Plant & Machinery Consultancy


Plant and Machinery valuation is a specialised field. Since 1877, Henry Butcher's skills and expertise in providing plant and machinery valuation and disposal services have gained worldwide recognition, covering most of the major trades and industries. The company has comprehensive disposal methodologies that are supported by groundbreaking technology, all of which allow for complete transparency of the transaction to achieve the maximum possible realisation for surplus assets.

In 1999, Henry Butcher was acquired by GoIndustry plc, the global leader in auction sales and valuations of used industrial machinery and equipment, along with other premium brands including Michael Fox International and Karner & Co. In 2006 GoIndustry became the first international plant and machinery auction company to be quoted on the AIM London Stock Exchange, and in February 2008 the group acquired their major competitor, Dovebid, to become the world leader in the industry. This integration means we have a worldwide network of offices to provide global clients with unparalleled sector expertise with four geographic business units - America, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.

Today, GoIndustry Dovebid offers a comprehensive range of valuation and plant related services in all major industry groups including:

  • Audio, visual and broadcast

  • Chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics

  • Computing and telecoms

  • Construction and mining

  • Electronics and semiconductors

  • Food and drink manufacturing

  • Iron, steel and non-ferrous metals

  • Pulp, paper and film, production and converting

  • Textiles, leather, footwear and apparel manufacturing

  • Transport

In Malaysia, we have carried out successful multi-million Ringgit disposal exercises of plant and machinery assets. At the same time, we have been closely involved in major international cross border transactions and transfers of technology. We are thus in the position to provide the service for even the most complicated assignments and are confident of producing results which you will find satisfactory by any standards.

GoIndustry Dovebid services include:

Auction Services

Comprising traditional auctions (with simultaneous online webcast) and pure online auctions. The global buyer database of the company ensures a worldwide audience for every auction event.

Corporate Solutions

Enabling multi-national corporations to optimise the value of their industrial machinery and equipment by providing an innovative combination of asset management and equipment auction services.

Asset Trading

Helping selected used equipment dealers to optimise the sales value of their inventory by leveraging GoIndustry's online capabilities and global buyer database.

Consulting Services

Providing valuation and remarketing advice concerning industrial machinery and equipment to asset based lenders, corporate recovery specialists and large corporations.

Lotte Chemical Titan (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Valuation and consultancy advice of plastic raw material production plant

Al Habtor Engineering, Dubai

Valuation and consultancy advice of construction equipment and tower cranes

Unilever Group
  • Auction sale of 250 lots of office furniture and equipment following transfer of head office from former Bangsar factory to Telecom tower

  • Private treaty sales and auction of entire Bukit Raja Facility, including soap plants, liquid detergent lines, ice cream manufacture and NSD plant

Transcapital, Butterworth

Online and live auction sale of eight SMT lines and complete factory facilities

TCL Industries (Malaysia)

Valuation and consultancy advice of plastic resin plant


Online auction sale of eight units of unused OTIS travelators

Press Metal

Valuation and consultancy advice of power generation and aluminium smelting plant

Perwaja Steel

Online auction sale of 1,500 tonnes of steel billets

Nestle Foods (Malaysia)

Webcast and live auction sale of over 500 lots surplus food production and confectionary machinery collected together at the Chembong factory. The highlight was the highest bid of US$1.3million for a starch moulding lines

National Semiconductors

Consultancy and export certification for electronic package assembly machinery

Muhibbah Engineering

Valuation and consultancy advice of marine construction equipment

Memory Tech (In liquidation)

Online auction sale of complete CD-R/DVD-R manufacturing facilities, ancillary equipment, factory utilities, materials handling equipment and general factory accessories

HSBC Bank Malaysia & United Overseas Bank Malaysia

Private treaty sale of a complete lithium ion battery manufacturing plant

Former MEC City, Gambang, Kuantan

Valuations and sales of washing machine, electric motor, air conditioner and refrigerator production lines

Delphic Manufacturing Solution

Online auction sale of precision tooling components manufacturing facility

Continental Sime Tyres

Online auction of surplus tyre manufacturing machinery

Cardinal Health Malaysia 211

Live auction sale of latex glove factory utility and machinery, office furniture, materials handling equipment, general factory accessories and large quantity of scrap metal

Caliata, Sabah

Valuation and consultancy advice on sale of barbecue frame and fabrication plant

Bank Negara Malaysia (The Royal Mint of Malaysia)

Valuation and consultancy advice of minting machinery


Boustead Valuation of vessel 7,000 dwt chemical tanker type 2


BIOSIS Valuation of pharmaceutical plant


Valuation of a complete chipboard manufacturing plant

AG Terminal

Valuation of liquid bulk export and import terminal

YKGI Holdings Berhad

Valuation of galvanised coil plant

Chantika Kilang Beras

Valuation of rice mill