The Smart Manufacturing Alliance and equipal®️ form a strategic partnership to offer equipment manufacturers a leasing marketplace to drive sales growth.

The Smart Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) and equipal®️ are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at assisting manufacturing businesses with an online platform for equipment sourcing, financing and management.

The partnership is driven by a shared commitment to support the manufacturing industry with clarity, convenience, and real-time, customer-led asset finance.equipal’s proprietary tech and innovative finance structure brings growing businesses closer to manufacturers over the equipment lifecycle. Solutions are accessed through a digital marketplace, bringing vendors and competitive funding (from 7.5% APR) direct to the Customer. This unique approach simplifies and speeds up the buying and financing of equipment with asset finance secured in hours.

Eamonn McMahon, Founder and MD of equipal said “We are delighted to partner with the SMA to bring our solutions to the manufacturing world.  Industry 4.0 is driving manufacturers to innovate and digitise systems and process.  Our platform blends seamlessly into purchasing and supply chains, simplifying all aspects of equipment purchase, finance and management”.

Tom Hennessy, Chief Executive of the SMA said “Traditionally the purchase of equipment, along with finance is an area of any business which is complicated by difficult processes, contracts and legacy systems.  By combining the customer, supplier and finance providers in one real-time digital portal, manufacturers will benefit from significant timesaving and preferential finance ratesTo find out more about equipal click here