Established in 1964, Westbrook Engineering is a 3rd generation family owned business with over 50 years of experience in buying and selling used industrial machinery.

While Westbrook buys and sells almost any type of metalworking and plastics machine, our emphasis is on fabrication including saws of all types, shears, press brakes, cnc folders, rolls, lasers, waterjets, presses, cnc punches and plasmas.

Knowledgeable Staff

Our sales staff is applications driven and has extensive knowledge in the industry.  We will partner with you to determine the machine that best suits your needs.  Put our experience and knowledge to work for you.  

Many of our machines are offered with multi-tiered pricing allowing you to choose a price that best fits your budget.  Options include buying the machine:  As-Is/As Inspected, Refurbished, or Refurbished and Painted.

We are also proud members of the MDNA and offer a 30-day return privilege on most of the machines we sell.

Our Capabilities

With over 35,000 square feet of warehouse, Westbrook has a large inventory of refurbished machinery available for live demonstrations on a moment's notice.  If you prefer not to travel we can make an appointment for a live webcam demo or provide a YouTube video.  

All of our inventoried machines are put through an in-depth multi-point inspection and are properly repaired by our extensively trained service personnel. 

Auctions & Liquidations

With over 50 years in the machinery industry, Westbrook has the knowledge and expertise to turn your surplus and idle assets into cash quickly and painlessly. Our experience combined with our integrity and professionalism ensures our clients realize maximum value for their surplus assets.

Our highly successful programs include appraisal services, auctions, plant liquidations, consignment sales and more. We specialize in: Industrial Machinery, Metalworking & Machine Tools, CNC Machines and Sheet Metal & Fabrication Equipment.

Our history

Al Szarek
Westbrook Engineering

In the early 1960’s a young 36 year old entrepreneur with a wife and 3 young children decided to take a chance. Our Dad, Al Szarek with a degree from the University of Detroit in electrical engineering had honed his selling skills selling a new technology to replace vacuum tubes called "transistors". After a few years of selling transistors for Pacific Semi-Conductors and then National Semi-conductors, he made a career change.  He joined a company by the name of Last Word Sales in Detroit who sold circular metal cutting saws.  Last Word Sales imported unique German sawing solutions built by Eisele. There were 2 types of circular saws: high speed friction saws or 'hot' saws and low rpm “cold” saws that “milled” its way through steel and left very little burr. 

After selling these machines for a few of years, one day he said, “I can do this on my own” and decided to start his own business.  So in 1964he resigned from Last Word Sales and he set up a small office down the basement of his house on Westbrook street in Warren-thus was born “Westbrook Engineering Company”.  He then went looking for lines of machinery he could sell in the fabricating industry.  He found a German iron worker by the name of Mubea, a shear and press brake line built by Hydra-Tool Corporation (HTC) out of Topeka, Kansas and a German cold saw and friction saw line built by Trennjaeger and imported by Production Machinery in Baltimore.  In those days Dad said he could sell a ¼" x 10' HTC shear for $10,000 and with the commission of $1,500, he could pay the bills for a month! Talk about low overhead.  That’s one benefit of working out of your basement!

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