About us


Who’s behind Machinery World?

Paul Crowter

Managing Director


Paul has spent the entirety of his profession career in the dairy equipment industry and established Machinery World 1999 after recognising a gap in the market for high quality and value for money second-hand equipment.

Phil Darvell

UK Sales Manager (Ice cream)


Phil's background running ice cream factories made him the ideal candidate for the role. He is well-respected in the industry and his experience has proved invaluable helping new start-ups as well as established companies to grow.

Claudia Michaelis

Procurement (Europe)


Claudia is responsible for sourcing and buying second-hand machinery in Europe. Being multilingual she provides support with overseas activities, including monitoring and overseeing projects and liaising with Italian suppliers.

Jonathon Crowter

International Sales


Having joined Machinery World in 2011, Jonathon is responsible for international sales and the building and maintaining of relationships with clients. Jonathon also manages all aspects of booking transport.

Tim Darvill

Head of UK Sales/Procurement (Dairy)


Tim’s background is in FMCG and has worked in the dairy industry for the last 10 years. A chartered engineer and project manager, Tim is responsible for the UK dairy industry business, both buying machinery and advising customers on new machinery capex projects.

Mike Challis

Finance Director


Since joining in 2012, Mike’s role sees him manage all aspects of the company’s finances, including setting budgets and how to best utilise the exchange rate when operating internationally.

Rebecca Crowter

Finance and Administration Officer


Rebecca has been with Machinery World since 2005 and is currently responsible for all bookkeeping activities as well as liaising with customers and suppliers regarding accounts.

Monika Fojtova

Transport Coordinator


莫妮卡自2015年以来一直在物流工作d joined Machinery World in 2021. Monika will always find the best way to deliver machines to customers in Europe or Worldwide.

Gilbert DeVogel

DairyBits Sales


DairyBits Sales

Russell Jex

Senior Service Engineer


As a qualified and experienced electrical, mechanical and refrigeration engineer, Russell is responsible for commissioning, servicing and repairing machinery for clients here in the UK and worldwide.

Martin Alexander

Service Engineer


As Machinery World’s workshop engineer, Martin has been in charge of manufacturing components, part fabrication, welding and servicing and reconditioning machines and plants since he joined in 2011.

Christopher Wilson

Service Engineer


As a qualified and experienced electronic, fabricator and mechanical engineer, Chris’s responsibilities are commissioning, servicing and repairing machinery for clients here in the UK and worldwide.

Wojciech Olszowski

Warehouse Operative


Wojciech is our main warehouse operative. He makes sure that all of our machines are cleaned, packed and loaded at a high standard. Always with a smile on his face.


We buy and sell the best new and used dairy processing machinery throughout the world.

Machinery World was established in 1999 with the primary aim of providing the dairy industry with access to expertly sourced and competitively priced secondhand dairy machinery of the highest quality and has bought and sold machines in well over 100 countries worldwide.

Today, with over twenty years experience within the industry, Machinery World has an extremely valid reputation as a respected and professional company. Machinery World has a team of fully trained and experienced buyers and invests heavily in both time and money scouting the globe for the highest standard of second hand machinery and as such, consistently has a diverse and large holding of stock.

Endeavouring to change the perception of the secondhand machinery industry, Machinery World aspires to make the lives of dairy manufacturers as simple and profitable as possible and for that reason, offers a truly complete service to each and every one of its clients.

Indeed, as well as already providing the opportunity to save large sums on machinery, Machinery World offers quick payment when purchasing as well as a full worldwide removal and transportation service, including full insurance and all necessary paperwork.

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