When it comes to office technology, one option for businesses to consider is purchasing remanufactured equipment.
What remanufactured equipment is not
Remanufactured equipment is absolutely not the same as used equipment. When we think of “used”, we think of equipment that gets passed from one business to another. The business that receives the used equipment also inherits all the issues surrounding that equipment – broken or worn out parts, hard to find supplies, outdated software, etc. In most cases, no attempt to rectify these issues is made before the equipment changes hands and the receiving business is forced to address the issues.
What remanufactured equipment is
Remanufactured equipment has been dismantled, cleaned, updated and reintroduced into the marketplace by experts – more often than not by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) themselves.
Not every device gets accepted into the remanufacturing process. If a device is simply too worn, too damaged or too old, it will not be considered for remanufacture.
Throughout the entire remanufacturing process – the initial dismantling, part replacements, refinishing, software updating, testing and repackaging – the equipment is treated the same as brand new equipment. No remanufactured device is released from the remanufacturing facility until it meets many of the same specs that new equipment does. In fact, remanufactured equipment must meet additional ISO and UL certifications before leaving the factory.
Relying on remanufactured devices makes a much greater ecological contribution to your company than simply recycling:
One remanufactured device means numerous pounds of plastic and metal are kept out our local landfills.
One remanufactured device means fewer manufacturing and transportation toxins added to the air we breathe.
One remanufactured device means one more way for you to show your clients that you are serious about your ecological commitments.
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