Apex offer tailor-made solutions that allow you to manage the level of risk against the potential return from the sale of your assets. We specialise in full plant closures to complete business restructure and investment.

For almost 20 years, Apex Auctions, part of the Apex Group have supported companies around the world buy, sell and manage their surplus assets. Combine that with our 75 years of industry experience, there are very few situations that we can't add our expertise and knowledge.

We help to bridge the gap between buyer and seller using our cutting-edge transaction platform, a vast buyer database and precise global sales & marketing.

Buying - If you want to buy machine tools, our online auctions allow you to browse, bid and buy from the comfort of your own home or even on the go. We carry out over 200 auctions every year, selling around 30,000 machines across the globe. View our auction calendar here - www.apexauctions.co.uk

Selling - It couldn't be easier, our online auctions and private treaty sales can help whether you're looking to sell a single machine or an entire facility. Our global dealer network and 350,000 worldwide bidders make it easy for you to sell your machines at the prices you want.

For more information, please visit our website - www.apex-group.com or if you're ready to buy, view all of our auctions here -  www.apexauctions.co.uk

For more information or to discuss requirements contact Eloise at ewalker@apex-group.com



  • Plant Closures
  • Online Auctions
  • Online Marketplace
  • Procurement
  • Valuation
  • Finance
  • Redeployment
  • End of Lease Management
  • Retirement and Disposal
  • Software 
  • Service Level & Support
  • Logistics and Support



“At all stages of the project you acted in a very professional manner and with great integrity. The results of the auction surpassed our expectations and I must say your team did a fantastic job extracting maximum value for us. I will not hesitate to use Apex again should the need arise and based on our experience would recommend you to anyone thinking of using your services.”

Jim Marriott Director of Manufacturing Gardner Denver Ltd

"Their professional manner and the way they have provided a complete service from initial viewing and removing of machines with minimal disruption to colleagues or myself has impressed me. I have been kept informed at every stage in the proceedings with regards to the process, costs and removal dates. Their on-site representatives have performed in a courteous, safe and helpful manner"

John Edwards Group Leader - Mechanical Kodak Ltd

"I would like to personally thank you and your staff at Apex for providing Sunrise Tool & Die, Inc. with impeccable honesty, integrity and knowledge of equipment when we needed to sell surplus machines from the acquisition of J-Ron Machine & Tool Inc."

Darrell E. Littrell - President, Sunron International, LLC



•350,000 global buyers

•100’s of new buyers every week

•Regular cleansing of our data ensures accuracy & efficiency

•Website optimised to rank highly for key industry search terms

•Partner with all of the leading industry portals

•Website visited regularly by buyers from 189 countries

•15,000 Sq Ft warehousing facility

•DMA audited




69 Middle Street
United Kingdom
Number of employees
10 - 30



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15 Jun 2020 by Apex Auctions – part of the Apex Group

Barrett Steel Energy Products Forge & Machine Shop Ltd - Ayr

• This auction was due to company closure and was comprised of 188 lots
• Contained large late-model CNC lathes, machining centres and boring machines
• Sale achieved its pre-auction target and clearance was handled onsite by the Apex team

Approved Bidders

Auction Visits

Number of Bids

Swan Hunter Case Study

05 Jun 2020 by Apex Auctions – part of the Apex Group

Swan Hunter - Newcastle Upon Tyne

•Sale was to be conducted as a live auction with over 5,000 lots
•Over 3,000 shipbuilders worldwide were contacted
•Apex negotiated the sale of all equipment to a single overseas buyer before the proposed auction date
•Dismantling and removal of assets completed in two years


No of Assets

Private Treaty