Why Australian Made Lockers are Worth the Investment
Australian Made Vs Imported Lockers
When considering Australian Made lockers vs imported lockers for your business, organisation or school, there are a lot of options available on the market. It’s difficult to know which option is the best for your needs. In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of buying an Australian made locker over an imported option, and why it’s worth considering when making your next locker purchase.
Peace of Mind When Buying Australian Made Lockers
One of the biggest advantages of buying an Australian manufactured locker is peace of mind that you are getting a high-quality product. Australian manufacturers have a reputation for producing top-notch products that are built to last and lockers are no exception. Hi Tech Lockers’ lockers are made using locally sourced steel from Port Kembla Steel Works. When you purchase a locker that is made in Australia, you can be confident that it’s been constructed using the latest manufacturing technology, processes and materials, and has been rigorously tested to ensure that it meets the highest standards of quality and durability.
A key benefit of buying an Australian made locker is that you will be directly contributing to the success of local manufacturing businesses and its employees. In most cases, the benefits extend beyond the factory – it supports the financial success and prosperity of peripheral business partners of that business. A simple example relating to Hi Tech Lockers; if you purchase a locker from us, we guarantee 99% of the materials we use are sourced from local businesses. You can read about our supply chain here. It begins with the steel for the locker body, all the way to our powder coated paint finishes. By choosing to buy Australian made lockers, you’re helping to keep jobs and businesses in the country, which has a positive impact on our overall national economy.
Australian Made Lockers are Quality Assured
When you buy an imported locker, you may not be sure of the quality of the product until it arrives at your establishment. Many imported lockers are made in developing countries where human rights laws aren’t as evolved as in Australia, which may result in the exploitation of their labour force to provide low cost and inherently lower quality finished products. Furthermore, imported lockers may leave you with limited recourse to get the product repaired or replaced if the lockers aren’t to specification or have damage caused from the manufacturing process or overseas transport of the goods. Unlike Australian made lockers that can be welded for durability and strength, overseas freight requires flat-pack construction methods which trades strength for cost efficient transport. This is a benefit to the supplier, but not to you, who needs to use the lockers for years to come.
Bespoke is the new “Standard”
Furthermore, when you collaborate with a supplier, like Hi Tech Lockers, you have the freedom to create a custom order that suits your unique locker demands.. We would ensure that you obtain a product that is customised to your business according to your specifications and needs which includes options like custom colours, sizes, and locking features. It is no secret that importing is a volume game. It is very difficult for a locker importer to design, build and supply lockers that suit your requirements. This is especially true if you are not ordering hundreds of units to make it worth their while.
Environmentally Conscious Choice
Finally, purchasing an Australian-made locker can help the environment. If you perform a multi-factor analysis on this issue, you need to consider the following:
Transport distances and CO2 emissions relating to this.
When goods are brought in from overseas, they need to be transported over great distances, which increases the carbon footprint of transportation and can have an adverse effect on the environment.
Expected lifespan of the lockers
Australian Made steel lockers from Hi Tech Lockers benefit from a lifetime warranty. This is a statement: saying that the lockers are so durable that they will be covered for any manufacturing defects for as long as you own them. This also ensures that you are going to have access to replacement parts at a reasonable price. Something that may not always be said for a no-name brand imported locker.
Environmental regulations of the country of origin
Many imported lockers are produced using techniques and materials that are less efficient or sustainable than those employed by Australian manufacturers who must adhere to stringent environmental laws and regulations. You can lessen your carbon footprint, promote more environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques, and ensure a more sustainable future for our children by choosing to purchase an Australian-made locker.
Are the lockers reusable?
This is not exclusively an imported locker issue – lockers manufactured from laminate or plastic also may have this issue. Considering if there is a second hand market for the goods you are purchasing extends the life of the lockers considerably, contributing to the good of the environment by reducing future demand.
Are the materials recyclable at end of life?
Eventually lockers reach their end of life. Steel lockers are 100% recyclable at a local scrap yard. In fact, Hi Tech Lockers will take away your old steel lockers when you are replacing them with new ones purchased from us, to ensure the materials go back into the supply chain.
In conclusion, purchasing lockers built in Australia has many advantages over those made overseas. You’ll not only get a high-quality, long-lasting product, you’ll also be helping local businesses and jobs, as well as fostering improved manufacturing techniques that will lead to a future that is more environmentally sustainable. To ensure that you’re getting the best quality, durability, and value for your money, the next time you’re in the market for a new locker, consider choosing Hi Tech Lockers as your Australian locker provider. Browse our range now, or talk to a specialist to discuss your next project.