Looks Can Be Deceiving…How International Companies Save Money Purchasing and Shipping Refurbished Machinery

Looks Can Be Deceiving…How International Companies Save Money Purchasing and Shipping Refurbished Machinery

The old English adage says, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or in other words, looks can be deceiving.  In international shipping we experience this on a daily basis – what looks like an old rusted excavator or a worthless, dusty wire drawing machinery can actually be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Every year, buyers all over the world search the USA for used factory machinery and equipment.  

Refurbished may sound like a dirty word, but to foreign buyers the cost-saving advantage of refurbished machinery and equipment is well worth the risk.  For example, a customer in Korea is looking for some equipment to build a steel mill factory.  A factory in Ohio has just finished renovating their new facility and no longer have use for their old equipment.  The old equipment is still in good condition and has at least another 10-15 years of productivity left if it is refurbished.  Furthermore, the equipment is normally from a top manufacturer and is of excellent quality.  The customer in Korea realizes they can buy the equipment from the Ohio factory and ship it to Korea for a fraction of the cost of buying new equipment – they could even save millions of dollars!  So what is the Ohio factory and the Korean customer to do?….make a deal!  The factory gets rid of the old machinery and the Korean customer can save money building their factory with the refurbished machinery.  Everyone benefits.

When it comes to shipping used factory machinery, equipment and parts, we are the experts.  We can provide open top containers and flat racks for special projects.

When it comes to shipping refurbished machinery and equipment overseas you want to make sure you use a international shipping company with experience shipping used refurbished machinery.  Oftentimes when a factory is dismantled or a customer buys used drawing machinery or a used block making machinery, they need a company that can handle large static equipment.  When shipping used machinery you need an international shipping company that can:

  • Provide equipment dismantling
  • Pick-up cargo from the supplier
  • Provide a detailed loading plan for multiple pieces when shipping a used factory and several pieces of equipment overseas
  • Provide standard and open-top containers, flat racks, breakbulk and ro/ro shipping services for used machinery and equipment
  • Handle all required documentation for export
We recently shipped this used hydraulic shear machine to Chile!  The piece was moved from the Mid-West and put on a skid for export shipping via breakbulk service. 

This unit is now ready to head to the terminal for delivery!  Every year we have several customers who purchase used machinery in the United States to be refurbished and used in another country.


If you are looking for any of the above shipping services you can contact us today!  We provide professional and reliable international shipping services for refurbished machinery including equipment dismantling, factory moves, and large breakbulk shipments from the United States.  For more information or to receive international shipping quotes contact us today at 212-267-6400 or on Skype at kinternationalny.  We can also be reached by email at inquiries@kinternational.com