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Using second hand machines for innovation

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Innovation is at the core of any business that is looking to expand and survive in the long term. It is not easy to build a strong innovative culture, but the pay offs are high for those companies that succeed.

At MachinePoint we have helped companies fulfil their innovation plans by providing them with good quality second hand machinery, which is significantly cheaper that their newer version. This reduces the risks and investments and motivates entrepreneurs to experiment and try new products. Examples are numerous …

Buying a used machine to test a new biodegradable polymer

An R&D manager travels to Spain to purchase a compounding extruder at a third of their new price, his company is launching a new polymer to replace fossil based plastics with state-of-art renewable and biodegradable biomaterials. They are one of the first European plants to produce biodegradable compounds. The extruder they acquired was originally producing traditional plastic pellets, but they have tested that it could equally produce biodegradable polymers. The key is how to combine the different biodegradable materials. Tests should be done until a new product is achieved. Reducing the initial investment when launching a new product also reduces the risks.

Biotechnological company buys a used Tetra Pak to use in pilot plant to test an innovative additive for baby milk

A central European investor travels to Eastern Europe to purchase a Tetra Pak for reverse osmosis. The machine was working on a dairy factory but was acquired by a biotechnological company to be used in a pilot plant to test an innovative additive for baby milk. The purchase was quick an easy. Used machinery is available immediately reducing the waiting times required for a new machine. Again the investment is a third of the price of a new machine.

Used machinery to launch new products can be the difference to make a project feasible

MachinePoint team recently sold a machine from Europe to South America to fill energy drinks in PET, these drinks are traditionally filled in cans. The investor, who was initially only distributing in America, decided to launch a new product in the market, and with the help of MachinePoint set up a local factory at a very attractive price. Business is already doing well and is looking for expansion into other countries. An initial reduced investment is in many cases the difference between making a project feasible or not.

Countries like Angola are starting to heavily invest locally to increase local production. Portuguese investment is huge in Angola. The cultural differences give space for innovation, adapting machines that in some countries are used to pack certain products to pack others completely different.

Machines can be reused in the most curious ways, resulting in new products and packaging.

MachinePoint is proud in helping entrepreneurs with these projects. Innovation is the key to more sustainable products and better production. Used machines can help entrepreneurs start with this projects reducing waiting times and costs.

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