Robert Bouland

Robert Bouland

Director

rbouland@hilcoglobal.com

Robert started to sell used machinery 45 years ago; his first experience was the sale of Machinery & Equipment for Werkspoor (Amsterdam) who reorganized their activities after merging with Stork. From there on he organized hundreds of sales for companies throughout Europe, who closed down production facilities, many of them well known public companies. In 1979 he acquired a 50% share in PMC, at that time one of the largest used machinery dealers in the USA.

In 1994 - 1996 Robert becomes the President of the EAMTM, a European Association of Machinery Merchants for a two year term. When Robert sold his business to DoveBid in 2000 he assumed the role of President for DoveBid Europe. In 2003 he started CBI (Core Business Industries) and continued his experience by selling a complete Steel Mill from Sweden to a Steel Company in the Middle East, liquidating the assets for GM Holden in Melbourne Australia; selling Excell in Singapore to a Chinese investor as well as buying and selling many other closed down plants all over Europe. In 2014 Hilco Industrial LLC and CBI formed a new venture called Hilco Industrial Acquisitions BV (Amsterdam) to buy distressed industrial assets, liquidate those which are no longer needed and continue the lucrative operations.