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What are the advantages of used pallet racking?

While pallet racking is a requirement in almost all warehouses, it can be expensive to install and can tie up capital. Racking does however play a pivotal, functional role in the storing and transportation of goods. So, whether they like it or not, companies must spend money on these storage products. However, would they be better off buying second-hand? Here, we take a look at the many advantages of buying used equipment for warehouses.
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Are there advantages to used pallet racking?
Although the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) isn’t allowed to promote the sale of second-hand equipment, there are significant advantages to buying used products. This includes a cheaper purchase price, with a general saving of up to 50{606b15cb8282e5ec3580d0e72c193589ece6551be175750a8e347f0d91362e12} in some cases. Secondly, recycling is obviously very good for the environment. Some might even argue that used storage equipment is more reliable than new products, as it has stood the test of time and is still performing as it should. Much like a candidate with relevant job experience, second-hand equipment has a proven track record in a similar working environment. Finally, since used equipment is alread
y manufactured and ready to go, the delivery time can be much shorter than purchasing through a manufacturer.
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Where to find pallet racking?

With hundreds of companies selling new and used racking across the UK, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Also, the absence of storage experts in warehouses means that businesses usually rely on the advice they find online. If you’ve been tasked with this job, check out these top tips before you begin your search:
Rack Zone is a warehouse storage specialist based in Dublin, Ireland, offering both new and used products to businesses nationwide. See their website here: Experts recommend talking to at least two suppliers, supplying both old and new equipment, to be sure that you are are getting a good deal from the transaction.
How the manufacturer defines the quality of a used product

Whether racking is new or old, the quality of the item is likely to be down to the manufacturer and their reputation. For instance, any damaged or sub-standard equipment should be removed from sale immediately and, if it isn’t, then a genuine retailer should be quick to rectify the issue.