All About Us...

About us

Created by David Andrew in 2009, Machine Tool Sales Online, an online resource designed explicitly for companies and organisations (including Schools and Colleges) to buy and sell capital equipment quickly…easily and safely.

Since being established, MTSO’s customer base has grown exponentially and is today recognised by the Industry (as well as its growing number of customers) as being the first choice for quality new and used machine tools and equipment.

Origins and development

MTSO was set up originally, in partnership with one of the UK’s largest finance companies, to help it dispose of ‘no longer required’ stock.

Now, part of The Vigilance Group, MTSO continues to provide fair market valuation services for its selling customers, and competitively-priced machines and equipment (as well as fast and trouble-free delivery, installation, training (if required), servicing and wear and replacement parts provision), for its buying customers.

MTSO is a family-owned business headed up by Managing Director, David Andrew (30 years experience in the Industry and previous Sales & Marketing Director at Hardinge Machine Tools UK); Financial Director, Lisa Andrew (27 years experience in the Industry), and Commercial Director, Matt Andrew (10 years experience in the Industry). The company employs 8 members of staff (including specialist technical and servicing personnel), who operate out of The Vigilance Groups’ large capacity site in Fishponds Bristol.

In 2012 MTSO expanded its operations and remit by becoming the UK stocking distributor of MACH Machine Tools Ltd. As a result, MTSO, through its relationships with MMT, can provide component manufacturers, Schools and Colleges with high-quality, high-performance manual milling machines, lathes, grinding machines, drills, bandsaws and a range of proven workshop equipment. The MACH range of high quality, industry “best quality” products has proven so popular with its end users, they have requested “more of the same” in terms of quality, support and value for a range of CNC lathes and Machine Centres. Calling on their past relationships, David & Matt have sourced and are about to launch, a new range of high quality, high performance 3, 4 & 5 Axis vertical machining centres, and a range of 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Axis CNC lathes, all under the MACH banner. MACH Machine Tools, also based in Bristol, will provide the technical back up, service support, training and showroom facilities required for the range. This new venture will give MTSO customers the option of a one stop shop…new, used, part exchange, service & spares all conducted in a warm and friendly environment. No one else is doing that on this scale.


Integrity, transparency and openness all characterise MTSO’s way of doing business. Although the company’s core business is buying and selling machinery and equipment, MTSO is very much a ‘service-led’ organisation.

“We do exactly what we say we’ll do” encapsulates MTSO’s no-nonsense business approach. This philosophy combined with the company’s willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for its buying and selling customers differentiates MTSO from other used machine and equipment dealers in the market.

Here's what our customers say about us...

“Dear David, We want you to know that we are very pleased with the quality of service your company provides. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come.” Paul Freeman - Commercial Director CK Industrial Engineers

“PK Engineering Ltd have been dealing with Machine Tool Sales Online & The Vigilance Group for a good number of years & have found them very professional & honest. We have always had good advice from them & they are always very easy to deal with. It has been good to see them grow over the years & keep their very strong customer service ethics intact.” Paul Kelly - Managing Director PK Engineering Ltd

“Central College Nottingham were considering a substantial investment in new machine tools, we invited a number of machine tool companies to tender for the contract. Some companies merely responded with a price, but with MACH Machine Tools UK agent, Machine Tool Sales Online, it was a different story. They invited us to visit them on their stand at the MACH 2016 Show and followed that up with a visit to us to discuss our requirements in more detail. MTSO’s proactivity, coupled with MACH’s good quality and competitively-priced machines, in addition to a quick delivery, installation and commissioning package made our decision a simple one. The machines now installed at Central College Nottingham include eight MACH VS-1 turret-type milling machines, 4 MACH drilling machines, a MACH surface grinder and 2 MACH belt linishers. We are delighted with our MACH machines, they look the part and they do the business too, so much so that we have branded the workshop “The MACH Workshop”. Highly recommend!” Daniel Wheatley - Main Grade Lecturer, Central College Nottingham

“We have purchased numerous machine tools from Machine Tool Sales Online over the years, both new and used. We have found them to be very knowledgeable and professional in their approach. When we need some advice and support, we have always been given fast and reliable assistance by helpful staff.” Steve Welch - Senior Lecturer Engineering, Neath & Port Talbot College Group.