Short Term Hire in focus on Warehouse Equipment

With the rise of online shopping continuing to gather pace, warehouses are becoming increasingly important resources for many businesses.

Achieving and maintaining an efficient warehouse can be hard work, especially as they are usually busy environments with lots of moving parts. However, short-term hire could bring benefits to your warehouse facility.

Demand can increase significantly at any time and at short notice. The Coronavirus pandemic and other circumstances have shown how quickly this can happen. Online shopping is already normal for many people and businesses, but as demand peaks during the busiest periods, warehouses and distribution centres must deal with the bigger workload.

This situation can cause difficulties for companies who aren’t flexible in their approach. If staff can’t process orders quickly enough due to equipment shortages, this will lead to inevitable delays and missed deadlines for customers. However, businesses can lower this risk by hiring additional equipment to manage the increased demand.

Hiring equipment also means you can avoid spending a large amount of money on buying a machine that would only be used for short periods.

Short-term hire is often much more affordable than purchasing equipment outright. This can free up money for other areas of your business and ensure greater financial flexibility in the long term. Briggs Equipment have very competitive hire rates and many seasonal offers. We can provide the warehouse equipment you need, when you need it, which will help you manage your cashflow.

We provide warehouse equipment from trusted manufacturers. Whether it’s pallet trucks, pallet stackers, reach trucks, very narrow aisle (VNA) machines, forklifts or access equipment, we have the solutions to meet your requirements.

Each piece of equipment goes through a robust maintenance and inspection programme before it leaves our depot to ensure compliance with all current safety standards. When you hire from Briggs Equipment, you will receive safe, quality and reliable products backed up by a nationwide network of engineers and short-term hire specialists.

Briggs Equipment have a dedicated team of hire specialists, and our Head of Short Term Hire, Steve Fogg provides his thoughts on the benefits warehouses can experience by hiring:

“Warehouses are unique environments that are prone to spikes in demand and activity. Therefore, businesses should always be on the lookout for opportunities to supplement their existing fleet of core machines with high-quality short-term hire equipment. Our hire business allows for greater flexibility and the ability to access a wider variety of specisalist equipment. Whether it’s VNA machines, access equipment or pallet stackers that you require, hiring provides a much greater choice and allows your business to become more responsive and agile to industry demands.”

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