Est. 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE & TSX: RBA) is the world's largest industrial auctioneer. We sold US$4.2 billion of equipment and trucks in 2014. We have 40+ auction sites worldwide and conduct hundreds of unreserved public auctions each year, with on-site and online bidding. Anyone can buy or sell equipment at a Ritchie Bros. auction.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers began as a family business in Kelowna, Canada. Three brothers -- Dave, Ken & John -- conducted their first auction in 1958, selling $2,000 in inventory from their furniture store to pay a bank debt. Spurred by success, the brothers conducted more auctions, eventually progressing beyond furniture and into industrial equipment.
Flash forward 50 years, and we are now the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and with head offices in Lincoln, NE and Breda, the Netherlands, we have over 110 locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We’re publicly traded on the TSX and NYSE. We sell, through unreserved public auctions, a broad range of used and unused industrial assets, including equipment, trucks and other assets used in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry, petroleum and marine industries. We sell more equipment to on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world.
As a stable, secure, global company that's built on integrity, fairness and plain old hard work, Ritchie Bros. offers rewarding careers in operations, sales, finance, accounting, IT, marketing, HR, customer service, and other roles. We offer great benefits, ongoing training, growth opportunities, a culture built on teamwork, integrity and fun – and the chance to be part of something big.