Remanufacturing office furniture is taking what companies no longer think they have a use for and breathing new life into it. In most cases, furniture doesn’t wear out, it “uglies” out. Office managers turn to warehousing, selling and throwing away what they think can’t be used. Here at Davies, we take those worn and non-functional products and bring them back to like-new or even better-than-new condition, with a lifetime warranty. This means that every element of the piece of furniture is updated, given fresh fabrics, and fitted with new technology.
Why choose to remanufacture?
- Remanufactured office furniture is just as reliable as new, if not better!
New items made from new “virgin” materials, regardless of factory testing, have not stood the test of time. Design flaws, structural defects and flaws in materials such as voids and microcracks, are difficult to identify during manufacturing. Once in operation these problems emerge and can require expensive replacement parts, or, worse, discarding of the whole item into the landfill. By comparison, remanufactured office furniture has been stress-tested in actual office use, meaning any parts with structural flaws have filtered out long before it gets to our factory, ensuring you get a durable piece.
- Our remanufactured office furniture is designed and built to meet the needs and budget of our clients.
New items haven’t been designed or built with you in mind! With Davies, your furniture will be tailored for your needs and that’s not just colors and finishes. Desks, for example, can be sized to maximize occupancy without impacting on user comfort or practicality. And at Davies Office we have access to many different brands of high end, well-known furniture systems (ex. Herman Miller, Allsteel, Haworth, Knoll…) allowing you to choose exactly what matches your particular needs and budget. Our expert design team makes the process of choosing the right furniture for you a walk in the park.
Incorporating remanufactured furniture into a refit also gives organizations a wide range of flexibility. You can combine your existing furniture, with remanufactured pieces and new items to benefit from the latest trends without sacrificing your budget.
- Remanufactured office furniture is cheaper than new, with no compromise on quality.
Office furniture is perfect for remanufacturing because it uses very long life components – such as steel bases – which are extremely expensive to make from virgin resources. These are checked, resurfaced and redeployed while the softer, less durable parts are replaced with new elements, upholstery, finishes… The end result is indistinguishable from new in both appearance and performance, yet the cost is significantly less. Davies Office’s remanufactured furniture is typically half the cost of new, with no loss of quality.
- Remanufactured office furniture is better for the environment!
Circular economy and sustainability enthusiasts love remanufacturing for a very good reason: it provides enormous eco benefits. By using pre-existing pieces a Davies Office remanufacturing project can cut environmental impact by an enormous amount rather than buying new. Here is a sample report of how much we are able to save each year based on our capacity:
Choosing to remanufacture your furniture can also generate LEED credits for your office or building and we can give our clients a free Sustainability Benefits Report, similar to the sample report above, to share with your employees, customers and the world. Read more about the environmental benefits of remanufacturing and the circular economy here.
- Remanufacturing creates real social benefits at the local level
Remanufacturing requires disassembly and assembly, so it creates twice as many jobs as assembling from virgin materials. And these jobs have to be local, because it would make no economic sense to ship materials overseas to be remanufactured and then back again (did you know ALL of Davies remanufacturing takes place in Albany, NY). What’s more, remanufacturing demands a range of skills and technical knowhow, requiring training and providing opportunities for growth within the company.
We are proud to be the top environmentally friendly remanufacturer of office furniture in the country today; whether you want to plan an environmentally sustainable workspace or incorporate eco-friendly furniture, Davies is qualified to get the job done. If you can dream it, we can create it. Give us a call at 518.449.2040 to get started or reach out to us through Daviesoffice.com/contact to get started on your next project. We look forward to hearing from you!