The Finnish Alma Media Interactive Oy has signed a license agreement
for Mascus, the European online marketplace for used machinery and
transportation vehicles, with the Austrian company Teleport to open offices in
Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Mascus, the European electronic marketplace for used heavy machinery
and transportation vehicles continues to fortify its market position. Currently,
the marketplace has customers from 33 countries and each month it is visited by
more than a quarter of million buyers and sellers. "Mascus's success lies in
its board variety of used
equipment. The website is available in 25 languages and we are
constantly expanding, aiming to become the first truly Pan-European marketplace
serving as well as local and cross border trade buyers and sellers." says
the company Managing Director, Fredrik Larsson.
The First Truly Pan-European Marketplace with Multi Local
Mascus's number of offices across Europe will increased by
three. The recently signed license agreement with the Austrian company Teleport
attends opening offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. So far Mascus has
ninety German, Austrian and Swiss dealers using its services predominantly as
export channel to the Nordic countries, UK, Central and Southeastern Europe and
Russia, where Mascus is well-known by buyers and sellers trading locally and
importing second-hand machines and trucks from Western Europe.
More Possibilities for German, Austrian and Swiss
"Many of our German, Austrian and Swiss customers will
benefit that Mascus will be more oriented towards buyers of used machines and
trucks in German-speaking countries. Opening our offices in these countries is
an important step towards providing them with possibilities to sell their used
equipment and trucks to local buyers, while strengthening the export channels
from the region" adds Jan Bechstain, Sales Manager for Germany, Austria,
Teleport will have the right to use Mascus trademark and platform and
will be responsible for the sales and marketing. "When we decided to sign a
cooperation agreement with Alma Media Interactive Oy, the owner of Mascus, we
highly appreciated Mascus's quality as a European-wide marketplace with local
and international reach. By combining Mascus with our customer portals in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland we will provide dealers from the region with
more opportunities to sell machines to construction, transportation, logistic
and forestry companies and farmers from German speaking countries. We will
promote Mascus on major local industrial magazines, fairs, events, Internet
portals, and the German Google." said Markus Raith from Teleport.
From now on German, Austrian and Swiss dealers will have own Mascus
versions in own language with extra services; www.mascus.de, www.mascus.at and www.mascus.ch, where machines from whole Europe
are found. Sellers will have a possibility not only to trade outside the region
but within their own country too and for the same price their machines will be
visible on many of Teleport's classified portals such as quoka.de, quoka.at,
quoka.ch and laendleauto.at.
Markus Raith - Geschäftsführer, +43 (5572) 501
Fredrik Larsson, Director, +46 (70) 305 1140,
Bechstain, Sales Manager, tel. +49 (0) 69 2547 2550,
Mascus – (www.mascus.co.uk) is an electronic
marketplace for used machinery, equipment and trucks. Mascus makes trading in
used machines and trucks quicker and more efficient by collecting in one place
information about the supply and the demand. All dealers, producers and end
users are welcome to offer their used machines and trucks for sale via the
The Teleport Consulting & Systemmanagement
GmbH was established in 1995 as a 100% subsidiary company of the Vorarlberger
Medienhaus. Within only 10 years, the company turned out to be the leading
regional provider for information and communication technology in Vorarlberg.
The product line-up ranges from internet connections with the trade name
„highspeed Internet“, telephone-products from „1036hallo!“ to voice-over IP
telephony or application software for publishing houses. The Teleport Consulting
runs several successful regional online-portals like „Vorarlberg Online“ (www.vol.at), „laendleimmo.at“ or „partypeople.at“.
With „Vienna Online“ Teleport pursues a news-portal in Vienna and since October
2007 with „Salzburg24“ a brand in the city of Salzburg. Part of the Vorarlberger
Medienhaus is also one of the leading classified portals in the German speaking
classified portals www.quoka.de.
The company employs in Vorarlberg 100 staff members and generated in the year
of 2006 a total turnover of 13 million euro.