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 ( 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 or phone Greg on UK 079 0016 3409.

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