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22/05/2017 Screw conveyor manufacturer welcomes trade in used equipment

Van Beek, Drunen, the Netherlands, reports that the Dutch company Surplus Select has quickly grown into a well known supplier of used machines for the bulk industry. Owner Rick Soepenberg has gained a lot of positive experience from Van Beek screw conveyors. The first of these conveyors that Surplus Select purchased was in a batch of machines that Soepenberg had acquired from a sugar processing factory. “This screw conveyor immediately caught our eye because of the clean finish and the extras that were on it. It ended up in a vegetable oil factory.” Since then Soepenberg has sold tens of Van Beek machines satisfactorily.
 
Conversely Van Beek is also pleased with the services of Surplus Select. “For example, if a customer is expanding its production and needs a bigger screw conveyor, the old one is just in the way. We then often tell them that Surplus Select can sort this out for them”, said Perry Verberne, director of Van Beek. He also says that companies can get to know Van Beek via Surplus Select. “It often happens that someone wants to adapt a used Van Beek and they are able to help us with this. We regularly find that people are so pleased with their used screw conveyor system that that they want a new one when they expand.” It is exceptional for a used machine to be used again for the same product. “A screw conveyor for milk powder is for example now used for coffee powder. But quite often it goes to a different sector, for example to convey washing powder. This trade is not only across sectors, but also across borders. Half of our exports end up in Western Europe and the other half in the rest of the world.” www.van-beek.nl; www.surplusselect.nl 
 
 
Rick Soepenberg, owner of Surplus Select, with used Van Beek screw conveyors in his company’s warehouse

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