At Automatics & Machinery Co., Inc., we have an AMEA Certified Equipment Appraiser on staff. The importance of clearly understanding equipment values has never been greater than in today’s highly competitive market. We provide accurate, confidential and timely appraisals for many business needs. It is not enough to just hire any auctioneers, even if they are recommended by your bank. Choose an AMEA appraiser as they are focused on the areas of machine tools, general manufacturing equipment, production lines and yellow iron (construction & material handling).
We take several factors into account when evaluating equipment, including manufacturer, make, model, year of manufacture, accessories, optional equipment, market demand, market availability, obsolescence, current economic conditions, and, of course, machine(s) condition. The fees charged for our appraisal services are NOT based on a percentage of the reported values; rather, they are based on the amount of research involved, plus any travel or necessary expenses. We do specific appraise coordinated appraisals and co-appraise equipment using our vast network of AMEA Appraisers throughout North American and can arrange for an appraisal of assets overseas, as well.
Appraisals are requested for several reasons:
• Plant/Equipment Valuation
• Equipment/Plant(s) Sale
• Mergers, Buyouts, Acquisitions and Auctions
• Insurance Purposes
• Estate Planning and Settlement
AMEA APPRAISER BENEFITS
When you contract for a machinery appraisal with a member of the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA), you know you are dealing with an accredited or certified appraiser whose profession is machinery and equipment. AMEA members have earned the right to display the AMEA seal and formulate reliable values of machinery on a daily basis. AMEA Appraisers are required to pass examinations and participate in on-going education and training, a qualification many other companies cannot match. AMEA Appraisers are involved in the buying and selling of used machinery on a daily basis. This professional activity in the machinery and equipment marketplace gives AMEA appraisers first hand understanding of the dynamic economic swings in the industry which influence machinery values. This marketplace insight, combined with each AMEA Appraiser’s membership in Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) is your assurance of both professional and ethical service as both MDNA and AMEA Codes of Ethics will be upheld.
Furthermore, AMEA accredited and certified Appraisers fully understand the implications of an appraisal in the marketplace and can provide professional evaluations of entire plants, production lines or single machines. They can further advise as to which method of evaluation will best fit your business needs: fair market value, new replace cost value, orderly liquidation value or auction value.
If you are seeking a qualified opinion as to value when lending, buying, selling or insuring machinery and equipment, be sure you are getting the most professional service available. Contact our Certified AMEA Appraiser to ensure you are getting the best service possible.
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