• When and how do I pay for the purchased machines?

    Payment must be made before the shipment of the machines. (Payment before pickup)
    A proforma invoice will be provided with the terms of sale and the bank details for making the payment.
    Proforma invoices are valid for 7 days.

    You can pay immediately with a bank card (Visa, MasterCard, etc.)

    Payment in cash or bank transfer:
    We can only accept a small amount in cash, but we prefer bank transfers.
    These are easier to execute and ensure greater security for all parties.

  • Can Fimatec organize my transportation?

    Yes, upon customer request, we arrange transportation at a very competitive price. We ship machines worldwide (roll-on roll-off or containers).

    We have very good relationships with a large number of internationally renowned shippers, which allows us to offer you very competitive prices for sea, air, and road freight. Our staff can handle the necessary documents for customs clearance of your machines, and your sea containers can be loaded at our factory. Your used equipment will be handled with the utmost care during each phase of transport and will arrive at its destination in perfect working condition.

    Fimatec works with the INCOTERMS 2020

  • Incoterms 2020

    Incoterms or International Commercial Terms are a series of international sales terms, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and used in international trade transactions. They are accepted by governments, legal authorities, and traders worldwide for interpreting the most commonly used terms in international trade.

    Group E - Departure

    EXW - Ex Works (location) - The seller makes the goods available at their factory exit. The buyer bears all costs. This term gives the buyer the most responsibilities. The seller's obligations are minimized. The Ex Works term is often used in the initial price offer of goods without cost. EXW means that the seller has the goods at their premises (site, factory, warehouse, etc.) on the agreed date, and the buyer can pick them up. The buyer pays transportation costs and is also responsible for the goods during transport.
    Group F - General Transport
    FCA - Free Carrier - The seller takes care of: goods with invoice, packaging, customs clearance in case of export, and costs up to the delivery of goods to the carrier (designated by the buyer) at the agreed place. This term is used for all modes of transport, including air and rail transport, road and container/multimodal sea transport.
    FAS - Free Alongside Ship (loading port) - The seller takes care of: goods with invoice, packaging, and costs until the goods are delivered alongside the ship. The seller must clear the goods for export. Suitable only for sea transport, but not for multimodal container sea transport (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication 715). This term is generally used for heavy loads or bulk goods.
    FOB - Free on Board (loading port) - The seller must load the goods on board the ship designated by the buyer - cost and risk until over the ship's rail. The seller must clear the goods for export - sea transport, but not multimodal container sea transport (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication 715). The buyer must receive from the seller the details of the ship and the port where the goods must be loaded. There is no reference to, or provision of a carrier or forwarder. It does not include air transport. This term has been much abused over the past three decades, since the Incoterms 1980 explained that FCA should be used for container shipments.

    Group C - Main Carriage Paid

    CFR or CNF - Cost and Freight (destination port) - The seller will pay the cost and freight to the destination port. However, the risk is transferred to the buyer once the goods have crossed the ship's rail. Insurance is at the buyer's expense.
    CIF - Cost, Insurance, and Freight (destination port) - Exactly the same as CFR, except that the seller must also procure and pay for insurance for the buyer. Sea transport only.
    CPT - Carriage Paid To (destination place) - Multimodal equivalent of CFR. The seller pays for transport to the destination point, but the risk is transferred as soon as the goods are handed over to the first carrier.
    CIP - Carriage and Insurance Paid To - Container/multimodal equivalent of CIF. The seller pays for transport and insurance to the designated destination point, but the risk is transferred as soon as the goods are handed over to the first carrier.

    Group D - Arrival

    DAF - Delivered At Frontier - This term can be used when goods are transported by rail and road. The seller pays for their transport to the agreed delivery place at the border. The buyer arranges for customs clearance and pays for transport from the border to their factory. The risk transfer occurs at the border.
    DES - Delivered Ex Ship (port) - When goods are delivered at quay, the risk transfer does not occur until the ship has arrived at the destination port and the goods made available for unloading to the buyer. The seller pays the freight and the same insurance costs as they would under a CIF arrangement. Unlike CFR and CAF, the seller has agreed to bear not only costs but also risks and title until the ship's arrival at the port. Unloading costs of the goods and duties, taxes, etc., are for the buyer - term commonly used in the sea transport of bulk goods, such as coal, grains, dry chemicals - and where the seller owns or has chartered their own ship.
    DEQ - Delivered Ex Quay (port) - Similar to the DES incoterm, but the risk transfer does not occur until the goods have been unloaded at the destination port.
    DDU - Delivered Duty Unpaid (destination place) - This term means that the seller delivers the goods to the buyer at the destination place mentioned in the sales contract. The goods are not cleared for import or unloaded from any form of transport at the destination place. The buyer is responsible for costs and risks, the obligation of unloading, and any subsequent delivery beyond the destination place. However, if the buyer wishes the seller to assume the costs and risks associated with import clearance, duties, unloading, and subsequent delivery beyond the destination place, all this must be expressly agreed upon in the sales contract.
    DDP - Delivered Duty Paid (destination place) - This term means that the seller pays all transportation costs and assumes all risks until the goods have been delivered and that they pay the duties. Used interchangeably with the term "free domicile" - the most comprehensive term for the buyer.

  • Can Fimatec handle the shipping and customs clearance documents?

    Yes, we have the necessary contacts and can provide the required documents, such as EXA forms, EUR 1, CVO, or legalized documents. We can also arrange the transport documents and a detailed invoice if you wish.

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  • Can you tell me how much my old machine is worth and whether I can trade it in?

    Contact Fimatec. With the make, model, year of construction, number of hours on the meter, and the condition of the chassis and engine, we can assist you. We will also need about three or more photos (taken from different angles (including interior)). You can sell your machine to us or exchange it for a newer model.

  • How to determine the value of a machine?

    In order to determine the value of a machine, it is necessary to know: the make, the model, the year of construction, and the number of hours on the meter. The value of the equipment also depends on the condition of the chassis and the engine. A technical report can provide the necessary information. With a few photos, we can give you a repurchase price.

  • I received a price offer from someone else, is this price correct?

    With over 1000 machines in stock, we can provide you with a correct price. If you wish, we can check the price and the conditions. Perhaps we can also make you an alternative offer.

  • Sell my old machines? Alright. But when?

    Some scenarios...

    Waiting before selling your old machines will result in a lower price they will fetch. The older your machines are, the less they will be worth. Sometimes you'll hear that “these old machines have been fully paid for, they cost you nothing, and even if you use them only occasionally they still make you money.”

    True and false.

    True, these old machines can generate money.
    False, it is quite likely that significant expenses (repairs) await you...
    The money they make you will be absorbed by the cost of unexpected repairs.
    A fleet of old machines will also have a negative impact on the reputation of your company.
    A client is willing to pay more to have newer machines.

    Selling a machine too quickly will require considerable effort from your company.
    Why? Because you will have to reach a certain price level. And in order to reach this level, you will have to find specific customers. To find these customers, your marketing expenses will increase. You will have to invest additional energy. In other words, you have to ask yourself if it is worth it.

    Not selling your machines when they are still fairly new. Logical... Everyone knows that. But let us give you some examples...

    The lifespan of the equipment also depends on the type of equipment. If it's a machine that had to be used on a demolition site, it will have its best years behind it once it's 3 years old. These 3 years will generally be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. You can of course risk using it for another year, but we still advise you to sell it before it is 5 years old.

    Same story for frequently used generators. 2000 hours or more per year is not an exception. This means 8000 to 10000 hours in 4 to 5 years. A normal criterion for overhaul will be the number of hours compared to the lifespan (which can reach 14000 hours). If the machine has less than 10000 hours on the meter, it will still have some value on the used market, because it will still have a few years ahead of it (at a reduced usage frequency). What we call a second life.

    If we talk about a mobile compressor, it's a different story.

    Mobile compressors will generally have about 500 hours/year or less on the meter (less than 10 m³ per minute or 380 cfm). In the case of larger machines, it will be about 1000 hours. These machines will have a normal lifespan of 12 to 16 years. In commercial terms, such equipment should not be more than 8 to 10 years old to fetch an interesting sum.

    We can give you other examples, or talk about your specific situation if you want.
    If you are hesitating or if you have a question about a specific piece of equipment, do not hesitate to call us or send us an email.

  • Earning Money from Your Old Machine?

    A fleet of equipment consists of many pieces of equipment and machines. Originally purchased new, acquired through takeovers from other fleets, or by acquisition of complete companies. Altogether, this represents a significant capital investment. Often well-managed and maintained.

    In our view, this capital harbors a “hidden treasure” of opportunities. By viewing the fleet with different eyes, we see more than just machines. As Remarketing specialists, we see an opportunity to sanitize and rejuvenate the fleet. Your customers (internal or external) also prefer to use more recent machines. Sanitizing a fleet, selling old machines, also brings in money that can be used for reinvestment in equipment, additional book profit, or to finance your other investments.

    But selling your old (maintenance-intensive) machines is not the only possibility. Machines that have a (too) low occupancy rate with you are also eligible to be sold second-hand (divestment). Machines without or with little occupancy only cost money. Your machines age and thus depreciate in value, necessitating write-offs without corresponding benefits. Selling them prevents aging and generates cash flow.

    Often, your fleet also contains machines that came into your company's possession through a takeover or acquisition. The issue here is that there are often many different brands of the same type of machine in your fleet. This leads to more complex maintenance schedules and larger parts inventories. The advice is to limit the number of brands. And for the rest? Divest. So, sell second-hand!

    The conclusion is that there is a lot of money to be made for you as a fleet manager. However, this sounds easier than it is. Second-hand sales are specialized work and require years of experience, market knowledge, and not to forget sales channels.

    In other words, you need a specialist who provides advice and actively thinks along to realize your fleet plan and/or divestment plan. We at Machinery Resale will think along with you and make your divestment a success. Years of experience and up-to-date market knowledge put us ahead of traders and auction houses.

    Talk to us about an important aspect of fleet management: sales.

  • How do I select the correct air compressor?

    Purchasing a compressor that lacks sufficient capacity is a waste of time and money.
    Purchasing a compressor that has too much capacity is a waste of fuel and money.
    (If you do not use the compressor outside, then you should read "How do I select the right stationary compressor?")

    There are two parameters that determine the capacity of an air compressor.

    Required working pressure (bar or PSI)

    Maximum required air usage (capacity expressed in cfm or m3/min or l/sec)

    What is the maximum required working pressure?

    This strongly depends on the type of work to be performed. Air-powered (= pneumatic) tools require a working pressure of about 6 bar. (tools such as jackhammers or vibrating drills) The typical compressor we will select for this will be one with a capacity of 7 or 7.5 bar. This has everything to do with pressure loss in the piping system. Sandblasting works often require the same working pressure. However, those working with blasting systems often want more pressure, sometimes up to 9 or even 10 bar.
    For applications for testing pipelines or for water drilling, 20 bar or more is often required.
    Blowing systems for optical fiber usually require a working pressure of 13-15 bar.

    What is the maximum air usage?
    Add up all the air tools that need to be used simultaneously. When you check the data plate of the compressor, add 30% to the indicated capacity. This will create a reasonable buffer against unforeseen or unusual compressor use.
    Do not add up all the air tools that will be used over the course of one day. This would lead to a much higher capacity than necessary.
    Below is a list of air tools and their average air consumption at 6.5 bar (90 PSI).
    Grinding wheel – 180mm / 7” - 180- 280 ltr/min (5-8 cfm)
    Chipping hammer 2 kg - 350 ltr/min (12 cfm)
    Chipping hammer 5 kg - 430 ltr/min (15 cfm)
    Pneumatic hammer 9 kg - 900 ltr/min (32 cfm)
    Drill hammer 15 kg - 750 ltr/min (27 cfm)
    Drill hammer 20/25 kg - 1300 ltr/min (46 cfm)
    Drill hammer 30 kg - 1700 ltr/min (60 cfm)
    Drill hammer 40 kg - 1850 ltr/min (65 cfm)
    Grease gun - 115 ltr/min (4 cfm)
    Impact wrench - 3/8” - 70-100 ltr/min (2.5-3.5 cfm)
    Impact wrench - ½” - 115-140 ltr/min (4-5 cfm)
    Impact wrench - 1” - 285 ltr/min (10 cfm)
    Air needle scaler - 220-455 ltr/min (8-16 cfm)
    Circular saw - 140 ltr/min (5 cfm)
    Sandblasting head 7mm @ 7 bar - 5000 ltr/min (180cfm)
    Sandblasting head 10mm @ 7 Bar - 7000 ltr/min (250cfm)
    For the capacity of the head of sandblasting equipment, a difference of 10-15% should be taken into account (cavitation and wear of the head).

    Do I need an air tank in addition to a compressor?
    The size of the compressor tank, usually indicated in liters or m³, should be determined based on usage.
    In most cases, mobile compressors are modulation-controlled and have a considerable hose length. Therefore, a tank is usually not used.


    Sometimes your budget will limit your choices. We are here for you, to help you choose the right compressor, no matter what budget you have.
    Once you know how much pressure you need to have, what the capacity should be, and how much your budget is, you can use advanced search with these criteria to select the right compressor.

  • How to Select the Right Generator?

    Determining the correct capacity of the generator you will need on your construction site is not as simple as it seems. When you spend money to rent or buy a generator and then find that the capacity is insufficient, you will be disappointed. Below you will learn how to avoid such costly mistakes.

    Emergency generators come in various capacities: 5KW-50KW and more. Your choice will depend on the required wattage.

    Selecting the correct capacity is an important and necessary step in creating a reliable generator system.

    One of the most common mistakes made by people who are not used to working with the formulas used to determine generator capacity is selecting a generator with insufficient capacity.

    If you calculate the wattage of the generator to be used on a 230-volt network, one of the following two conditions may apply to your site:

    Condition #1 - Motor loads not included:
    In this case, the total wattage of appliances and lights can be used to determine the generator's capacity. For example: ten 100-watt lights, a 1200-watt coffee maker, a 1250-watt toaster, and a 1500-watt hairdryer would require a 5kW generator.

    Condition #2 - Motor loads included:
    When motor loads must be included, the motor's starting wattage must be considered so that the generator can provide sufficient starting current. In general, these devices will require 5 to 6 times the mentioned wattage (exception: the modern E motor with frequency control as in compressors) or the full load current to start. Generally, it is advised to consider a 25% factor for supporting electrical appliances equipped with an induction motor.

    In this example, if the data plate of your heating appliance (not an air conditioner) mentions that it is equipped with a blower and the amperage on the plate is 4.5 Amps at 230 volts, then the running motor load of this motor will be 1035 watts. When starting, the generator will need to provide 4000 to 6000 watts or 4-6 kW, just for this motor.

    Generally, a generator's capacity is indicated in kVA. To obtain the kVA value, divide the kW value by 0.8 (approximate rule).

    If you have trouble selecting the right generator, we are happy to help you free of charge: +32 56 61 67 01. You can also send us an email if you want: sales@machineryresale.be.

  • Air gumming or sand blasting?

    Air Gumming

    Air gumming is applied using a combination of air and mineral grains. These are blasted at low pressure against various types of surfaces with the goal of cleaning them deeply or superficially. This is known as soft blasting.


    In sandblasting, rough sand grains are blasted at high pressure against a specific surface. A technique that is still widely used in cleaning facades or metal constructions.