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Additional Services

Tailored Services Sigma Plantfinder Can Offer You

Full deal Management

Sigma PlantFinder buys several used machines every week, and we have strong and robust anti fraud services and checks in place. We have lost money through paying for machines and not receiving them, and we aim to never have this happen again.

We are more than happy to run checks on a company for you before you purchase, and give you the results of the investigation. In addition, our services offer handling the entire purchase, payment and collection process, ensuring complete safety and peace of mind for you. A small handling fee will apply to this service, to provide you with complete funds security.

Goods Packaging

Container packed for transport, piling rig

Where goods require packaging for shipment, we can build export grade crates and packaging to ensure safe and secure transit for items. Shipment packaging can be built to accommodate the size and shape of the item. This will be incorporated with lifting and handling points to enable quick and risk-free movement.

Typical parts requiring crating include engines, transmissions, bearings, replacement hydraulics, electronic components and service parts. These are high value, easily-damaged items and could be vandalised or stolen if not correctly protected. We use professionally built cases and crates and ensure that goods arrive in perfect condition, ready for use.

Pre-shipment inspection

Liebherr LB24 working in Colombia

Pre-shipment inspections are routinely done at Sigma, either on behalf of our clients, to ensure the equipment is in acceptable working condition, or to satisfy Import Customs regulations in country of destination.

When clients request a condition report, we can use either a highly experienced technician who has significant experience on that type of machine, and who will give us a reliable insight into condition. We can also arrange a visual and operating inspection with the manufacturers of the equipment. Our extensive contacts and long experience allows us to arrange inspections at short notice, and gain access to sites where access ability is restricted.

Our experience with Customs import inspections covers JEVIC, Bivac/Bureau Veritas, Intertek, CCIC, SGS and Cotecna. If required, we can contact the inspection agency, book and schedule the inspection and then monitor the process to ensure it happens on time. Countries we have organised pre-shipment inspections for include Mozambique, Nigeria, Botswana, Qatar, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, China, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan and Philippines.

We can arrange inspection on all types of used equipment, and we will be glad to explain how the processes work for each individual country.


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