When it comes to selecting industrial equipment, newer isn’t always better. Refurbished equipment is often perfectly functional and offers a variety of benefits for your business, such as:
The immediate benefit of refurbished equipment is that it is significantly cheaper than new but otherwise identical items. The mere act of refurbishing a device automatically lowers its retail price, regardless of why the manufacturer had to refurbish it. You are likely to save at least 10 percent, and possibly as much as 50 percent, on your equipment purchases.
A lower price, of course, does not necessarily mean that a piece of equipment is worth buying. Cheap equipment that has not been properly inspected may contain flaws, causing production problems that cost far more money than your savings from the purchase. Refurbished devices, however, receive more rigorous testing than new ones. Regardless of what was wrong with the product, manufacturers must carefully inspect it before putting it back on the market and are more likely to catch and eliminate problems. You will then end up getting a higher-quality product for a lower price.
Aging Equipment Enhancements
Industry changes fast, and once-commonplace equipment quickly becomes rare as new devices arise to replace it. If your company uses old-fashioned equipment that you still find cost-effective, it may be difficult to find the necessary parts to repair and maintain that equipment. Refurbished products tend to be older, letting you find what you need to keep old equipment working at full capacity.
When you buy refurbished equipment, you are ensuring that a perfectly functional device does not end up in a landfill. You are also not demanding that additional energy and resources be spent on manufacturing a new device. Not only is this the right thing to do, but the more sustainable your business is, the more customers will want to buy from you.