Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're exploring details about our process machines, seeking guidance on buying or selling procedures, or looking for more information about our services, the FAQ page is your go-to resource. We've compiled a curated list of questions that our relations frequently ask us. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, or if you crave a more personalized touch, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team is ready to assist you!


Visiting Foeth

What are your opening hours?

Our opening hour are: Monday - Friday from 08.30 - 17.00 hrs (GMT +1) Our loading times are: Monday - Friday from 08.30 - 16.00 hrs (GMT +1)

What are your regulations regarding Covid-19?

At Foeth, we have taken stringent preventive measures to ensure the safety of our team and our customers visiting us. It is possible to visit us but we do urge you to wear a protective mask, disinfect your hands when entering our offices and keep at least 1,5 meters distance.

Where are you located?

We have a +35.000 sq.m premise in Barneveld, The Netherlands. The address is: A. Foeth B.V. - Harselaarseweg 23 - 3771 MA Barneveld.


Buying from Foeth

I don't see what I am looking for, can you still help me?

Yes, we are constantly purchasing new equipment. You can make a search request and we will address our large international purchase network.

Can I inspect the equipment?

Yes, you can visit us during opening hours. We advise you to make an appointment in advance so that we have someone ready to accompany you and show you the equipment.

Our opening hours are: Monday - Friday from 08.30 - 17.00 hrs (GMT +1)

Is the machine in working condition?

Yes, this is our Foeth promise: All machines go through a final test to make sure they are mechanically in working condition prior to shipment. If a machine does not pass the test, we will take the necessary actions to bring the machine in working condition prior to shipment.

Is the machine tested?

Yes, all our machines are mechanically tested prior to shipment, every machine leaves our premises in a mechanically working condition.

Does Foeth provide a warranty on the machine?

No, we do not provide any warranty on a machine. However, if the machine does not function upon arrival, let us know immediately so we can decide to take it back or get the machine in mechanically working condition.

Does Foeth provide a process warranty with the machine?

No, we do not provide process warranties.

Which tests are executed by Foeth?

This is different for each machine, but in general we make sure the machine is in mechanical working condition. To ensure this condition, amongst others, we perform the following tests: testing of mechanical seals, testing of bearings, testing of electric motors, leaktest, sparktest, and many more.

Is it possible to negotiate the price?

All our prices are based on the overall state of the equipment, the technical condition and the new price. If you find a comparable (same brand/type/year) piece of equipment for a lower price, we are more than willing to discuss your findings and provide a matching offer.

What is the location of the equipment?

The majority of our equipment is located at our premises in Barneveld, The Netherlands. If equipment is still installed on a remote location, it is always clearly stated on our website.

Does the price offer include the electric parts?

Our price offer includes electric parts if applicable. This can be seen in the photos and description of the machine.

Do you also provide us with the technical manual and hygiene documents for the equipment?

We always provide our customers with all the documents we received from the previous owners of the machine. In most cases this includes technical drawings, manuals and hygiene documents.

I see equipment stated as “As is, where is” what is the meaning of this?

This means the machine is offered in its current condition with no certainty about the mechanical working.

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Financial questions

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods: Domestic/international bank wire transfer. Our bank details are:
IBAN: NL60ABNA0486053385 -
BIC code: ABNANL2A - VAT-id: NL 001202054B01.

When you make a purchase while you are at our premises it is also possible to pay directly by Credit Card or Debit Card. This involves additional costs of 2% of the agreed selling price.


Shipping & transport

What is your standard shipping term?

Our standard shipping term is Free carrier (FCA).

Can you arrange transport or shipping?

Yes, we can arrange shipping to any destination in the world according to the ICC incoterms. This only applies to process equipment bought at Foeth.

What are the transport / shipping costs?

The transport/shipping costs will be calculated on request. It includes transportation/shipping and all the required paperwork.

Can I arrange transport / shipping myself?

Yes, that is possible. Please coordinate with us when the collection will take place. This way we can ensure the process equipment is ready for transport. Opening hours for collection of a machine is: Monday - Friday from 08.30 - 16.00 hrs (GMT +1)

Do I need documentation regarding the import of the product?

This depends on the country of destination and the type of process equipment. Please contact our logistics department for more information.

What is the delivery time of a product?

We use an average lead time of 14 days to prepare the product for transport. Regarding the duration of transport we can inform you after we have calculated the price for transport/shipping and the full payment has been made.

Is the product insured when it is in transit?

No, insurance of the product during transport is not included. However, if Foeth arranges the transport for you, it is possible to additionally purchase the insurance.


Selling to Foeth

What equipment does Foeth buy?

We are always looking for surplus process equipment like powder blenders, mills, vibro sieves, filters, z-blade mixers and (vacuum) dryers or complete plants from the Food, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry.

Why should I sell to Foeth?

You will offer your machine to a company with more than 100 years of experience in this field. Selling your surplus equipment gives you several benefits, like:

  • Upfront payment: 100% advance payment prior to collection

  • Quick logistics: We arrange fast and reliable collection and shipping

  • Professional dismantling: In co-operation with certified experts

  • Site cleaning: Professional disposal service of any waste.

How can I sell to Foeth?

You can offer your surplus equipment to us via an online form. It is also possible to contact one of our purchasers directly. Contact details can be found here.

Can I sell an entire production line or plant to Foeth?

Yes, Foeth is proficient in large dismantling projects. Please contact one of our purchasers for more information.

How much will I get for my machines / equipment?

This depends on the state of the machine. We offer a good market price and have a 100% advance payment prior to collection.

What can I expect when I sell to Foeth?

When you offer to sell a (suitable) machine to Foeth one of our purchasers will contact you within 2 business days. Most likely we will make an appointment for an inspection of the machine(s) on site. After a successful inspection an offer will be made. Send us an invoice if our offer meets your expectations after which we will transfer the amount to your account before collection.

What does Foeth do with a machine they buy from me?

Foeth is an advocate of a good circular economy. After purchasing your machine, we prepare it to be bought and used again by a manufacturer in another production process.

Can you remove / dismantle the equipment / machines?

Yes, we can offer dismantling and a complete site cleaning with professional disposal service of any waste if needed.

Can you sell a machine on my behalf?

Yes, this is possible. Please contact one of our purchasers to discuss all options.

Who takes care of the logistics?

Foeth will take care of the logistics but if you prefer other arrangements it is possible to discuss them with our purchasers.

When can I expect my payment?

You will receive the full payment prior to collection of the equipment.