March 22, 2021
When you mention rental, most people think of temporary solutions. And sure, we at Atlas Copco Rental are renowned for our emergency interventions! But sometimes it also makes good business sense to rent (part of) your base infrastructure, even over an extended period of time. Two recent steam projects clearly demonstrate the added value at both ends of the spectrum: on the one hand saving on the cost of downtime and on the other, boosting cashflow and agility. Whichever way you look at it, our service, equipment, and solutions add up to a healthier bottom line. With congrats to the Atlas Copco Rental team in Italy!
The exact same solution was proposed for another customer in central Italy – a manufacturer of rubber hoses for the oil and gas industry. And while the request was not as urgent, it was no less pivotal to their commercial success! For the steam boiler forms a critical component in their product treatment process. But before deciding on whether to buy or rent this key piece of equipment, they asked Atlas Copco to perform an analysis and calculate its total cost of usership. So they in turn could determine the tipping point. In the final analysis, our rental solution’s increased agility and efficiency coupled with the decreased liability and capital expenditure tipped the scales in favor of renting.
There are many factors to take into account when calculating the total cost of usership of any piece of equipment. Many people typically associate purchasing with increased control. But that is not necessarily the case. Renting lets you shift the responsibility and liability for the uptime of process-critical equipment while avoiding the cost and administration of managing and maintaining inventory. Not to mention the benefits in terms of peace of mind!
Coincidentally, both the above-mentioned requests were submitted to Atlas Copco online, via the atlascopco.com website. The result? One rapid emergency solution and one long-term solution, but both exceeding expectations in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, speed of installation, ease of use, and of course bottom line!