Whether new or used, boltless shelving is not a storage option that is intended solely for use in a warehouse. Storing items in an orderly manner that allows them to be quickly and easily identified and accessed when required can be equally as effective in improving the operational efficiency of a busy retail store, a cold-storage facility, an office, or even a library. Where the possibility arises, it is also the type of product that one can safely purchase second-hand if the company budget happens to be limited, or just to save money.
While this type of installation is certainly not the only storage and display option in common use, the purchase of both new and used boltless shelving offers a high-density storage system that is versatile, durable, easy to install, and exceptionally cost-effective, while allowing access to stored items from all sides. Not only can purchasing a pre-owned storage system save some cash, given that a DIY installation will require no more than an hour or two and a rubber mallet, but purchasers also have the option to avoid the cost of employing a professional installer.
“Voetstoots”, “caveat emptor” and “you get what you pay for” are phrases that often cross one’s mind when planning to purchase a pre-owned home or a second-hand vehicle. These terms suggest that it might be a good idea to examine the small print in the sales contract in more detail. In the case of used boltless shelving, however, such warnings are most unlikely to present cause for concern. These products are extremely tough and have no moving parts or components that could malfunction. A simple visual inspection should, therefore, be quite enough to spot any signs of superficial wear and to determine if these can be rectified. Generally, though, a reputable supplier will offer only items that meet the recommended safety and performance standards and are free of obvious wear and tear. Very often, used items will have been previously manufactured and sold as new by the same supplier, then traded in later, when the purchaser’s requirements changed.
New or used, why choose boltless shelving anyway? Apart from being extremely durable, quick, and simple to install and providing all-around access, this is a very flexible storage option. The space between shelves can be easily adjusted to accommodate items of various sizes and are decked with chipboard, plywood, or steel to support heavy loads. Decking is supplied in various lengths to accommodate both narrow and wide loads. For wider and heavier loads, the decking can be reinforced with double-rivet Z beams. Also, when it is supplied with double-rivet angle beams, it is possible to support shelves on all four sides. How’s that for flexibility?
As is true of most products, some manufacturers are simply better at producing them than others, and a top-quality, world-class product will invariably outperform and outlast those of its competitors. When considering the purchase of used boltless shelving, and other second-hand storage solution such as lockers, cabinets, and mezzanine floors, South Africans are now turning to Use Storage Equipment, where quality and customer satisfaction are the products of more than 60 years of experience in the industry.