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Our Founders

Bringing together a combined four decades of unparalleled used heavy equipment and programming experience, Michael Rohmeder and Philipp Knobel have joined forces to launch Equippo: global equipment deals, made easy.

Michael Rohmeder
Equippo Founder and CEO

Philipp Knobel
Equippo Founder and CTO

About Us

Equippo was founded on the belief that buying heavy equipment on the global market can and should be simple. We bring together select manufacturers, dealers, leasing companies and other trusted sellers of heavy equipment with buyers from all over the world, including markets like South America and Poland.

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Equippo’s dedicated team is as international as its mission; buyers and sellers can speak with salespeople in more than nine languages.

We are very proud of our most important and unique technological innovation - the Equippo final price calculation engine makes it even easier to deal internationally: tariffs, transport and logistics specific to your region are already included in the price displayed.

Let our extensive technical and equipment industry experience help you find and buy exactly what your fleet is missing.

Equippo. Global Deals Made Easy

Our Mission

Everything we do at Equippo revolves around YOU. Our mission is to make global equipment sales extremely easy. We aim to provide an excellent and personal customer experience and to create the most intuitive and user-friendly online equipment marketplace in the world. We link buyers in export markets to sellers around the world and manage the complete process for customers, including inspections, valuations, documents, shipments and even customs.

Our Values

Our values are simple, our ideas are big.

The core pillars of our values are trust, transparency, reliability and honesty. We strive to be a creativity and respect-driven company that takes our responsibility to customer seriously. You’ll plainly see our values manifested in everything we do. From working only with established and verifiably trustworthy sellers, to our transparent and open sales process, you’ll come to see just how much we believe in our ideals.


For press and information inquiries, please contact:

press (at) equippo.com

Our Investors

Sumitomo Corporation (“SC”) is a leading Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company with 132 locations (Japan: 22, Overseas: 110) in 66 countries and regions. The entire SC Group consists of more than 900 companies. SC conducts commodity transactions in all industries utilizing worldwide networks, provides related customers with various financing, serves as an organizer and a coordinator for various projects, and invests in companies to promote greater growth potential. SC’s core business areas include Metal Products, Transportation and Construction Systems, Infrastructure, Media and Digital, Living Related and Real Estate, Mineral Resources, Energy, and Chemical and Electronics.

b-to-v Partners is one of Europe’s foremost networks for entrepreneurial investors, and recently launched its third start-up investment fund of 63 Million Euro. With offices in St. Gallen, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany, b-to-v unites longstanding venture capital expertise and a strong network of business angels. Founded in 2000, b-to-v is known for investments in Facebook, Blacklane and other start-ups.

Venture Incubator AG is a Swiss venture capital firm which invests in innovative technology, IT, and biotech businesses. VI was founded jointly by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and multi-national consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The firm’s shareholders consist of 10 Swiss “bluechip” multinationals supporting start-up innovation in Switzerland. VI was one of the early investors in Hybris Software, which sold to SAP in 2013 at an estimated 1.5 Billion USD.

These companies have invested in Equippo as VI shareholders: