The Benefits of Renting Refrigerated Storage Equipment
Refrigerated storage is necessary in a number of industries, including food and drink, pharmaceuticals, events and many more.
There are a number of benefits to renting refrigerated storage equipment rather than buying it outright. These include flexibility, costs, customisation and more.
Hiring refrigeration containers means you only pay for what you need. You can have the cooling equipment when you need it and have it taken away again when it’s no longer necessary. This way, the container will also no longer be taking up valuable space when it isn’t in use.
With rentals your costs for the cool storage are fixed so you know exactly how much you’ll pay for the period. You won’t have to pay maintenance or repair costs either, making it easier for you to budget.
Consider too that when you buy refrigeration equipment, the item will begin to depreciate (lose value) as soon as you buy it. With rentals, you’ll be able to upgrade when you need to and you won’t have lost any money.
As your business grows, will your refrigeration storage needs always stay the same? This seems unlikely. When you’re hiring equipment you have the flexibility to upgrade and swap as necessary to suit the needs of your business. This is far more difficult when you have invested large sums of money in buying equipment.
You have the option to rent equipment for very short periods or over the long-term.
Renting cold storage also stops you having to outsource these processes to an external company which can make you feel out of control of a key element of your business. Keeping this in-house through renting allows you to keep tight control on processes and quality standards, as well as to potentially save money.
What refrigeration containers can I hire?
There is a wide range of products you can hire to suit your industry and needs. Products include mini cool bars to 40-ft-square containers.
Specialist containers are also available to meet specific business needs, for example cool units are available with built-in meat hooks, as well as units with extra built-in security for the pharmaceuticals industry.
You also have a choice of whether to hire equipment which is situated inside your business premises or outside. Outdoor units are weather-proofed to prevent any damage from the elements.