Source: IronPlanet news release

IronPlanet, an online auction company for used construction and agricultural equipment, has announced that its European headquarters will be established in Dublin, Ireland.

"We're excited to announce that we have selected Dublin as the site of our new European headquarters and strategic base of operations to continue our long-term investment in this region," said Jeff Jeter, IronPlanet senior vice president of international and new business. "Dublin provides access to a talented, multilingual workforce that will be critical for staffing our operations and continuing to provide the same excellent service to our expanding customer base in Europe, the Middle East and Africa."

Establishing its European headquarters in Dublin coincides with the launch of IronPlanet's European online auction marketplace and its first European auction on January 28, 2009. Currently, IronPlanet conducts online auctions approximately every week in the U.S., Canada and Australia, with a global audience of more than 14,000 visitors participating in its U.S. auctions.

"IronPlanet has been successfully selling equipment into Europe and has an established customer base throughout the entire region," said Tom Cornell, managing director for IronPlanet Europe. "Our new headquarters in Dublin will create the local presence necessary to quickly respond to customer needs and provide one-on-one support from a multilingual, local staff of representatives as we approach our first auction in January."

For a preliminary list of equipment for sale in the January 28 auction, or to learn more about IronPlanet auctions, please visit