Centrex Services is today announcing the launch of its brokerage and disposal services, in response to the ever increasing number of companies prolonging the life of their technology assets.
As businesses stretch the life cycles of their hardware in an attempt to maintain profit margins, ‘asset-sweating’ is now the norm. A recent survey has substantiated this drastic move as the amount of businesses relying on hardware that is over five years old has doubled in the past two years .
The new division will provide a specialised service, supplying both complete units and parts, including many legacy lines, to ensure systems are maintained effectively. In addition to this, Centrex aims to utilise its own nationwide logistics infrastructure to offer a complete disposal service, enabling customers to use outgoing kit as collateral against the cost of new roll outs performed via Centrex’s established projects team.
Shane Watson, procurement and brokerage manager at service supply chain specialists Centrex Services, believes the key to managing this balancing act is sweating business assets to ensure systems are performing at optimum level, without the need to make huge investments in new technology.
"It’s clear the current economic climate is affecting how frequently businesses are refreshing their hardware, this is leading to an increase in residual values of equipment between three and seven years old." he says.
With Centrex having access to significant inventory of legacy product, Shane Watson believes Centrex Services’ brokerage service solves these issues by being able to supply quality product to ensure end user hardware solutions can be maintained effectively and for longer.
Shane continues "By offering businesses the right product to solve any hardware challenges, companies could realistically extend the life span of their current product solution and therefore maximise margin.
"The amount of money which can be saved by businesses extending product life cycles is clear."
Backed up by a global network of outlets for product and combined with its strategic disposal processes, as a company Centrex is committed to minimising product it sends to land fill, protecting clients data and potentially offering a return on surplus product.