The cost of fake equipment
If it looks right, it might not work right… the crippling cost of fake equipment.
We’ve all been faced with this situation before. You need equipment or spare parts, you’re a bit low on cash…and it becomes very tempting to take the easier, ‘cheaper’ route and get non-original parts. You save time, and money… right? Wrong!
Experience has proven, time and again that a cheaper, poorly-made, Non-Original Equipment part or equipment will cost you more in both time and money in the long run. As the saying goes, cheap is expensive.
In a business such as brickmaking, your machines need to work hard, and for a long time to make the quality bricks you need to sell. Imagine if you had a big order, that was needed in a short time. You decide to buy a cheap machine and start to work so that you can quickly make the bricks, and get your money. You start making bricks with the cheap machine, and soon, you are halfway. Everything seems to be going well for you, until suddenly, something in the machine breaks. You have only made a quarter of bricks you need for your order. The machine has stopped. You become afraid and you know that your machine comes from an overseas country. Parts are not easy to get as you can’t reach the supplier and there’s language barrier. And now, your dream of making bricks is over, and your customer wants all the bricks he’s ordered, not a quarter of the order. Four weeks, then five weeks go by and your customer is starting to get angry with you. The parts you ordered still have not arrived, and finally, your customer refuses to pay you for the quarter-order and goes to your competition. The competitor has the original quality equipment he’s bought from Hydraform that won’t break down easily. And, if it does break down, he can access immediate online help, or make a quick phone call for help from Hydraforms Expert Technical Team for technical support and advice. Hydraform, the company that he bought his machine from, is in South Africa and, if required, can ship the parts to him quickly in less than three weeks so that his business keeps on running, and keeps on making him money.
Spending a little more money on a Hydraform machine, is worth it in the long run. All machines and accessories you need comes with a full 12-month warranty.