To efficiently handle a vast volume of more than 26,000,000 items every year, ranging from retail goods to heavy machinery and vehicles, a well-established and reliable logistical supply chain is essential. John Pye Auctions are continually developing and refining this capability, ensuring we are the safest, most efficient and cost-effective way of meeting and exceeding client requirements.

Our Partnerships

Our diverse client base includes sectors such as Government Authorities, automotive, banking, lending, retail, heavy industry, and luxury assets. They rely on us not only to sell their excess inventory and assets in the secondary market but also to handle large quantities of stock and assets during their peak seasons, when storage space is limited.

To meet our clients’ requirements, we have long standing partnerships with approved logistics providers. These partners are adept at various transportation tasks, from the movement of heavy machinery using low loaders and hi-abs to multiple 40ft trailers for the delivery and processing of retail goods. With the relationships we have built up over time, we can often get rates and levels of service for transportation that our clients are unable to achieve directly.

Our Infrastructure

Our logistics operations adhere to internationally recognized British Standards for occupational health and safety management. We subject them to rigorous risk assessments and employ quality management systems. Furthermore, we possess the largest network of owner-operated sites in the UK, covering over 1,300,000 square feet of secure, indoor sales space. This extensive infrastructure allows us to swiftly and effectively address any logistical challenges, you, our client, may face.

For clients seeking assistance in relocating their stock or assets, our approved supplier fleet comprises various vehicles, including vans, Luton-sized cargo trucks, 40ft curtain siders and box trailers, single and multi-deckers for retail stock collections, recovery trucks for private and commercial vehicles, and flatbeds with Hi-Abs for heavy plant and machinery.

Supplier Management

We manage these transportation services across our various trading departments, which include John Pye Retail, Vehicles, Business Assets, and Luxury Assets. Our operations cover the UK, with hubs in England, Scotland and Wales, with the addition of our newest site in Zaragoza, Spain.

The suppliers we work with provide a reliable and tested supply chain services that support our nationwide operations, focussing on reducing our environmental impact and maximizing cost-effectiveness for our clients. To achieve this, we engage with environmentally responsible transport suppliers and aim to optimise network activity by running backhaul loads whenever possible.

Onward Customer Delivery

95% of our auctions give the end user the opportunity to have their goods, packed and delivered to their address, whether it’s as small and simple as a mobile phone or two man lift items such as furniture. We manage this through our own bespoke internal system, pick, pack, and handover to the courier network, resulting in 1000’s of packages being delivered each week from our network of sites.