Many major distribution center operators around the country continue to refine their operations. This fast growing trend has created large lots of used quality warehouse equipment and used material handling equipment that is resold.

PRLog (Press Release) – US Based Distribution Center (DC) Operators are lowering costs improving their return on investment by restructuring DC networks.

Many major distribution center operators around the country continue to refine their operations by closing and consolidating distribution center operations. The key objectives are to lower over all operational costs and improve efficiency in order to increase the level of service to their customer base typically retail locations.

“This fast growing trend has created a steady stream of large lots of used quality warehouse equipment and used material handling equipment that is resold in the marketplace.”

This phenomenon has created a large demand for liquidating the old used material handling equipment in the operations that are being closed. In many cases, the used equipment is fully depreciated on the corporate books, but still has plenty of usable life. For large corporations these unusable assets are “found money” that can have a quick impact on quarterly earnings.

In some instances The DC operators when possible, will opt to relocate the equipment into the new operations. Frequently the engineering spec on the equipment will not work in the new locale or the physical specifications will not fit the new application.

Industry experts know that to try to rework or modify equipment to work in the new locale is usually costly and time consuming. Also during the transition of operations, companies need to have the old DC fully operational until the new DC is ready to “go live” and ramp up. This usually makes the case for the corporate decision to liquidate the material handling equipment in the old site being closed or consolidated.

Traditionally in the past, many large auction houses were contacted for “liquidations” of used equipment in the warehouses. The material handling equipment would be sold with the remaining outdated inventory by the auctioneer.

Today more and more DC operators are turning to material handling experts to liquidate their old used material handling warehouse equipment like: used pallet racks, used push back racks, used drive in racks, used carton flow, used picking systems and specialty pallet flow and conveyor systems, used sortation systems, forklifts and structural mezzanines. These material handling equipment experts are able to design, integrate, and install the used equipment in new applications in a close geographic range of 500 miles. This makes it possible for the used material handling equipment buyer to save a great deal of capital on a project with little or no risk to the Distribution Center operations.

This approach typically leads to much higher return in the “sell off” of the used material handling equipment and assets for the DC operator that is closing, moving or consolidating operations.

Then, much of the time, smaller mid size corporations ($20,000,000 to $500,000,000 in annual revenues) seek out the used material handling equipment industry wholesaler to save large amounts of capital when purchasing these niche items for their DC warehouse operations. The used warehouse equipment provider can still save the used material handling equipment buyer between 30% and 60% on a typical purchase, when contrasted to the purchase of the same new equipment.

Some of the used material handling equipment that is more easily specified in these used applications is: used pallet racks, used structural pallet racks, used teardrop pallet racks, used drive in pallet racks, used pallet flow pallet racks, used push back pallet racks, shelving, picking systems, carton flow, picking carts, used gravity conveyors, used belt conveyors, used accumulation conveyor, used palletizing, used shrink wrap equipment, used mezzanines and used forklifts.

Over 90,000 sq ft indoor used warehouse equipment including surplus inventory. Over 5 acres of used pallet racks, used structural racks, used drive in racks, used push back racks, cantelever racks, used conveyors and used forklifts.

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