Your warehouse productivity has a significant effect on your bottom line. Downtime due to an inoperable machine, especially in the material handling industry, is extremely expensive. One way to reduce downtime is to perform regular maintenance, which will extend the life of your equipment and ensure a more reliable performance. The question is what parts do you use to keep your machines in tip-top condition, aftermarket or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts? Ensuring you purchase the correct one for your machine can be vital to the success of your business. However, before you make that decision, it is important to remember that the quality, variety and availability of aftermarket parts can be better than the OEM.
You Have More Choices
Today, there are a wide variety of aftermarket manufacturers to choose from, who make products ranging from tires to lights and everything in-between. As a result, you have more options to choose from if you opt to buy aftermarket parts for your equipment. A big selection offers you the added benefit of convenience, as you’re more likely to find the aftermarket version of the part you need in stock and ready industry, offers more than 39 million part numbers to choose from and one-day ground shipping to over 92% of the industrial truck population.
However, if you’re not familiar with today’s aftermarket brands, the sheer selection of parts available could be overwhelming. To help make the process easier be sure to work with a parts supplier that is knowledgeable and has experience with the aftermarket parts industry. TVH’s technical experts have over 100 years of combined industry experience and know-how to help you find the best part to fit your needs.
Aftermarket Parts Can Be the Same or Better Quality than the OEM
As the aftermarket parts industry has grown significantly over the last few years, so has the quality of the product. Aftermarket parts from respected brands like TotalSourceE™, Energic PlusE™, MeteorliteE™ and more offer a strong, reliable alternative and are often the same or better quality than some of the OEM parts on the market today. In many cases, by choosing an aftermarket part, you can end up with a better part than you started with. In fact, over 80% of the parts TVH offers are the exact same quality as the OEM.
Quality Parts that Help the Bottom Line
Aftermarket parts are oftentimes less expensive than their OEM counterparts. How much you save varies from product type and brand. It’s important to do your research however, depending on the part you need, you could save hundreds of dollars if you opt for an aftermarket brand. With parts for over 450 makes and 23,000 lift truck models, TVH has a wide variety of competitively priced options to fit your budget.
It may seem too good to be true that someone could provide a better part than the company that originally assembled your machine. Rest assured, no matter which brand or model of machine you own, there are a wide variety of quality, cost effective aftermarket parts to choose from to help get your equipment up and running.
Written by Chris Aiello, Business Development, TVH Americas TotalSourceE™ Parts and Accessories, Phone: 913-829-1000, www.tvh.com