End of an era

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Today the last Nottingham-built frame rolls off the
Raleigh production line. Tomorrow the plant is split into lots and auctioned off.
Wheelbuilding machines, overhead cranes, laser cutting robots and Tig welding equipment
is all up for grabs

Raleigh have been making bikes in Nottingham since 1895. This is the world’s best
known bicycle factory being packaged in lots, never to be seen in one place again.
Some of the robot laser cutting kit is relatively new. Somebody somewhere is going
to get the bargain of the century. No doubt some of the equipment will end up in
the workhops of Britain’s craft framebuilders and CNC trick-bit makers, but much
of it will be bought by faceless engineering companies outside of the trade.

Raleigh have good reasons for closing the factory down but, surely, there won’t be
a dry eye in the house on 10th December? This will be history. Scattered.

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Instructed by Planned Maintenance Enginering Limited

On behalf of RALEIGH INDUSTRIES LIMITED, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

MAJOR AUCTION SALE WITHOUT RESERVE

in Lots at Raleigh Industries Limited, Triumph Road, Nottingham, England

On Friday 10th December 1999 at 11.00am

WELL MAINTAINED BICYCLE FRAME MANUFACTURING PLANT

including

TUBE CUTTING AND PREPARATION:- 3 No (1991/94) Adige Sala TT650 Laser Profiling Machines
c/w Siemens CNC and Rofin Sinar 1200 watt Laser, 1992 Meway RB16/32 CNC Tube Bender,
7 No 1994 TJP Electronics Uniwash TW700 Tube Washers, 1994 Technoline Rotary Tube
Washer, 2 No Jariston Brown 50 Swagers, Burrmaster Tube Deburrer, Brookes 13A Tube
Bender, RBS Langbow Tube Bender, Addison 70 GP Tube End Former, 3 No 1994 Self-Brown
A500 and Adige Sala CM500 Cut to Length Saws, Tuber Feeders, Loaders etc etc.

WELDING PLANT:- 3 No 1996 ABB/ASEA Robot Welding Cells each with 3 x Asea IRB 1400
M941 Robots, 1997 ABB/ASEA Robot Welding Cell, 7 No Muller Om-Kontu Semi-Auto Rotary
Welding Booths, 12 No Sterling 320 & 350 Tig Welders, 7 No Boc Transmig 250 &
225 Welders, 15 No Kemppi Kempak 200 Tig Welders, Plasma Welding Chamber etc etc.

OVER 20 ASSORTED PRESSES:- HME OP20, HME OP40, HME LM12, HME LM25, HME L40, Taylors
Challen 80BP, Taylors Challen B3, Wells 5 Ton, Milacron GP20 etc.

GENERAL EQUIPMENT including Pollard 150A/1 and 1020B Vertical Reamers, Various Meddings
and Fobco Pedestal Drills, Phroigel Semi-Automatic Tube Bulger, 2 x Holland Mechanics
Wheel Builders, Linishers, Croppers, Notches, 1994 Demag 3.2 Tonnes Overhead Crane
with Radio Control, Pin Insertion Machines, Bus Bar Distribution System including
approximately 300 metres of 650 amp and 250 Bus Bar, Connection Boxes and Fused Tap-offs
etc etc

VIEWING:- from Wednesday 1st December, strictly by appointment with the Auctioneer.
Please note, the plent will continue in operation upto Sale Day and all viewings
must be made by appointment. Please call +44 (0) 1724 281144 to arrange your viewing.
Open viewing from 8.30am on Sale Day.

FOR COLOUR BROCHURE & CATALOGUE PLEASE CALL THE AUCTIONEERS:-

DDM ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED

INTERNATIONAL ASSET VALUERS, AUCTIONEER AND BUSINESS CONSULTANTS

Or download you own catalogue from our website (after 20/11/99) <FONT
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Telephone: 01724 281144

Fax: 01724 281166

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Added: Monday 15th November 1999

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