AEK Packaging Expands Warehouse in Response to Used Packaging Equipment Demand

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Climate Controlled Storage Facility Stores & Showcases Equipment in a Clean, Safe Environment

You do not necessarily need to have the latest equipment …. You can function just as well, with tremendous savings to boot, by purchasing used equipment.

Chicago, IL – March 28, 2011 – In its continuing efforts to become the preferred choice in used packaging equipment suppliers worldwide, AEK Packaging has just doubled its climate controlled facilities in Bensenville, IL to more than 100,000 sq. ft. of showroom and storage space. The expansion allows the company to better showcase its diverse inventory, to merchandise the machinery in a manner that makes it easy for customers to inspect it, and to video record and photograph the equipment so that Internet buyers can see the equipment under power without needing to travel. It also enables AEK Packaging to increase its inventory of more than 125 categories of machinery that’s immediately available to ship, as well as expand the amount of spare parts and change parts that are associated with the machinery.    

When Power Home Biz recently outlined its money saving tips for the small business owner, topping the list was: Buy used or reconditioned equipment. The online magazine pointed out, “You do not necessarily need to have the latest equipment …. You can function just as well, with tremendous savings to boot, by purchasing used equipment.”

If AEK Packaging’s growth is any indication, that advice is sinking in. Indeed, as a provider of high-quality used packaging equipment, AEK has experienced record demand for its inventory. In response, the company has just doubled the size of its climate controlled warehouse facility to more than 100,000 square feet. This allows the equipment to be stored and showcased under optimal conditions.

As the small business publication cautions, “[When] buying used items – [they] do not necessarily come with guarantees. Hence, you need to do your homework well by knowing … what you are buying is still in tip-top shape.” Bargain used equipment that has not been well kept and maintained may not end up being a bargain at all. Exposure to extreme temperatures, humidity, and even dirt and dust can all take their toll on equipment.

“In spite of a still struggling economy, this expansion was born of necessity,” explains KC Christensen of AEK Packaging, a joint venture of Aaron Equipment. “There were three primary reasons behind the expansion. First was the physical increase in the amount of inventory that we now have to support or customer’s production needs. Secondly, our affiliation with Aaron Equipment Company and the great reputation they have has increased our asset management and consignment business. Finally--and the reason we are most proud of-- our customers enjoy working with our professional and knowledgeable staff so much that we have been receiving a tremendous amount of referrals.”

Business owners who would like to rest assured that they’re getting top-quality value while saving money on their packaging equipment needs can learn more about AEK Packaging and its expanded climate-controlled warehouse online at http://www.aekpack.com. Interested media may arrange a company interview by calling (630) 238-2660.
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