About Us
Company Management

Thorsten, an internet pioneer, founded Maschinensucher.de & Machineseeker.com while still a student in the late 90s, putting his service online parallel to the appearance of the german offshoots of Google & eBay.


We firmly believe that our employees are the most valuable assets of our company. They help us to continue developing this marketplace and to turn our visions into reality.


The Machineseeker team can look back on 15 years of experience in the machine trade, in which we have passed on millions of business contacts and initiated sales worth billions.

  • 1998

    Foundation of the company and the initial programming of the Maschinensucher marketplace.

  • 1999

    The start of the Maschinensucher search engine. The Maschinensucher platform established itself very quickly as a source for all types of machines, despite the choice of colours! Who on earth picked that awful yellow?

  • 2000

    Our international offshoot Machineseeker is now online, offering global outreach to advertisers on Maschinensucher.

  • 2006

    The company has now become a GmbH (limited company) and is moving to the premises of the Königin Elisabeth colliery in Essen-Frillendorf.

  • 2010

    Our marketplace now boasts 20,000 visitors a day, generating a total of 25,000 sales-inquiries and advertisements every month.

  • 2012

    We are currently recruiting more staff to further improve our service.

  • 2015

    We are moving to a wonderful new office at Kronprinzenstrasse 9. The new premises offer potential for further expansion and more valuable additions to our team.


Our company is located in the heart of Essen-Süd, just a few minutes' walk from central station.

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