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THE DECEMBER EDITION OF YOUR INDUSTRIAL BULLETIN HAS ARRIVED
It's that time of year again when we toast our glasses in merriment and joy. Whilst you are sipping sherry and munching on mince pies have a peruse through the below and though December is traditionally a slow news month there is plenty to chew on along with your festive nibbles.
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NEWS
Ritchie Bros. strengthens position in the Ag sector
Ritchie Bros., the leading equipment distributor has acquired Kramer Auctions. This acquisition is expected to significantly strengthen Ritchie Bros. penetration of Canada's agricultural market. Operating since 1949, Kramer Auctions, a family-owned and operated business has established a leading position in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as a premier agricultural auctioneer, offering both on-the-farm and on site live auctions across all sectors of the Ag market. Read More
 
Deere's Financial Unit Continues to haemorrhage from Used Equipment arm
In the depressed agricultural economy, farmers are increasingly opting to rent equipment rather than purchase it in order to avoid tying up capital. However due to customers walking away from short-term leases resulting on dealers sitting on a large stock of machinery which is rapidly depreciating in value. Read More
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Troostwijk to auction off solar panels from a major German solar farm
Due to a major German repowering project, the Dutch auctioneers Troostwijk Veilingen have organized an online auction of a considerable amount of state-of-the-art solar panels from an extensive solar park near to Hamburg and the Baltic coast. The solar panels were built in 2011 by Q.CELLS and are generation 1.3. Read More
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TECH NEWS
Need for Economy drives precision in agriculture
The need for a much more economical way of working is driving the demand for the very latest rate controllers. Using just the right amount of product needed in just the right place can really help both the farmer's productivity and ultimate bottom line. "Buyers are also looking to get more out of the equipment they already have, allowing them to bring their used equipment up to current precision ag technology.", says Alex Lundgren, Product Specialist at Ag Leader. Read More
 
CNC vs 3DP - Competition or complementary
Whilst both are now mature technologies seen to be in competition each process has it's own particular strengths and weaknesses which can mean that they're better suited to complimenting each other on specific manufacuring runs. The choice between CNC machining and 3DP often comes down to both the size of the item produced and production run. But when these factors are neither too large nor too small to eliminate either process, the technologies can be combined to great effect. Read More
 
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Global Auction Tracker
 
December, traditionally a quiet month sees the continued steady drop in the number of auctions globally from October's 451 and November's 385. However, January seems to be shaping up to be a good start to 2017 with 137 listed so far which is a big increase over that of December's 85 in last month's Global Auction Tracker. Happy Holidays!
 
Market Fluctuations, Metalworking Gains
A number of markets experienced significant fluctuations in buyer interest from October to November. The metalworking industry experienced a 22% surge in buyer interest after negative October figures, however there was a 20% reduction in plastics industry growth after positive numbers in October. Read More
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Geographic Selling Trends with Exapro
When we compare October with November we see the following: A large increase of machines listed from Spain (+28%). An overall European decease in selling used machines (-4%). There are however discrepancies inside Europe: Southern and Eastern Europe show a slight increase, when Northern and Western Europe show a fall. Visit Exapro
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FINANCE
Donald Trump's presidency expected to boost US manufacturing and agriculture industries
Although Donald Trump's election win has raised international concerns with regards to both protectionism and international relations, it seems set to have a positive influence amongst several traditional blue-collar industries within the country. Heavy Plant Manufacturers Deere Inc. and Caterpillar especially are faring far better than expected, reaching multi-year highs. Read More
 
 
 
 
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