Years ’90 – Genesis

David Rota is busy in the family business, a small mechanical workshop, as a specialized machine tools operator. In these years specialized himself into turning and milling machining. Immediately he is attracted by the machines he works with and he is fascinated by the important technological evolution that took place in those years.

Years 2000 – The first steps

In these years Makinate project was born. During this decade, digital and internet technology becoming popular in people’s daily lives. David Rota was farsighted and he  immediately understood the enormous potential of the internet network as the ideal platform for buying & selling used  machine tools. David decided to leave the family business. He established its own Industrial bay company dedicated to the market of used machine tools in Italy. From there on, Industrialbay became one of the Italian companies leader in the commercialization of used machine tools through the web.

Year 2012 – The beginning of a new era

David Rota with more than 12-year experience in the field of used machine tools market met his future associate and co-founder of Makinate: Diego Sforza.

Diego Sforza had an important foreign experience in international trade in both new and used industrial plants and machinery. He also was very sensitive to digital issues and business through the web.

From the beginning, David and Diego established  a successful collaboration. They saw the possibility of adopting the business model of Industrialbay to large scale, they decided indeed to expand Industrial bay business to  all over the world. From that moment Makinate project finally took over.

Year 2016 – Expansion

In order to grant to the company a further expansion and a greater international vocation, Makinate established its legal headquarters and its operating offices in Koper, Slovenia. 10 minutes from Trieste and 5 minutes from the border with Italy. In addiction, the company’s business also opened doors to the sale of used machinery coming also from different sectors: used machine tools, used sheet metal machines and used plastic processing machines. The new website dedicated to the purchase and selling of used industrial machinery www.makinate.com went online.

Year 2017 – Consolidation

Nowadays, Makinate is in continuous development. In February of this year it exchanges its corporate name in Limited Liability Company (Srl).

Year 2018 – new fronteers

Makinate enters a new exciting sector, Makinate starts operating also with used packaging machines.

The rest is the story of these days …