Every good warehouse needs a pallet racking system that measures up. Pallet racking is one of the most important aspects of your warehouse, and if you get it wrong, you could hinder your business’ growth and progress – and even cause an accident or an injury.
Naturally, when it comes to finding a new pallet racking solution, you’ll be keeping an eye on the budget. Buying a brand new, custom-made system can be very expensive, especially if you’re going for top-of-the-range equipment.
Luckily, for businesses that are trying to live within their means, there’s an alternative. Why not buy a used racking system? There are a multitude of benefits, and you won’t be compromising on quality or performance. Let’s take a look at the advantages of buying a second-hand pallet racking system.
It’s better value for money
Obviously, the biggest benefit of choosing a used or second-hand pallet racking system is that it’ll cost far less than investing in a brand new system. This means you’ll be able to give your warehouse a total overhaul without breaking the bank! At a time when many businesses are tightening the purse strings and keeping a strict eye on their equipment budgets, a second-hand system could be a lifeline for a business in desperate need of a revamp.
Delivery will be far quicker
If you’re buying a brand new system, it’s highly likely that the process will take quite a long time. It’ll need to be designed, custom-built and then installed, and that can take weeks, or even months, depending on the supplier you choose. That’s fine for businesses who aren’t in a rush, but for many companies out there, time is money – and they can’t afford to waste either. If you need an improved solution fast, a second-hand option is a great choice. The systems will already be constructed, it’s just a matter of getting them into your warehouse at a time that suits your business.
It’s more environmentally-friendly
We live in an era where it pays to have eco-friendly policies within the workplace. Consumers respond to this type of ethical commitment, and you’ll pay less in taxes like the Climate Change Levy. So it’s always important to bear in mind the environmental effects of any new purchases. Buying a second-hand system is effectively recycling – you’re breathing new life into an existing system rather than commissioning a brand new one (which would certainly produce plenty of emissions). We know that not all businesses can commit to environmentally-friendly policies, but for those who are making it their priority, second-hand racking is the natural choice.
The VPM Racking solution
Here at VPM Racking, we can help you find the second-hand racking solution that’s right for your business. We understand the many benefits of buying used racking, and with our extensive stock, we can help put together a solution within your budget. Our team also offers layout design and installation – so from beginning to end, we can help with all of your racking needs. Get in touch to find out more.