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

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.

GoIndustry Dovebid services include:

  • Kuala Lumpur Local Plan Study
  • Eastern Corridor Master Plan Study
  • ECER Master Plan for Kuala Terengganu City Centre, Cherating and Setiu Wetland
  • Kajian Rancangan Kawasan Khas Bandar Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor
  • Rancangan Tempatan Daerah Hulu Selangor 2008-2020
  • Kota Seriemas Master Plan Review


  • Market study for proposed factory outlets and franchise centres in Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh, Perak
  • Market study for Penang Sentral's retail component at the transportation hub in Seberang Perai, Penang
  • Proposed market research on a proposed commercial land at Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Market study on a proposed commercial development in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government agencies
  • Individual homeowners
  • Insurance companies