Canton, MA (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
EquipNet, the world’s leading provider of surplus asset management sales and solutions, is launching a new tool to help small and large pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, and consumer processing and packaging companies stay ahead of their competition. The EquipNet Procurement Services Resource Center provides visitors with a wealth of practical information about how to save time and money through low-cost sourcing of capital equipment.
The new miccrosite includes free eBooks, case studies, a white paper and a video with specifics about the various equipment procurement options, including overseas suppliers, the second-hand market, and redeployment of idle assets: http://www.equipnet.com/procurement?utm_campaign=Procurement-Campaign-Press-Release&utm_source=Press%20Release
EquipNet’s Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Matt Smith, is thrilled about using the company’s website to change outdated perceptions of the second-hand equipment market. “The Procurement Services Resource Center is the first of many microsites designed to provide companies with the information they need to revolutionize the way they buy, sell, and manage their industrial assets,” says Smith. “It used to be that companies just called the manufacturers directly when they needed a piece of equipment and hoped for the best in terms of pricing and wait time. Procurement Services has changed all that.”
Redeployment of a company’s idle assets can completely eliminate the need for equipment purchases. Buying pre-owned equipment from other leading manufacturers can save a company 25% - 75% and dramatically decrease the lead time compared to buying it new, even when they are premium, unused items and late-model, well-maintained machinery. Expanding a search to OEMs beyond the US and Europe is another cost-saving option for many companies.
Low-cost sourcing can be challenging to companies that are not familiar with these non-traditional alternatives to direct purchases from the OEMs. Many companies don’t have time to explore the options when they need to purchase or replace a piece of equipment in order to stay in production. The Procurement Services Resource Center was created to remove a lot of the trepidation associated with purchasing equipment through these low-cost sourcing options. The site spells out all the options for procuring industrial assets--redeployment, overseas suppliers, buying from the second-hand market, and, of course, direct purchases of new equipment from OEMs—with eBooks and a white paper authored by the experts. These facts are supported by case studies that provide real-world examples with actual cost saving for major global manufacturers.
EquipNet is a leading provider of proactive asset management solutions and services to leading corporations in the biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer packaged goods industries, such as Merck, Novartis, Unilever and many others. EquipNet’s vision is to revolutionize the way companies manage their surplus assets by maximizing financial returns and minimizing the risks associated with idle capital assets. For more information, please visit: http://www.EquipNet.com.