Troostwijk: Exceptional auction in the textile sector


    Earlier this year, the textile company McThree Carpets in Waregem filed for bankruptcy. The complete machinery is now being auctioned online through Europe’s largest auction platform, Troostwijk Auctions. This unique auction is expected to attract both national and international buyers.

    Founded in 1989, McThree Carpets became a specialist and leading manufacturer of machine-woven carpets for the residential market. Their collections were being sold in over 70 countries. However, the company faced difficulties, and efforts to find a buyer were unsuccessful. As a result, McThree Carpets filed for bankruptcy at the beginning of this year, resulting in 278 employees losing their jobs. The factory’s inventory is now being auctioned online.

    Exceptional Auction

    It is rare for a complete company, including a yarn department and a carpet weaving mill, to come on the market.

    “Given the unique nature of the auction, we expect significant interest from carpet weavers around the world,” says Joos Dauwe, Regional Manager at Troostwijk Auctions.

    A total of almost 1.500 lots will be auctioned, including Vandewiele carpet weaving machines, packaging lines, winders, finishing lines, extruders, shearing machines, edging machines, and heatset lines.

    Practical Information

    On April 22 and April 29th, from 9 am to 4 pm, there will be a viewing day at the McThree Carpets factory building at Mannebeekstraat 6 in 8790 Waregem.

    If you cannot attend the viewing day or wish to prepare well, you can take a virtual tour here: Bankruptcy Carpet manufacturer McThree (

    The online auction runs until April 30th.
    Discover the auction here.

    About Troostwijk Auctions

    Troostwijk Auctions believes that everything has value and is driven to make digital auctioning the best way to add value for business sellers and buyers. The digital auction platform optimally connects local, convenient and fast sales with global demand. They do this by combining the power of their people, technology and data. This is how Troostwijk Auctions builds a profitable business, rewards their people and extends the life of goods to reduce waste and emissions. Each year, Troostwijk Auctions auctions more than 1 million lots for companies in sectors such as agriculture, food, metal, construction, earthmoving and transportation & logistics. The company has an average of 4 million visits to the platform per month, local sector specialists throughout Europe and buyers in 175 countries.

    Source: Troostwijk Auctions


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