Used machines as an opportunity in difficult market situations

The current political and economic situation makes new investments difficult. How to stay competitive with second-hand machinery.

With the beginning of autumn, many companies are facing a difficult last fiscal quarter.
After months of supply shortages and a lack of resources, there is now also the threat of bottlenecks in the energy supply of companies – a time when companies have to calculate their budgets carefully. New investments are usually the first to fall by the wayside.

Yet an expansion of one’s own machinery can often bring an advantage in a difficult market environment and ideally complement one’s own production.

A good alternative is to buy second-hand machines. These are quickly available and often more affordable than buying a new one. However, in order to be able to distinguish a high-quality machine from a low-quality one in the wide range on the market, it is beneficial to work together with experienced experts. The industrial auction house Surplex has locations in 15 European countries and an extensive portfolio of machinery from all sectors such as wood, metal and the construction industry.

This way local contacts can respond to the specific countries of origin of each customer. Especially in the currently changing market in the UK, you are optimally positioned with a professional at your side from the first consultation to the shipment. The project managers at Surplex offer competent service from a single source and help companies to upgrade their plants with used machinery. regularly offers used machines from various locations in the United Kingdom. For example, a collection campaign with high-quality machining centres, lathes and cleaning systems is taking place until 27 September. The machines are in good condition and can be inspected by appointment.

The market for second-hand machinery is currently lucrative – both for sellers and buyers. On the one hand, the shortage of raw materials and delivery difficulties are creating high demand, which means optimal proceeds and quick liquidation for sellers of machines. On the other hand, buyers can benefit from immediately available second-hand machinery and can expect more favourable prices than when buying new. In addition, second-hand machinery can improve the carbon footprint of one’s own company. The purchase of a used machine saves a considerable amount of CO2 compared to a new purchase.

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