The lifespan of an Expo Hire product

At Expo Hire we maintain the quality of our products through careful control and maintenance of products. Find out how we do that in this blog post

At Expo Hire, a lot of thought has gone into our inventory of hire equipment and furniture rental. We want to serve the very best products we can to our customer at the very best prices in the market. One of the ways that wee’re able to do this because of how we look after our product’s life cycle.

We've put together this blog post to help our customers understand how we control and maintain all of our event hire and furniture.

Quality stock comes from quality suppliers

As you’d expect, we’re careful to source all equipment and furniture hire from reputable suppliers. Not only is it important to us that the products we source are made to the highest standard, but we have built up partnerships with suppliers to help us build our quantities to meet demand. That way if you have a really big event we can rise to the occasion.

Sometimes, we go even further than checking specifications to get the right stock.

For example, our purchasing team pushed for strict design specs for our range of patio heaters, to ensure our customers not only got a great product but one that was better built for the hire environment and easier to use. Similarly, our folding beer bench and table sets are built to larger and stronger than normal specifications, to guarantee our customers can use them without worry of breakage. We are consistently continuing to look at products which can improve our inventory and what we offer to our customers.

Keeping on top of regular maintenance

As a reputable event hire company,  all our LPG and electrical equipment is regularly checked and serviced by Gas Safe and Electrical engineers respectively. However, our commitment to maintenance of our rental equipment and furniture hire goes much deeper than that.

Our warehouse staff take real pride in their jobs and work hard to make sure our hire equipment and furniture is in the best condition it can be before it goes out on hire. They will check every piece of equipment and furniture before it's readied for loading for any issues. In the same way, our delivery drivers and logistics staff have learned how to load our delivery vans in such a way that our stock is safest in transit. It's this attention to detail that has helped us to become the success we are and why we are so proud of our staff.

That desire to maintain our equipment well extends to our office staff too. We have invested a lot into bespoke inventory control systems, so that we can track usage of individual products, allowing us to mark them for renewal not only based on age but also on amount of use.

End of lifespan

We realise that although older equipment and furniture doesn’t mean the high standards we have set ourselves, it often still has a lot of usage left in it for people who aren’t so demanding. Once we have detemined a product is beyond its useful life with us, we make a decision on what to do next with it. Wherever possible, we ensure that further usage of these products is made by selling them in the second hand market.

You can read more about our commitment to sustainable practices in our Environmental & Sustainability Statement.

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