Gerber Technology is launching a new web-based auction site to sell its pre-owned and refurbished CAD/CAM products around the world.

The company says it will post its own products for sale on the site and will act as a broker for Gerber equipment owners who want to sell their used equipment.

The structure of the site is similar to that of other online auction sites: browsing and bidding on items is free; and purchasers are responsible for shipping costs and sales tax and must submit payment prior to shipment.

John Henderson, director customer service products, sayd: "It's a great solution for those companies which have additional production capacity requirements but do not want to invest in new capital equipment.

"Many of our customers have requested our assistance in promoting and selling previously owned equipment when they purchase new equipment from Gerber or upgrade older systems. With this tool we can help our existing customers promote their products to a worldwide audience."