What we do 

We buy used machinery, make it good as new and find it a home.




Are you selling school equipment? Organising a workshop clearance? Looking for second hand lathes for sale? Get in touch 

Who we work with

We work with schools, colleges and design technology departments looking for an easy way to move on unused equipment. So far we have provided schools and colleges with over £500k extra funding.

We also do workshop clearances, estate clearances and one off purchases.

Want to sell your school’s old equipment? Don’t know what to do with your old machinery? Get in contact 

Our promise

We want to see second hand machines go to a good home. We’ve made it our aim to put top quality equipment back into usage, kitting out underfunded schools and amateur workshops. 

In the market for affordable second hand machinery? Enquire now 

What we work with 

Some of the machines we buy and sell:


  • Boxford 3656 series lathe 
  • Boxford X10 series lathe 

CNC machines 

  • Boxford CNC 
  • Denford CNC 

Vacuum formers 

  • CR Clarke vacuum forming 
  • Formech vacuum forming   

And many more

Got a question about a machine? Contact us 

Where did the name come from? 

Ostia was the largest trading port in ancient Rome. So what does that mean for machinery suppliers?

Well, think of us like the trading port for all second hand machinery. The machinery middle men.

Need to book a removal? Give us a call 

Where we are 

We’re based in Stockport, North West England. Our removal teams travel up and down the country.

Want to see our machines in real life? Visit us