Richard Cross, owner of Machines on The has always been passionate about waste and recycling.

After an 8 year career in the Grenadier Guards, Richard moved into the waste industry in 1998 and through a variety of positions became Contracts Director for Cheshire West council, running the refuse and waste department. The position saw Richard overseeing around 800 staff and 500 vehicles.

Richard’s interest in recycling took him to develop and create his first company, Future Recycling, in 2000. The company was one of the first in the UK to start exporting waste around the world. This involved different waste types, including PET and production waste. Future Recycling introduced Richard to the forestry side of recycling and saw him moving to work for Vermeer UK, before moving to Global Recycling Solutions, to handle the sales of large machinery.

After a substantial time in the waste and recycling industry, with experience of a multitude of machine types, Richard saw a gap in the market where his expert market knowledge could be put to use.

Richard comments “I looked at various business models that were live in the sector and thought there was a better way of doing it. A more transparent way so that both the customer and purchaser retain the true value of the machine, as well as providing a way to move machinery on as fast as possible. Machines sat in a yard waiting to be sold can cost a company as much or more than machine down time”.

In 2021, Machines on The was created and is currently going from strength to strength. The website offers one of the most diverse selections of machinery available and caters for all customer requirements. From tyre recyclers, all the way through to customers who recycle WEE, washing machines or fridges, there is machinery available that will help and if ever something isn’t on the website, a phone call to Richard will see him pull together contacts to provide the machinery needed.

Richard comments “We are constantly looking to help our customers sell their machines in the global market place and ensure our customers get best price for their machines, more than they would get for a trade in and considerably more than if they sent the machine to auction. We are always on the look out for new machines and continually endeavor to match buyers with sellers, ensuring the sales turn around is as fast as possible”.

Contact us today and get YOUR machine on the market!