Interview of Lieven Pauwels from Machinery Resale

by Sophia Wanberg

11.11.2021 0 10788

Machinery Resale offers used construction equipment solutions: portable compressors, industrial compressors, generators, wheel loaders, excavators and many more.

Mr. Pauwels, could you tell us the history of Machinery Resale?


Former Atlas Copco employee Valere Maes starts his own company. The main focus in the early days is servicing and maintenance of stationary electrical compressors and compressed air installations. This period in history compressor installations are still dominated by reciprocating air compressors (large piston compressors.)

In this same year (1978) he gains the official and exclusive Ingersoll Rand dealership for stationary (electric) air compressors


This year ‘MAES Compressoren’, as the company is called, starts its first rental activity of portable air compressors. mainly to give higher flexibility and peace of mind to the customers during maintenance work or installation overhauls.


This is a remarkable year. when Valere's son, Filip, joins the company after his graduation. Filip focusses mainly on the commercial side of the company


Official Ingersoll Rand dealership for both stationary and portable air compressors in the East and West Flandres region in Belgium.


Start up of the used compressor sales and export activity. This is a necessity because of the higher number of customers trading in their old machine for a new one. The "remarketing" initiative is born.


The split of Maes Compressoren and the creation of an independent company focusing on second hand compressors as core business. The company is called MACHINERY RESALE bvba. A significant milestone in the world of used construction equipment sales.


Filip Maes refocuses with his wife Sabine Beel to further build a worldwide used equipment enterprise. They bundle their knowledge and experience from the compressed air industry and combine this with management skills. To become the leading, reliable and independent supplier of used construction equipment: portable compressors, generators, light towers, excavators, wheel loaders, compactors, ...


Machinery Resale moved all inventory to a new facility in Waregem. More than 850 machines, 80 trucks in 2 weeks’ time


Today Machinery Resale has more than 1500 machines in stock. Main focus is on portable compressors, generators, light towers, access equipment, excavators



What is your company’s specialty and what is your added-value?


Machinery Resale, from Belgium, is a leading supplier of used construction equipment and provides interesting solutions for those who need construction machinery: second hand compressors, generators, access equipment, ... Virtually anything you can think of. With more than 1500 machines in stock and a worldwide delivery service, Machinery Resale lives up to its status of premium supplier of used machinery.

Our vision:

Machinery Resale is a leading independent supplier of second-hand construction and building site equipment with a worldwide delivery service.


Our mission:

We combine expertise in the areas of purchase, overhaul, transport and remarketing of second-hand machines and offer a cost-effective solution to your construction machinery needs.


Our customers always come first.

We create an atmosphere of entrepreneurship and stimulate creativity on the work floor. The result is a rewarding partnership with each and every single one of our customers.



What is your role in the organization?


I’m sales & marketing manager for both Fimatec and Machinery Resale



Your company had a booth as Fimatec at the Matexpo show. Could you please explain to our readers Fimatec speciality? 


Fimatec focuses on the local Belgian market and sells NEW equipment from the well-known brand ATLAS COPCO. Fimatec sells portable compressors, generators and light towers. Machinery Resale sells USED equipment worldwide.