Apex Auctions is selling a huge offering of CNC Machines and manufacturing equipment, including CNC lathes and machining centres, from a manufacturing facility operated by Brecknell Willis. The online auction will close on the 30th of January.​ The assets come to the market due to the closure of the site in Somerset, UK. The sale takes place in conjunction with Chain Asset Management Solutions. Wabtec company Brecknell Willis specialises in the manufacture of electrification equipment for railways. The decision to close their production facility in Chard, Somerset was announced earlier this year. Production from the site will be transferred to other Wabtec locations, whilst engineering, project management and sales functions will be retained at the Chard site. The decision to cease production at the plant came following a review of the global manufacturing footprint of the company.

 Over 1,000 lots will be available in the sale, including: Deckel Maho DMU 50 Evolution 5 axis machining centre, Hitachi Seiki HT20R CNC slant bed lathe, Hitachi Seiki HG400 III twin pallet CNC horizontal machining centre, Cincinnati Arrow 2 1000 CNC vertical machining centre, Harrison ALPHA 330 PLUS CNC straight bed lathe, XYZ SMX 5000 CNC vertical turret milling machine, XYZ (King Rich) SMX 4000 CNC vertical turret milling machine, Karmetal KMT 500 WOS M2 heavy duty automatic horizontal bandsaw and much more. Assets can be inspected by appointment with the auctioneer only.

Based in Brighton, UK, Apex Auctions has over 15 years of asset management expertise connecting buyers and sellers of industrial assets across the world. The company conducts more than 250 online auctions each year, selling in excess of 30,000 items to buyers across 63 countries.