·To be a world-class auction firm
·To win reputation by high quality services
·To pursue profits with the good reputation
·To contribute to the society from our profits
Shanghai International Commodity Auction Co., Ltd. (SICA) is a comprehensive auction firm established three decades ago. Licensed by the then Ministry of Domestic Trade of China and the Municipal Government of Shanghai, SICAC is the first auction business reopened under China's Reform and Opening-up Policy when auction sales were permitted again.
SICA is a top ranking AAA enterprise in the auction industry in China with a registered capital of RMB 21 million yuan. We are specialized in judicial foreclosure, disposal of state-owned assets, corporate liquidation, state land leasing and disposal of non-performing assets of financial institutions, covering tangible assets, land and real estates, fine art, equity, intangible assets, etc. SICA is designated by courts, governments, banks, asset management companies and state-owned companies at both central and local levels for auction business. About 8.85 million people visited our website, 7.1 million visited our social media page and over 550,000 users subscribed to us in 2017.
SICA used to be called Shanghai Commodity Auction House registered in 1988. Starting from a small group of people, we continue to dedicate ourselves to improving management, innovation, marketing, talents, and have been keeping growing over the 30 years. SICA organized the auction sales for a wide range of events, including the monthly vehicle license plates auction in Shanghai, the auction for the Shanghai Maglev train naming right, new and second-hand real estates, on-going construction projects, equity, imported vehicles and assets of the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. By combining the conventional auctions with the Internet, we have realized the simultaneous auction both on the spot and online, and broken the limits on time and venue in the conventional auction practice, hence reaching more participants and raising the number of successful transactions.
Over the past three decades, SICA held over 3,300 auctions with a turnover of more than RMB 130 billion yuan. For an annual breakdown over the recent years, the turnover was 8.515 billion yuan in 2012, 11.92 billion yuan in 2013, 8.863 billion yuan in 2014, 11.59 billion yuan in 2015, 15.02 billion yuan in 2016, 16.356 billion yuan in 2017 and 16.611 billion yuan in 2018. SICAC held 312 auctions in the year 2018 alone.
Since 1996, SICA has been accredited 'Model Unit' by the Municipal Government of Shanghai, 'Business Enterprise of Observing Contract and Valuing Credit' by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, AAA Enterprise by the Chinese Association of Auctioneers, AAA rating by Shanghai Municipal Council for the Promotion of Contract Credit and AAAAA credit rating for auction firms in Shanghai. We are certified to the ISO9001:2015 Quality System and ISO27001:2015 Information Security Management System. SICA is a recognized 'Well-known Trade Mark in China' and 'Famous Trade Mark of Shanghai'.
SICA is proud of our operations structure. We abide ourselves by the modern enterprise system and keep improving this structure with well-defined charters of the Board of Shareholders and the Board of Directors. The strict internal regulations ensure that SICA provides high quality services. We are the first company in the auction industry in China to have established a complete internal quality control system, many standards of which have now become the national standards. Quality control is carried out throughout the auction to maximize the benefits of our consignors and at the same time to win the market. The services of SICA are centered on our clients and aim for exceeding their expectations. We implement rigorously the Auction Law of China and other related regulations while expanding the business.
SICA is located in the Bund CBD in Shanghai. The historic building of 3,000 square meters can hold up to 400 people for an auction. The online auctions are supported by the 100 megabytes optical fiber network and assisting Internet facilities to realize simultaneous audio and visual presentation, price quotation, lot display, client identification, online catalogue and live broadcast.