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When running a warehouse, productivity and efficiency are two key areas we’re always looking for ways to improve. Your role gets a whole lot easier when you have the right equipment in place to keep your warehouse clean and meet your Work Health and Safety (WHS) obligations.
And when we start talking in numbers about those things, that’s when we can make our CFOs and accountants sit up and pay close attention to what we have to say.
If an upgrade to the way your warehouse floor gets cleaned is high on your agenda to improve the efficiency and productivity of your warehouse, we have all the support you need to build a solid business case your number crunchers will understand.
Whether you want to buy floor cleaning equipment outright or want to know the benefits of renting, we’ll step you through the benefits of each so you can decide which option is best for you and get the number crunchers nodding their heads as they read the business case you present.
Build your business case
There are financial implications your accountant or CFO will want you to consider before they decide on whether to approve a significant spend for floor cleaning equipment.
Number crunchers love certainty. A solid business case will give them that.
Calculate the ROI of your machine
Work out how long it currently takes to clean your warehouse floors with your existing equipment.
Calculate how long it could take with an upgrade to your machinery. Note the difference in hours and what that translates to in terms of dollars over a period of five years.
Visit our Calculating the ROI of your commercial cleaning equipment page or see the case study below for more detail.
Look for certainty
One of the biggest challenges for number crunchers is uncertainty. inaccurate costs, timings and overall risk.
Outright purchases currently come with generous tax savings. Buying from Conquest gives you a schedule for maintenance, onsite operator training, the reliability of a 4-year parts and labour warranty, and a generous 60-day money back guarantee.
These are all things your number cruncher needs to know to help them make an informed decision, preferably in your favour. Put these details in your business case.
Talk to our team to arrange a free site assessment to work out which machine will give you the most bang for your buck. We can help you work out your ROI once we know which machine will serve you best.
Using our Intelligent Solutions Program, we can help you work out the floor cleaning equipment that best suits your warehouse’s needs, whether you plan to buy or rent a machine.
Trading in existing equipment reduces your overall capex spending. That might please your number cruncher. Search online for what you could realistically expect for your trade-in. Or get in touch with us and we’ll tell you. Note the figure in your business case.
Renting a machine under a fixed-term rental agreement provides certainty for fixed monthly and annual costs.
Cover all bases
At Conquest, we offer exceptional reasons why you should buy or rent from us.
1. 100% satisfaction guaranteed
We offer exceptional customer service to make sure you’re completely satisfied with your Conquest commercial floor-cleaning solution.
2. 60-day money back guarantee
You can upgrade, swap out or get your investment back on your Conquest machine if it’s not performing to your expectation.
3. 4-year parts and labour warranty
We offer an industry-leading parts and labour warranty if you get your machine serviced as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
4. Fully flexible rentals without penalties
We offer a no risk, fully flexible rental program where you can upgrade, downgrade or return the machine within the fixed term and without penalty.
Take advantage of a generous COVID-19 tax break from the ATO
Even if you don’t think your company has the capex budget for such an expense, know that the Australian Government recently announced significant changes to the instant asset write-off scheme do help businesses and the economy during the COVID crisis.
The ATO has temporarily increased the instant asset write-off threshold to $150,000 (excluding GST or trade-ins) for each asset. This is up from its previous increase to $30,000.
The ATO has extended the scheme to larger businesses. If your company’s annual turnover is under $500 million, it’s eligible for the scheme.
To take full advantage of this generous tax break, you need to buy the asset before June 30, 2020.
Your CFO or accountant is probably already aware of the benefits of the scheme. But definitely include it in your business case. It will also add a sense of urgency to make a decision and buy the equipment before the end of this financial year.
Buying a refurbished machine
If the number crunchers are clinging tightly to their capex budget and don’t want to invest right now in a brand-new floor cleaning machine, then consider building a business case for buying a refurbished machine.
Refurbished floor cleaning equipment like sweepers and scrubbers cost only a fraction of what a new item costs. That might appeal to the number crunchers.
If you choose to buy a refurbished machine from us, you’ll get the Conquest guarantee that the machines:
- have been overhauled with fresh parts by our factory-trained technicians
- are tested and thoroughly inspected
- come with a full warranty
- have technical and spare parts support available.
As I’m sure you can imagine, our refurbished machines don’t last long.
Talk to our team today to find the right refurbished machine for your warehouse. We’ll help you build that business case.
Trading in your existing machine
Another great way to reduce your capex spend, and something your number crunchers will love, is to trade in your existing floor cleaning equipment .
The good news is that the instant asset write-off scheme’s $150,000 threshold doesn’t include trade-ins. (But that threshold only lasts until June 30.)
At Conquest, we offer generous trade-in deals. We don’t want to see older cleaning equipment headed for landfill, so we’re committed to giving these still useful assets an overhaul to extend their life. It’ll save you the hassle of disposing of an ageing asset while meeting your company’s sustainability goals.
While you might get more money if you sell your equipment privately, if you trade it in, you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle, time and interruptions to your day.
Talk to our team about trading in your cleaning machine.
The ROI of the right warehouse floor cleaning equipment
Consider a 20,000m2 warehouse that needs to be cleaned daily, 7 days per week.
If their ride-on floor sweeper has a sweep path of 780mm and a maximum speed of 7km per hour, it will take 25 hours per week to clean this warehouse.
But by investing an extra $20,000 in a larger sweeper that has a sweep path of 1000mm and a maximum speed of 9.5km per hour, it will only take 11 hours per week to clean this same warehouse.
If the company pays the cleaner $25 per hour, the labour costs are:
- $625 per week for the 780mm sweeper
- $275 per week for the 1000mm sweeper
Over five years, the efficiency of the 1000mm sweeper will save the company more than 3,640 hours in labour.
This represents a cost saving of $91,000.
Upgrading to the larger sweeper pays for itself in little more than a year, making the extra $20,000 investment worth it, especially right now with major tax benefits to be had from the instant asset write-off scheme.
Refer to our Calculating the ROI of your commercial cleaning equipment page to work out your potential ROI. You’ll have the figures for your business case that your number crunchers love to see crunched.
Renting the floor cleaning machine you need
If you think your number crunchers are likely to say no to a large capex spend, consider renting the machine your warehouse needs.
If you rent your equipment from us, we give you security and certainty that few of our rivals can match.
Include the following rental options in your business case.
Scale up or down
We understand that businesses change over time. That’s why our rental agreements come with scalability. If your warehouse grows, you can switch to a higher performing machine. If the business contracts, you can swap it for a smaller model with no financial penalty.
Flexible rental term lengths
We offer short-term or longer-term rental term lengths to suit your immediate and long-term needs.
All-inclusive maintenance and repairs
You won’t be stung with a surprise maintenance or repair bill. We service the machines. If it breaks down, we’ll repair it.
If you need to return the machine at any time during your fixed-term rental, we’ll sort you out with no financial penalty.
Talk to the warehouse cleaning experts
To help you pull together a business case that outlines the stable and risk-free nature of hiring or buying from Conquest, download our helpful brochure, 6 ways for Warehouse Operations Managers and CFOs to maximise EOFY.
While COVID has thrown us some mighty challenges in 2020, we’re here to help you look for ways to work even smarter and help you get the floor cleaning equipment and system that suits your warehouse and operation. We’ll help you build that business case your number crunchers need that will make them decide in your favour.
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