S. and abroad. With the winners hailing from four different countries, this auction solidified AIM’s international process equipment auction presence.

Even a tight niche, a potato processing auction in March proved a pleasant surprise in terms of both its sell-through rate and the dollar amount recorded. More recently, when the company’s nutraceutical equipment auction closed in October, it proved the most successful auction conducted through the bidding arena to date.

AIM owes at least part of these successes to the new features it introduced to its auction platform in 2011. In particular, the addition of a “Buy It Now” capability attracted bidders wishing to close a deal instantly. Company spokesperson Bruce Baird explains, “We received great feedback on this functionality, which we anticipate to propel us forward into a banner 2012.”

If the 2012 Aaron Industrial Marketplace calendar is any indication, Baird’s predictions will easily hold true. The company already has 14 auctions scheduled for the New Year, with plans to hold at least one per month throughout the year. Those currently on tap for 2012 encompass equipment from a wide range industries, including food processing and packaging, chemical, test equipment, chemical processing equipment, and sheet and plastic molding equipment.

“We are anxiously looking forward to extending the momentum we sparked in 2011 into 2012 and beyond,” Baird notes. “Based on the continually growing interest in the AIM platform, we’ll be booking even more auctions this upcoming year than we did last year.”

Buyers and sellers of equipment who would like to learn more about what the Aaron Industrial Marketplace has in store for 2012 can check out all the upcoming auctions online at For more information on the platform enhancements that catapulted AIM to its 2011 successes, contact Bruce Baird at (510) 452-7858.