Understanding Used Material Handling Assets II
One Midwest company got started in the late 1980’s when a facilities manager for a major grocery chain got involved in acquiring storage materials for a major warehouse relocation and build-out. It was a revealing learning experience that helped found this family legacy business. What started as process of negotiations for the needs of one single business morphed into a used equipment reseller with a national footprint.
Acquiring and brokering USED material storage equipment can save end-users incredible amounts in capital costs. Likewise, knowing how to bid and negotiate can provide a sustainable business margin for companies who have the acumen to acquire and resell efficiently and effectively.
Today, when businesses of all kinds are involved in warehouse center upgrades or distribution hub relocations, used pallet racking systems can provide substantial price advantages when compared new equipment. Sometimes the only visible difference can be nicks in the painted surfaces or scuffs from shipping or tear-downs. Reputable re-sellers of quality used systems offer top quality and fully functioning systems that can be flexibly reconfigured to ideally match situational needs. Companies like these offer national networks of acquisition and distribution and are sure to have access to literally thousands of sizes and racking combinations.
Quality, selection and savings can all be available from dealers in the used material handling systems industry. Just like the example from “Pickers” – The seller is able to monetize multiple assets that have sometimes been left for dead; and, the end user is able to outfit storage and handling facilities for literally pennies on the dollar.
The good companies can make the process look easy. However, many assets that are a part of a bulk purchases never make it through to another end user. Due to material obsolescence, changing industry needs and escalating shipping and repurposing costs – many assets that are part of a bulk acquisition get sold for scrap on site. A true financial loss to the reclaiming company – but, all part of the costs of doing business.