To buy or to lease; it’s now become the classic debate whenever changing technology. From smartphones to cars, right up to compressors and manufacturing equipment.

This decision applies to all industries. Consider your current requirements and future aspirations to decide the best option for your business.

We’ve taken a look at the benefits and considerations of both options to meet your compressed air needs.


Renting a compressed air solution

Capital expenditure

One of the biggest advantages of hiring is only paying for using the air compressor for a limited period. This avoids investing in the full capital cost of the equipment.

Simple logistics

Renting equipment removes the need to organise servicing separately. The maintenance of the compressor will remain with the air compressor supplier. You are then guaranteed a level of service maintenance for the duration of your rental.

Rental period

Getting approval for a new compressor can often be time consuming, including extensive research and going to tender. It can be much quicker to organise a compressor hire. It will fulfil your business needs without requiring full capital cost. A rental solution allows a service provider to prove their value during the period.

There are also a few scenarios when the ability to rent an air compressor can be very practical and useful:

• Repairs on current compressor are going to take longer than expected, and may get taken away for further diagnosis;
• Factory is relocating so temporary air required;
• New equipment is on order and may need temporary standby compressor;
• Temporary compressed air installation.

Buying from compressed air specialists

Permanent solution

If you have a set need for compressed air and using it consistently, it can be best to buy a complete system. The capital cost can actually work out cheaper than renting for a long period of time..

Customised compressor system

Purchasing a compressed air system gives you the flexibility to plan and design. It’s a customised solution to your requirements with your full input into the design. It is a long-term solution for your business and the direction it’s heading.

The answer

The decision of whether it is best to rent or buy is down to your specific situation. Review how your current equipment is performing, then work out a cost-benefit analysis.

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