What is Makinate?

Makinate facilitates and simplifies the activities of buying and selling second hand industrial machines at both local and above all international level. Our always updated catalogue is full of advertisements for used industrial machines of various fields of work: used machine tools for metal cutting - used sheetmetal machines for forming and processing of sheet metal - used plastic machines for processing plastics - used packaging & processing machines.

How does Makinate work?

Makinate consists of a group of professionals with experience in various industrial areas, daily looking for the best used industrial machines available in the international market which can be offered to the potential buyers and users of our online catalogue. Makinate actively operates in the constant search for the best used equipment and intends to ensure its customers always with the best economic and business conditions. Our team consists of people who speak and are fluent in both written and verbal communication of the major languages spoken in Europe and in the world.

What are the costs for the various services offered by Makinate?

Publishing your used industrial machines on Makinate is absolutely free of charge.
Buying used industrial machines through Makinate incurs no additional cost to the buyer.
Makinate operates as a commercial agent. Makinate, just like a salesman, through a representation mandate or a letter of commission agrees directly with the sellers a commission that will be paid only at the end of each positively concluded negotiation.
Makinate also operates as a direct seller because some of the equipments on offer in our catalogue is our property. In this case, the buyer will conclude the purchase of the used machines directly with the Makinate agent.
Makinate also offers paid services for effective advertising for professionals of the industrial world. For any questions on this point, we invite you to consult the page dedicated to the advertising or to contact us.


How to add free of charge used machines ads on Makinate?

Very simple, just click on \"Publish your machine for free\" button which you can find in all sections of our website and fill the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk. Our suggestion is to fill in as many fields as possible in order to boost sales opportunities. More information indeed facilitate our machinery promotion activities. For any request for help for the publication of used machines please contact us.
Makinate can also directly engage in the publication of ads by contacting us and sending all the material by e-mail or by organizing a visit with our agent at your workshop.

How to identify the exact category of used machines on our catalogue?

First select the macro category of belonging, for example in case you want to add a lathe select the macro category \"Machine tools\". After that select the sub category that best identifies and enhances your machine. However we will always do our best to check the exact placement of your ads and eventually put them back properly in our catalogue.

Can I add an unlimited number of products in Makinate catalogue?

Yes, there is no numerical limit. You can enter as many ads as you want.

How long the machinery ads will be published and visible in the Makinate catalogue?

There is no time limit. The ads will be published and visible as long as you want. Obviously they will be removed when the machines will be no longer available.


How to increase sales opportunities by taking advantage of Makinate services?

Create your profile on Makinate. Place the ads by providing all possible technical, logistics and commercial information. Always complete the ads with quality pictures and when possible even with videos and documentation of the machines. Define a fair selling price. Enjoy the special promotional Makinate tools as \"Hot deals\", \"Make an offer\" and the insertion of your machines in our weekly specialized newsletter. Finally define together with our agent an effective sales strategy.


Search used machines in our catalogue

It 'very simple, look for the used machines available in the catalogue by selecting the relevant category and possibly target the research by taking advantage of our filter system always available on the left side of the machinery lists. Through the system of filters you can always skim the search by country, brand, year and type of machinery.
Or you can always call us and ask us to send you the best offers of equipment of your interest.

Contact the seller and ask for all necessary information on the used machine

On each machine product page you will find the green button \"Contact Seller\" by clicking it and by filling the contact form you will receive all information you need. Within 24 hours you will receive a response from our agent and an official quotation of the machine complete with pictures and technical details.

How to organize an inspection visit to the machine?

By agreement with our agent you can established date and time to inspect the machine.

Do I have to pay a commission to Makinate?

No. Buying used machines through Makinate does not involve any extra or additional cost. The only costs are represented by the machine price and possible ancillary services such as transport and/or tools sold together with the machine.


Send us only those requests for machines which are really of your interest

Contact us and send us requests only for those used machines that actually you are really looking for and that you intend to buy. Do not send us requests only for market research or mere curiosity. Please note that for any need our agent will be always at your disposal by calling or e-mailing him.

Organize as soon as possible an inspection visit to the machine

Since our market refers to second hand industrial equipment always consider the opportunity that the machines can be sold at any time. Also since used machines are sold most of the time without any warranty we strongly recommand you to personally see any used machine before proceeding with the its purchase.
For these two reasons we consider essential to arrange a visit to the machine as quickly as possible.

Make a bid for the used equipment of interest to you

If a machine is really of your interest please feel free to send us your best offer. We will submit your offer to the seller of the machine and we will be back to you with his answer.


How to create a user profile on Makinate?

It is simple and fast. Just click on \"Register\" and fill out the required fields. It is necessary to fill in the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk. We remind you that the more information you provide the better is for increasing your sales opportunities.

Which is my area of activity? Machine tools? Sheet Metal? Plastic?

According to your business select the area that you most identify. If you have any problems do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the nature of my profession? Final user? Reseller? Consultant?

Depending on your profession you select the activities that you most identify. If you have any problems do not hesitate to contact us.

Password Lost? How to recover your password?

By clicking to \"Login\" you will find all the instructions to recover the lost information that will be sent back to you by e-mail, or for any problems do not hesitate to contact us directly.

How to change your password?

Logging on your profile you will find all the instructions to change your password. Or you can contact us directly.

How to edit your profile information?

Logging on your profile you will find all instructions to edit the data previously provided. Or you can contact us directly.

How to manage and edit the ads of my used machines?

It 'easy. Accessing your personal profile you can add, delete or modify all ads of your equipments in our catalogue. Or you can contact us directly.

Why some of my listings have been removed?

Ads will be removed when they contain false information, when the machine is not available any more and / or already present in our catalogue. Ads will be also removed when they are published without photos and information.
We remind you that Makinate is a website only for professionals and quality machines. These are essential requirements in order to use our services.
Do not hesitate to contact us if some of your ads are no longer available in our catalogue.

How to upgrade the ads of my machines?

By connecting to your profile or by contacting us directly.

How to subscribe to the newsletter?

Through the appropriate button \"Register to the newsletter\" or by contacting your personal Makinate agent.

Which newsletter do I sign up?

There is no limit. We however recommend that you only subscribe to the newsletter of your real interest.

How to unsubscribe?

Down to the message body of each newsletter there is the special unsubscribe link.


Makinate protect the anonymity of your requests and your personal information. Your personal information will be disclosed to the seller or the purchaser of the equipment only after your specific request. For more information we invite you to read the page dedicated to our \"Privacy Policy\" page.

Terms of use

We invite you to read the page of our \"Conditions of use\" of Makinate.com and its related websites.


What does Incoterms mean?

Incoterms (International Commercial terms) are the terms used in the import / export and universally valid worldwide. These terms define the rights and duties of the parties involved in a property sale and purchase transaction which involves the handling and transfer of the goods from one country to another.
The main Incoterms used in the trade of used industrial machines are as follows:

  1. EXW. Exworks. The seller prepares the goods at his premises on the agreed date providing the appropriate documentation for the export from the country of origin.
  2. LOT / LOC. Loaded on truck / container. It 'a fairly common variant of Exworks where the seller takes care also of the loading of the goods on container or truck.
  3. FCA. Free carrier. Binds the seller to deliver the goods at the warehouse of the shipper and to take charge in addition to the export documentation from the country of origin. Seller also pay for the costs of the customs clearance for export.
  4. FOB. Free on Board. Used for shipping, Seller takes care of all the costs of the transport to the port of embarkation. Seller has also the task to provide the documentation for the export from the country of origin and pay the customs clearance for export.
  5. CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight. Only for transport by ship. All expenses paid by the seller are to be attributed to the port of destination with the exception of the costs for the unloading of the ship. Borne by the seller are also the insurance costs. Once the goods have reached the nation of the buyer all subsequent expenses are attributed to the purchaser.
  6. DDP. Delivered Duty Paid (DDP). The seller pays all expenses related to transport to the agreed destination. This is the diametrically opposed situation to Exworks.

How much cost the transport of used industrial machines?

It depends on machine dimensions and weight. Do not hesitate to consult your Makinate agent for a transport budget price. We also invite you to request an official quote to any transportation company.
Consider that with an amount generally around 1000 Euros (sometimes even less) can be transported by truck an industrial machine like a used CNC lathe or a used machining centre from one European country to another one.

How to calculate the right selling price of the used machines?

To calculate the price of your used equipment you have to take into account several factors including:

  1. - Year of construction of the machine
  2. - Number of previous owners
  3. - Current status of the machines
  4. - Any retrofit?
  5. - Obsolete technology or not?
  6. - Rarities of machinery
  7. - the market price for a similar machine, see both new and used machines market
  8. - Possible accessories and devices sold as standard together with the machine
  9. - Presence or absence of certificates, manuals and documentation

Makinate agents are always available for evaluation on the spot of your used machinery that you intend to dispose of.
For any further information or need feel free to consult with your Makinate agent.

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