14 March 2017 | Anchorpoint have installed many mezzanine floors over the years, but why would a business turn to mezzanine flooring, and what are the benefits?
It is essential that businesses are constantly looking for improvements in the way they operate in order to stay ahead in the current competitive market. Overlooking inefficiencies and missing opportunities to improve could mean your competition will constantly leave you behind. By regularly monitoring operations, communicating with staff, and constantly analysing the capacity of the building, employers will often find that there is a need to make substantial alterations to their premises that will cultivate growth.
Businesses that are experiencing their first period of growth may view the idea of relocating to bigger premises along with the investment required, as too big a risk to take at this early stage. However, capacity can be increased substantially by introducing a mezzanine floor into current facilities, enabling them to cope with quiet and busy periods without the high cost and hassle of relocation.
Yearly growth is something that all companies aim for and look forward to. However, when it materialises you may feel unprepared and unsure as to how best to manage it. A good manager will look at how they are setup for growth and will review every aspect of their operations, from staffing to processes and location. Often at the end of this they will come to the realisation that they need to move to larger premises. Unfortunately, with relocation comes lots of added costs and the type of property that they need might not be available or is simply too expensive. In addition to this, moving to pastures new can mean upset for your staff and your customers and is also a costly period of downtime while you migrate your business elsewhere.
How a Mezzanine Floor Can Help
Mezzanine floors provide a solution to all three of these challenges. They help businesses to expand from within, improve their efficiencies, and become adaptable to fluctuating sales and changing markets.
A mezzanine floor allows you to increase your floor space and make the most of overhead space that would normally be wasted. The space can be used for anything from holding stock, creating additional office space, providing extra seating areas and meeting rooms, or hosting new machinery and production lines. It can also be a good way to reorganise your premises and create a space which is more productive and more competitive.
Whereas moving a business to new premises can use up more time and expense, and can be risky. Installing a mezzanine floor is cost effective, takes very little time and installation can be scheduled in a way that has little to no impact on your daily operations. What's more, a mezzanine floor can be dismantled at any time and taken with you to a new site should you later decide to relocate.