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.
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
“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”
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the remaining outdated inventory by the auctioneer.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.
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
Visit http://www.warehousewholesaler.com and see if you can save on
purchasing material handling equipment for your company’s requirements.