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Monday, May 08, 2006

SHM Smith Hodgkinson have just concluded the sale of Brooks soft drinks and bottling facility for over £370,000.

Items for sale at the auction included a water treatment plant, PTE bottle blow moulding machines, mixing and carbonating equipment and associated packaging and palletising items.

The auction took place at the end of February at the company’s premises in Hereford. The latest computer technology was used for the sale as it was broadcast in real-time over the internet.

Ian Maycock at shm comments: “The auction attracted bidders from all over the globe including significant purchasers from South Africa, Tanzania, Asia and North America as well as the UK and Europe. The bulk of the items were sold for export in a combination of complete lines and individual items.”


Press contacts: Vicki Baxter or Alex Henshall at Bell Pottinger North (01625) 506444 - or vbaxter@bellpottingernorth.co.uk <mailto:vbaxter@bellpottingernorth.co.uk> ahenshall@bellpottingernorth.co.uk <mailto:ahenshall@bellpottingernorth.co.uk>

Note to Editors:

shm Smith Hodgkinson, a Gordon Brothers company, is the UK’s leading independent commercial auctioneer, appraiser and valuer of business assets providing services to banks, asset-based lenders, corporate finance professionals, and insolvency practitioners. The firm regularly undertakes the disposal of company assets for insolvency, restructuring and corporate closures.

shm has four offices in the UK  - Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London - and has a strong presence in South East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe with offices in Bucharest, Belgrade, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

The firm has held a number of high profile auctions including, what is considered to be, the world’s largest when it sold the assets of the Amedeo Development Corporation in Brunei. 

For more information, please visit <http://www.shm.co.uk/>


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