Equip your company for tougher times: Keep the products in good condition
It’s always wise to review your spending and take care of your belongings – but in times of financial uncertainty, it can be extra important. Here, Jan Bengtsson, product development engineer at AJ Produkter, gives his best tips to make work furniture last longer, reduce purchasing costs – and save the environment.
Extending the life of furnishings and equipment can be a way for your business to save money. At the same time, you avoid poorly functioning products that can cause irritation and increase the risk of accidents.
– Another advantage is that you can lower your climate footprint and contribute to a better environment, says Jan Bengtsson.
Here are five tips that will extend the life of your products
1. The right product in the right place
Make sure you have chosen the right product for the right application before making an investment. If you buy the wrong product, it can affect both service life and safety. It is not good to use a product that is made for another purpose.
2. Don’t forget to read the manual
If you have purchased a product to be assembled, it is important to read the entire user manual. Take your time and install it correctly. Tighten screws and double check that everything matches the instructions. If you have not assembled it correctly, it may lead to accidents or unnecessary wear and tear, or the product may break.
3. Care and maintenance
It is important that the products are adapted to the environment in which they are intended to be used and are taken care of according to those conditions. Be careful with the equipment and make sure to carry out care and maintenance at regular intervals. Also make sure that your employees have received good information and training on how to use the products, and that the user manuals are available at the workplace.
4. Repair your products
Repair any defects as soon as possible so that they do not get worse. If you have the knowledge, you can do it yourself, or have an authorized company handle it. Otherwise, if you are unlucky, the entire equipment may break. It’s a costly lesson, but it can also slow down everyday work.
5. Buy only quality equipment and spare parts
Remember to buy only quality equipment and spare parts. It will pay off in the long run. Quality lasts over time and benefits both employees and the company. Good products are also safer to use – and reduce the risk of accidents.
– If you no longer want to use the equipment, you can, for example, donate it to charity. Then someone else benefits from it. It is good from several points of view, says Jan Bengtsson, product development engineer at AJ Produkter.
The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with AJ Produkter and not an article by Dagens industri