Pressmetall Gunzenhausen GmbH successfully marketed internationally

Industrial auctioneers Dechow and Troostwijk auction off more than 2,100 lots and reach prospective buyers from 43 countries

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Foundry plants, melting furnaces, CNC processing machines and quality assurance equipment marketed worldwide

DECHOW, one of the market-leading industrial auction houses in Europe, is responsible for the marketing of Aluminium Gießerei Pressmetall Gunzenhausen GmbH. Since 17 December 2021 and up to last week, more than 2,100 lots were successfully auctioned on the industrial auction platform in a total of 4 auctions and achieved above-average proceeds.

"At the heart of the marketing are the die casting plants" says André Maxeiner, Managing Director of DECHOW. "In Gunzenhausen, there has been continuous investment in state-of-the-art foundry facilities from 2004 onwards, with the latest technology ensuring high energy efficiency, making them extremely attractive for international marketing," explains Maxeiner. The Hamburg experts specialise in the valuation and marketing of industrial plants. In Gunzenhausen, industrial assets with a total area of 30,000 m² were successfully sold within only six months.

With its expertise, the industrial auction house ensures, among other things, that interested buyers receive detailed information on the machines and plants, thus ensuring that they can be put back into operation. "Our goal is always to ensure that the machines and plants continue to be used for production at another location. Because only in this way can we achieve the best possible result for our customer," André Maxeiner continues. Up to now, foundry equipment weighing several tonnes, CNC machining equipment as well as equipment for quality assurance such as X-ray systems and, for example, various vertical machining centres and lathes have been marketed. In addition, all workshop equipment, warehouse and logistics equipment as well as IT and office equipment were auctioned online.

Pressmetall was founded in 1962 as "PMG Gunzenhausen Galsterer & Co. KG". From 1978, the aluminium foundry took up machining as a manufacturing step. Most recently, the company employed 500 people and supplied medium-sized companies as well as globally operating corporations, mainly in the automotive industry.


DECHOW was founded in Hamburg in 1904 and has been part of the Dutch Troostwijk Group since 2019. Within the group, DECHOW is responsible for the German market and is also the exclusive auctioneer for the European market leader for public online auctions of assets. - Together with its partners, DECHOW has a customer base of 1.2 million registered users in 159+ countries in the online auction network. More than 1 million individual items are auctioned annually via the modern, specially developed online auction platform. More than 10 million bids per year guarantee a high level of bidding competition and sales at market-driven prices. Thus, the auction house offers local expertise with global reach and enables the best results for its clients.

With its partners, the Troostwijk Group is represented in 18 European countries and employs more than 350 people. The group auctions all types of goods, fixed assets and real estate on behalf of its clients. The annual turnover of the auction group is around 475 million euros for valuations and auctions.

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