Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has started the initial launch of Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne, a new online equipment marketplace designed to complement the company’s unreserved auction business. Buyers and sellers can use Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne to negotiate, complete and settle transactions in what the company says is a safe and transparent environment. Core marketplace functionality has now been released and enhancements are being made on an ongoing basis. The next major release and full commercial launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013. “Much of the equipment and materials sold on Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne will be similar to the assets sold at Ritchie Bros. auctions, but they will be listed and sold on Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne because the motivations and needs of some sellers are different and better met by an online marketplace than an unreserved auction,” said Dave Dawson, CEO of Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne.
- Volvo Rents, Shippensburg, Pa., has released a new version of its free iPhone application that is optimized for larger screens and designed to allow users to access product information, new models and specs for equipment, RSS Feeds and company data. The content includes interactive manuals from different manufacturers, designed to save time for both customers and employees.
- Xylem, Stockholm, Sweden, has launched a mobile app version of its Xylem Dewatering Handbook. The app is designed to provide customers with access to dewatering, water removal and flood control pump product information and enables customers to select products from Xylem’s Flygt and Godwin brands from any location when using a smartphone. Customers can search by product type and find calculators for friction loss, pressure, power and flow conversion and is currently available in English for iOS devices and will be available for Android devices soon. The Xylem Dewatering Handbood app is available for free download at the iTunes App Store.