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Company Profile


R-1 Source, Inc. (now dba World Equipment Source) was started over 20 years ago by Tom M. Rone as a local venture seeking to provide used equipment to electronics manufacturing companies. Since then, WES has grown into a multi-million dollar company with clients in every major market.

Products and Services

WES provides a broad range of products and services to companies within the electronics manufacturing industry. Specifically, WES: sells used SMT equipment to companies seeking to minimize expenditures; buys used SMT equipment from companies seeking to recover their investments in excess assets; buys entire production lines and facilities from companies seeking to downsize or cease operations; provides valuation services to companies seeking to better control their assets; and provides auction services to companies seeking to quickly recover their investments. Besides dealing in used SMT equipment, WES also provides the above products and services for used insertion equipment, used soldering and rework equipment, used factory automation equipment, used microscopes, used machine tools, and used test and measurement equipment. WES can provide dock to door delivery and has successfully exported goods—including used test and measurement equipment—to most major world markets, including Europe, India, China, South America, and South Korea. WES also has a long history of providing rigging services for capital equipment—such as large SMD placement systems. Please contact us via email or by phone (858.693.1991) if you have any questions about our products and services.

Company Staff to Contact

Please feel free to contact:
Tom M. Rone (CEO, founder) for sales, services, and to sell your assets
Kirstin Rone for accounts receivable and accounts payable
Amy English for operations and feeder sales
Ryan White XTECH Auctions and eBay sales