To hire or not to hire

Published:  24 February, 2014

BSRIA Instrument Solutions general manager Alan Gilbert thinks there are three questions to ask before deciding whether to hire or buy, will the equipment have a high on-going maintenance costs, will it quickly become outdated technology and what is the frequency of use.

“If you are a low or infrequent user of instruments, there is a strong case for hiring as opposed to buying, why have capital tied up in equipment that is not working for you, by hiring you can match your cost to your income,” says Alan.In addition you will access to the very latest piece of equipment and there are no maintenance or calibration costs to consider, the hiring company take the risk if the equipment fails.

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