Remanufactured office furniture offers savings and insights

officelandscapeblogshotThe Next Manufacturing Revolution identified remanufacturing as a £5B p.a. opportunity for UK manufacturers, which could create 300,000 new skilled jobs.

Office furniture was identified as having a particularly low remanufacturing rate of just 1%.

To demonstrate the value of remanufacturing, NMR co-founder Lavery/Pennell has launched an office furniture remanufacturing business called Rype Office (www.RypeOffice.com). Insights and learnings from this business will be fed back to the Next Manufacturing Revolution community.

Rype Office provides quality brand-name remade office furniture in as-new condition with a warranty – but at around 50% of the cost of new and with substantial sustainability benefits.

The business is adopting ‘servitisation’, a business model investigated by the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, enabling customers to lease the furniture – or buy it with a guaranteed buy-back. The business can also remake clients’ existing furniture.

Rype Office has already been awarded by the RBS Innovation Gateway for its innovative approach.

This is a rare example of the Circular Economy in practice and offers all companies the chance to be part of it.

Using Rype Office furniture enables companies to:

  • Examine first-hand the mechanics of remanufacturing and servitisation (a living case study within your offices)
  • Convince sceptical senior executives of the feasibility and benefits of remanufacturing
  • Reduce office furniture costs
  • Improve sustainability

We welcome discussions with companies interested in participating. Please contact greg.lavery@laverypennell.com or phone Greg on UK 079 0016 3409.

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