Foundation of the company and the beginning of programming work on the marketplace Maschinensucher.



Launch of the search engine Maschinensucher.de. In a very short time, the platform has established itself as a source for machines of all kinds - despite its extravagant colouring. Who in heaven's name would choose yellow? The sources remain silent.



The international subsidiary Machineseeker.com goes online. Dealers and prospective buyers all over the world now benefit from the online marketplace.



The legal form of the company changes to a limited liability company (GmbH). Thorsten moves into new premises at Queen Elisabeth colliery in Essen-Frillendorf.



After ten years as a lone fighter, Thorsten hires his first employee.



Meanwhile the portal is frequented by 20,000 visitors daily, who generate a total volume of 25,000 sales-inquiries and advertisements monthly.




Additional, valuable employees are recruited to make Machineseeker even better. The online marketplace is now a leader in the field of stationary used machinery.



Move to our beautiful modern office on Kronprinzenstraße near Essen Central Station. The premises offer enough space for creative ideas and even more competent employees.



The app has been available for Apple and Android smartphones since September 2016. Inquiries can be sent directly to dealers as a push message. Business can thus be initiated even faster. With great success, Maschinensucher focuses on expansion into neighboring countries.




For the first time, the monthly number of visitors exceeds one million. The office on Kronprinzenstraße is extended by one floor. Meanwhile more than 20 employees work for the company. Sven Schmidt is appointed as additional managing director.



The takeover of the Polish marketplace maszynyuzywane.pl strengthens our position as the international market leader. The first edition of the Machineseeker classifieds, the print magazine for woodworking machines, is released. Machineseeker.com becomes prime sponsor of the Darts World Championships on TV channel Sport1.



Machineseeker becomes shirt sponsor of the wolds No. 1 in darts, Michael van Gerwen. With Truckscout24, the Machineseeker Group now also operates the leading marketplace for commercial vehicles.



The company has grown to over 40 employees - and there is still no end in sight. A fourth floor will be added in April so that the company can continue to expand.