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Research meets the used machinery market: AMRC machine auction on

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield is a leading research institution in manufacturing engineering and materials science. Now, a unique opportunity arises: Selected, high-quality machines from the AMRC inventory are being offered for auction through the industrial auction house Surplex. The auction ends on 22/02.

State-of-the-art machines from the AMRC research centre inventory await new owners at this exclusive auction. (© Surplex)

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield is a globally leading research centre specialising in machining processes, manufacturing technology, and materials science. A particular focus is on aerospace, but also on other challenging manufacturing sectors such as the automotive industry, construction, food industry, and medicine.

These outstanding research achievements of the AMRC are only possible through excellent equipment. High-quality machines and special equipment form the backbone of the centre, supplemented by reliable standard machines. Every part of the extensive machine park is maintained and cared for with the utmost care. This ensures that research work can always be carried out with the highest precision and efficiency.

To always stay up to date with technology, it is essential for the AMRC to regularly acquire new machines and update existing equipment. This results in older, but still high-quality machines being phased out. In the spirit of sustainability and promoting closed loops, the AMRC decides to sell these machines. This process not only contributes to the reuse of valuable resources but also helps the AMRC to manage its budget efficiently. By selling these well-maintained and cared-for machines, other companies and institutions have the opportunity to benefit from the quality and performance of these machines.

Auction of AMRC machines
For metalworkers, a special opportunity now presents itself: A selection of high-quality CNC machines from the AMRC inventory is ready for auction. On 22/02, an auction with 32 lots ends on, including:

  • Vertical machining centres: DMG MORI SEIKI NMV 5000 DCG, NV5000a1, DMG MORI SEIKI DuraVertical 635, HAAS Mini Mill 2
  • Linear universal machining centre: BUMOTEC S191
  • CNC lathe: HAAS SL40
  • Microwave VOTSCH VHM 180/200

The machines can be viewed by appointment in Rotherham.

Surplex: The global partner in the trade of used machines
Surplex is among the leading industrial auction houses in Europe and specialises in the global trade of used machines and plant equipment. Surplex is distinguished by a strong international presence with offices in 16 European countries. This broad setup enables it to offer tailored support to local sellers as well as reach a global circle of buyers. Through this international network, Surplex can offer machines and equipment worldwide, thus bringing sellers and buyers together across borders.

The strength of Surplex lies not only in global trade but also in the comprehensive service offering for buyers and sellers. The company offers an all-around service that supports customers at every step of the buying and selling process. This includes not only machine consultation and valuation but also practical support with logistical challenges such as transport and customs formalities. With this holistic approach, Surplex ensures a smooth and efficient process for buyers and sellers.

It is precisely for this reason that the AMRC relies on Surplex to offer its high-quality, used machines. The AMRC benefits from the comprehensive service offering, ensuring that the research centre can focus on its core competencies while Surplex efficiently manages the sales process