One of the most common misconceptions about buying remanufactured conveyor equipment is that you are buying product of inferior quality. You see this trend in other industries, when comparing the cost-saving measures of buying pre-owned conveyor system components to the peace of mind of buying new.
The people selling you the new material handling equipment are perfectly happy to have it this way. It gives them a leg up that they haven’t earned.
There are many industries where the same confidence can be had with buying pre-owned conveyor equipment that you’ll get buying new. However, there are a few where buying used is preferential to buying new.
After all, a new car will lose roughly 10% of its value the moment you drive it off the lot.
Is your business in a situation to afford a 10% value loss on buying new conveyor equipment or industrial shelving? Is it in a position to take a 50% value loss? And how about the time it takes the warehouse to manufacture completely new pallet rack storage or conveyor equipment?
Give used material handling equipment some thought before buying new.