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£5B worth of spare parts identified
And still counting… we’re dedicated to tracking down every unused, obsolete spare part, globally
Present in 52 countries
We’re home to a large database of active buyers, sellers, manufactures and support service providers from 52 countries
Over 1 millions worth of spare parts listed
We currently have over a millions worth of spare parts from various brands listed on Marketplace

About Us

Machine Compare was founded by brothers Eric and Ben Findlay in 2014 with the vision of changing how the world trades industrial machinery and spare parts. Noticing the sheer volume of excess spare parts stock lying unused within factories worldwide, they knew something had to be done. Combining their backgrounds in travel commerce and specialised machinery sales, the unique brand idea and name was conceived: Machine Compare. As was the vision for launching a marketplace whereby sellers and buyers could trade unused, surplus stock.

Today, the hunt for spare part continues, having proven much bigger than initially anticipated – with over £5 billions worth of parts identified to date. And Machine Compare continues to grow, inviting an international base of industry buyers and sellers to make more sustainable decisions and ethical profits.

Following the devastating passing of Eric in 2019, after a short battle with cancer, his vision continues to live on in the company and platforms, quickly gaining momentum beyond the online sphere.

What we do

Machine Compare is home to one of the world’s largest databases for new and used machinery across industry verticals. In 2021, we launched our sister site and e-commerce platform, Marketplace. Our aim is to get unused, surplus and obsolete spare parts back into the market where they belong – helping set the circular economy in full swing. Become part of a global community of buyers and sellers and join the movement in changing how industry trades, globally.

Our Mission

The impacts of our actions far out-live us, materializing into the realities of future generations.

We want to help the industrial sector choose better, understanding that buying new is no longer the only viable option when it comes to capital equipment and spare parts purchasing.

Because we can no longer borrow time from our future.

We are on a mission to create an environment where green technology can thrive and ethical profits can be made, continuously pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible.

Together, we can regenerate the products and materials wrongfully sent to landfills and champion the brands who care about product innovation, people, and the planet.

Start making more conscious decisions today.

Join the movement.

Our Values

We’re a diverse team of go-getters who like to see the world not only for what it is, but what it could be. And everything we do is informed by our values.
Innovation that matters
To become what’s next, we deliver innovation that matters
Integrity in all that we do
To be honest with others, we must begin by being honest with ourselves, doing what is moral, fair and just in every situation
Drive positive change
When it comes to embracing new trends and ethical developments in technology, our finger is on the pulse
Challenge the conventional
We don’t do ordinary – we challenge the conventional to create new rules and standards
Respect people
We respect, believe and desire the best for our people and customers, advocating healthy debate and differences in opinion

Meet the team

Ben Findlay
CEO
Emily Dunlop
CMO
James Toothill
CTO
Adrian Marin
Developer
Jake Jennings
Paid Media Manager
Nea Laine
Social & Content Manager
Tochie Obiora
Customer Success Manager

Our Journey

2014

Machine Compare is founded by brothers Eric and Ben Findlay in Manchester, UK

2016

After personally financing stage 1, proof of concept site is launched with a quick market take up

2017

The hunt for spare parts takes an unexpected turn, with €100m worth of parts found in a single multinational

Ben and Eric approach investors and negotiations begin

2018

The Machine Compare site continues to grow

2019

April

Machine Compare enters final stages of negotiations. Founding partner Eric Findlay sadly passes away after a short battle with cancer, putting negotiations on hold

October

Processing the devastating loss of his brother, “The Ben Findlay Podcast” is launched, recoded with no budget in the dining room of Ben’s house. It charts 71 on the Global iTunes Business charts, helping Ben regain his confidence

November

Negotiations re-commerce for Machine Compare

2020

January

Investment to build an ecommerce marketplace, initially targeted at deadstock spare parts, is received

July

Just over £900m worth of parts is identified in multiple industrial sectors – a number that is still growing…

August

Machine Compare is awarded “North West’s most exciting company” and one to watch out for in the next 10 years by Insider Media

2021

March

March will see the launch of our sister site and ecommerce platform, Marketplace, targeting deadstock, obsolete and surplus to requirement spare parts

Our Locations

We have global sales agents who work for us in the following locations:

Chicago
Finland
Texas
Holland
Mexico
UK (Head Office)
Brazil
Belgium
Spain
Turkey
Portugal
Hong Kong