Our Memory Lane
Welcome to the story of our roots at Findeq, where we trace our history back to the early 1970s when Harry Haverkotte began his career at TSM Mariënberg. Harry worked his way up in the equipment business until he felt the time was right to establish Euro Machinery in 1997. Later that year, his son Roy, who was working as a mechanic for a rental company in East Germany, joined him, and our memory lane began to grow.
Fast forward to today, and we are proud to introduce Findeq, a company founded by Roy Haverkotte and Jeroen Noordkamp. Our focus is on the used equipment industry, helping customers worldwide to find the machines they need to get the job done or to trade. Unlike many other suppliers of used equipment, we take a non-traditional approach, which you can learn more about on our website’s other pages.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our journey and our commitment to delivering exceptional service in the equipment market.
The history of Findeq
Roy went to Eastern Germany working as a mechanic for TSM Baumaschinen.
Roy joint EMV Baumaschinen Rental also in Germany.
Harry & Roy Haverkotte started Euro Machinery, who`s main business was repairing for- and trading equipment to the USA, Australia and Kazakhstan.
Jeroen joined Grijpma Logistics as Logistics Manager.
After the success of Euro Machinery we started a rental company named Euro Rental
Jeroen joined Start People, a staffing agency for transport- and logistics people
We started Euro Equipment, sales and construction of new and used parts / attachments
Spijkers Euro Transport has been added to the Group of Companies, trucking loads from Denmark to Spain and Italy.
Jeroen joined Teleroute / Wolters Kluwer as account manager for Europe’s largest freight exchange system.
The Haverkotte family sold Euro Machinery and its other companies to Emeco International PTY.
Emeco International left Europe and the Haverkotte family bought back the old stock and started Prima Equipment.
Jeroen joined TAS-TMS a part of Wolters Kluwer as Account Manager TAS- Modular Transport Management Systems for transport companies and freight forwarders.
Jeroen started his own Company, Tyre Tools, Sales of Tyre Management Systems to transport companies and fleet owners.
Jeroen started working for Brand Equipment helping them with the sales and marketing of FleXiever screening machines.
Harry Haverkotte retired from Prima Equipment
Jeroen started working for Ophof Recycling, sales and marketing of new and used equipment and parts from the dealerships, SBM and Rockster Crushers, Maskin Mekano, Anaconda Screeners, Haas Shredders and Eschlböck Wood chippers.
The Haverkotte family sold Prima Equipment to Van Der Spek. Dutch dealer for Powerscreen, Lindner, Peterson, Terex Fuchs, Hyundai, Dynapac, Telestack and Siebotec equipment. Roy stayed working for them as Manager for their Used Equipment business.
Roy left Prima Equipment to start several other activities.
Findeq was born out of the ideas of Roy and Jeroen. Both experienced in sales and systems of recycling, earthmoving, mining, road construction and material handling machines.
We changed our domain name from .eu to .com to reflect our international reach. We also launched a new website, which you can visit at www.findeq.com.