As economies grow and cash flows pick up, many businesses turn their attention to upgrading supply chain operations and equipment.
And the good news is, if that involves investing in a greater number of lift trucks, the choices have never been better.
A Yale ‘Approved Used’ forklift truck can deliver a higher rate of reliability and better value for money than some of the lower priced new trucks on the market.
David McIntyre, Business Services Manager at Yale Europe Materials Handling, says operations managers should be looking at the approved used market as a first choice investment when considering their options, rather than as second best.
David said: “The typical used forklift user has changed in recent years.
“Historically the biggest users of used machines were small to medium sized companies keen to increase or upgrade their fleets within a set budget. They were customers looking for a quality and reliable used product for low to medium usage applications.
“But financial considerations are not always the most important driver, and many large organisations now choose to invest in Approved Used equipment if their application warrants it.
“Customers are now very open minded about buying used equipment, with a growing number of companies happy to order a mixed fleet of new and used products.”
Key to buying approved used, added David, is the reassurance afforded by a reputable name like Yale.
“Yale Approved Used units provide the reassurance of the full backing of a major forklift manufacturer with a proven track record in after-sales care and customer service that some of the recent low-level entrants to the forklift market simply cannot match.
“A good quality used forklift truck that has been fully refurbished to the relevant Yale Approved Used standards can therefore represent far better value than certain new models on the market.
“Typically the running and operating costs of a Yale Approved Used unit will be similar to a new model which means that our Approved Used units will give many additional years of productive and cost-effective service.”
The Approved-Used programme is available across Europe.