Preventative Maintenance ROI
How Preventative Maintenance Performed On Shopping Carts and Retail Equipment Reduces Costs and is a Good Return on Investment:
As the only equipment a customer touches throughout the entire shopping experience, retailers are beginning to realize the importance of preventative maintenance (PM) programs for their shopping cart fleets. Instead of viewing shopping cart service as an additional expense, retailers have partnered with The French Company® to reduce total cost of ownership by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
For information about our Retail Equipment, Material Handling Equipment, Rolling Stock Equipment and Shopping Cart Preventative Maintenance Service Programs, please call us at 800.321.8875 or click here to contact a Preventative Maintenance Service Program Specialist.
Below are two real examples of quantifiable savings (details available upon request). Click on the image below to enlarge it.
The French Company® provides preventative maintenance, cleaning and repair of material handling equipment and shopping carts. When multi-location store operators work with The French Company® to configure and execute a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) program, our competent service technicians visit each store at regular intervals to assess, inspect, inventory, repair, maintain and clean retail store equipment.
Our PPM services help store operators avoid unscheduled breakdowns and downtime of their important equipment and assets. Retailers that have PPM contracts with The French Company® benefit from numerous advantages over firms that use a reactive maintenance approach to managing their assets. The French Company's equipment service programs enable store managers to easily plan equipment maintenance. Costs for purchasing and maintaining equipment are distributed more evenly when management teams enact PPM programs through The French Company®.
Our Program Specialists collaborate with all levels of retail store management to customize programs and pricing. They have years of experience designing cost effective retail equipment PPM programs that produce impressive returns on investment.
There are many misconceptions about the necessity and cost of preventative maintenance for rolling stock equipment and shopping carts. The French Company® can demonstrate significant ROI for the right PPM program and lowers total cost of ownership for its clients.
Fully functioning shopping carts and backroom equipment keeps the retail operation running smoothly by limiting merchandise stocking down time. Fewer new equipment purchases are required and the total number of replacement items is minimized. Our experienced service technicians know how to extend the service life and improve the reliability of shopping carts, u-boats, rolling ladders, pallet jacks, stock trucks, bakery carts, meat racks, flexible conveyors, overhead conveyors, flat bed trucks, two wheel dollies, electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, floor scrubbers, and cart corrals.
This is cost effective maintenance. Properly working shopping cart wheels, casters and other parts reduces premature cart replacement. Our services keep customers safe, resulting in reduced insurance costs and claims. Our retail store clients understand the logic behind preventative maintenance and the return on investment associated with this management approach.