Life is plastic, it’s fantastic!

Take a look at this massive plastic and PVC manufacturing clearance due to company closure!

Seeing Lloyds do an auction in Clontarf over 10 years ago must have made an impression on the vendor because it seems our name stuck with him all these years. Now we are doing an auction for his business closure!

For the last 20 years in Clontarf Queensland, this plastic and PVC manufacturer has been in the business of pipes and decking.

The vendor of this auction is semi-retiring and has decided to cut back on work and close up shop! At 75 years old he is looking to spend more time with his family and focus less on this business.

He owns the two warehouses where all these goods are kept and is looking to simply rent them out in the future, so everything must go!

What is in the auction?

The equipment up for auction is only about 10 years old so has plenty of life left in it yet. A lot of the small gear is almost brand-new so this auction is full of opportunity and should certainly grab attention!

This auction will feature two extrusion lines that make poly PVC decking in two different sizes. Basically, you put plastic granules in one end and out the other comes a piece of decking up to six meters long!

There are also attachments to add to the line that create the posts for verandahs, patios and pergolas.

The other two extrusion lines make hollow wall winding pipeline up to three metres wide! There is a real variety of machinery going under the hammer including robots for cutting holes in the pipe.

The pipe is used for sewage and water lines, dams, irrigation systems for the cotton farmers in WA and in the civil and infrastructure industries.

What else is there?

Another highly desirable item will be the poly recycling line. You can put redundant poly products in one end, it gets processed and comes out the other end as a pellet that you can feed into the other extrusion lines to make pipe!

The recycled pellet can also be used in 3D printers to create whatever poly product you need. You better believe there will be 3D printers in this auction!

In amongst the heavy equipment and machinery, there is also a lot of research and development items that have been designed and engineered at the plant. That’s why you will see 20 brand new hospital trolleys up for auction!

No stone has been left unturned in the vendor’s two warehouses, meaning there will be antiques, office furniture and even a poly metal machine that coats mild steel to create stainless steel.

What does this mean for you?

We will see manufacturing and engineering companies be very interested in this plastic and PVC manufacturing process, recycling lines and ancillary equipment.

This auction includes specialised large equipment but also plenty of smaller items and consumables that will appeal to smaller engineering companies and businesses or even home workshops!

This opportunity is sparking great international interest! The extrusions have got the potential to end up in Malaysia, Indonesia or India where a lot of Australian manufacturing has traditionally been headed for the last 10 years.

Or it could go to one of the vendor’s competitors here in Australia. They should be looking to buy some equipment to set up in order to save themselves from wait times and shipping costs!

The 16th and 17th July  will be a huge day for the engineering sector as companies try to snap up this equipment that has been well looked after. So, write it in your diary and get your bids ready!

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Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.