Industrial Manufacturing News - Exapro exports French used machines towards the whole world

January 2006

Exapro s.a.r.l., has been publishing two Web marketplaces (www.exapro.com and www.texapro.com) for 5 years, helping professionals of the Industry to buy and sell all their used equipments. With more than 35 000 unique visitors and 150 000 pages viewed each month, these websites are now recognised by the professionals as the solution for their need of second hand machinery. Exapro, with over 3000 offers of machines updated daily.

Exapro has witnessed a true export sale explosion of used machinery during the year 2005. Half of the sales have had for origin France towards Europe (22%), Asia (17%) or Africa (4%). The Central and Eastern Europe is the new privileged target for its sales force. It is there that it makes most of its best sales. The entry of some of these countries in the E.U. greatly facilitates collaboration with these promising markets. The opening of a local branch is being studied. Many major partnerships have been settled with local actors.

International request ratio for second-hand industrial machines is fast growing and proves that the www.exapro.com marketplace is not only internationally viable but it is growing globally. The two portals Exapro (general Industry) and Texapro (textile) have been partially translated in Spanish, and Czech. It will soon be available in German (January 2006). The International team speaks seven languages which brings an added value to all its customers.

In conclusion, the Exapro’s objectives for 2006 are now to reach 65% of export sales as well as growing from the European marketplace it actually is to a worldwide reference.