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Do not panic but here is real meaning of falling pollution levels

Posted 12-03-20, Tags: buy roll cages, coronavirus, how to find lost roll cages, lost roll cages, lost rollcages, lost transit equipment, peak retail trading times, pollution levels, recover lost rollcages, recover rollcages, recovery of lost roll cages, retail peak periods, retail peak season, roll cage abuse, roll cage cost savings, roll cage recovery, roll cage recyling, roll cage theft, Roll cages, rollcages, sourcing roll cages from China, supply chain management, sustainability, transit equipment, transport linen, UK economy

Look at the reduction in smog over China since the coronavirus appeared. 

While you might say that’s a good thing, it does mean that a lot of the new roll cages you expected to receive are probably not going to arrive and you will be short of equipment for your peak period this year.

It also means there will be a shortfall in supply of roll cages in general across the country and, if you don’t take precautions, you are likely to see an increase in theft and misuse of your existing equipment, making matters even worse.

A policy of losing cages and simply buying more isn’t going to work this year because there won’t be enough new cages.  Hanging onto what you’ve got is the only answer.

If you already use us for recovery, you know what we can do to protect your fleet of cages and, if you need us to do more, just let us know.  If you don’t currently use us to recover your equipment, we would be happy to hear from you and explain how we can help.

Buckle up!

Bill Howie

Photo Credit  NASA  image published 28 February, 2020.  NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using modified Copernicus Sentinel 5P data processed by the European Space Agency. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/topic/atmosphere 

 

How to deal with Election Blues

Posted 26-11-19, Tags: ., Brexit, lost transit equipment, recover lost rollcages, recovery of lost roll cages, retail peak periods, retail peak season, retailers, roll cage cost savings, roll cage recovery, Roll cages, rollcages, transit equipment, UK economy, UK elections

Here we are folks, at the start line of the UK Political Demolition Derby.  The aim of the race is to make as many unachievable promises as possible between now and 12 December, while giving or not giving an opinion on Brexit.  The winner is the one left standing with no majority to make good on any of their promises.

On the left we have Comrade Corbyn and on the right, Flashman Johnson.  In between we have various grass munchers and delusional characters, hoping to do anything but achieve a clear result. 

Last week the Corbynistas welcomed his manifesto speech but must be wondering why he left out curing cancer, establishing world peace and free Corbyn hats to all party apparatchiks. 

All at no cost to anyone earning less than someone more successful than them. 

Meanwhile, “The Boz” has aimed money at the NHS and the police but it’s just pocket money compared to the plans of the socialists, who want to take us back to the 1970s of high taxes, rampant unemployment and trades unions on steroids.  So, he’s staking everything on achieving Brexit, in the face of every other party who either think the original result was the result of stupidity or are running scared of their own constituents.

About now, I would probably start preaching that you should use ACQSYS to protect your roll cages and plastic trays in the face of chaos but I’m too depressed, so I’ll just say good luck and we’ll see who is left standing on Friday the 13th.

 

Bill Howie

Photo Credit - Pixabay Pete Linford.  Left to Right in photo only - Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn 

The thrill is gone

Posted 30-07-19, Tags: lost roll cages, lost rollcages, recover lost rollcages, recover rollcages, recovery of lost roll cages, roll cage recovery, Roll cages, rollcages

Picture this. After the first flush of passion, the emotions subside and in some cases desire turns to disdain.  But when he described this cycle the late B.B. King wasn’t describing his love life, it was a customer who had wronged him, and there aren’t many among us who haven’t experienced the same feelings as B.B. at some time.

Over the years we have had a couple of customers who started out believing ACQSYS was The Saviour of the Western World but came to resent paying for a service that was mopping up the results of their own incompetence.  It’s a simple example of focus on cost rather than value and it can drive a stake into the heart of a once beautiful thing.  What’s more, it’s usually the service provider who takes the pain, just like B.B.

Does this ring a bell?

At ACQSYS we take a slightly different approach to things that leave a sour taste in the mouth, we spit them out.  You might try it someday; it’s quite refreshing.  It happens rarely but it will happen again and when it does and the thrill is gone, we will move them along.  Our limited time should be devoted to people we care about.

“And now that it’s all over
All I can do is wish you well”*

Bill Howie

* B.B. King “The Thrill is Gone”

Photo Credit: Tom Beetz Flickr

Spring is in the air – are you ready for the rush?

Posted 22-02-17, Tags: peak retail trading times, rent roll cages, retail peak periods, retail peak season, roll cage hire, roll cage rental, rollcages, transit equipment

Everyone has different peak trading periods.   Some would say Christmas is their biggest retail challenge, but many companies feel the pressure at other times of the year such as Easter, Mother’s Day and the summer holidays. 

Retailers with airport outlets certainly feel the pinch in the summer holiday season. Suppliers of staples like milk and bread have a surge in demand when the children are on their school holidays and need feeding.

Well, it might not seem like it but the rush is only a matter of weeks away. If you haven’t planned for it already you’ve probably left it too late to build up stocks of roll cages, trays etc. to cope with demand. 

There are two options:

1. buy unbranded cages - that you’re likely to lose,
2. rent cages.

In the past, the issue with renting cages was the high cost of losing them. However now you can rent from our sister company at Roll Cage Rental and receive a free recovery service for the cages you lose and we find. 

They can offer this service because they are the only rental company that also has a nationwide recovery service for transit equipment.

Don’t throw your money away buying cages you will inevitably lose; go to the only rental company that helps you to hang onto the cages you rent.

 

 

How to get linen delivered snag free?

Posted 31-01-17, Tags: buy roll cages, laundry, laundry transport, lined roll cages, lost roll cages, rent roll cages, rollcages, snagged linen, transport linen

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If you run a laundry you will know the cost of getting your laundry snagged in roll cages and the huge repair bill that follows. There is an option to buy plastic containers but they are much more expensive and take up a lot of valuable space when they’re not in use. It seems a big, costly solution to a very simple issue.

The good news is that there is another solution and our sister company Roll Cage Rental has developed a plastic lined metal roll cage that is still nestable and ventilated but protects the linen and takes up far less space than a full plastic one.

You can now rent lined metal roll cages from Roll Cage Rental for a tiny sum in comparison to buying them. In addition you benefit from the national recovery service that we at ACQSYS provide as we return any lost cages to you free of charge.

So before you spend too much money on expensive plastic roll cages or more metal roll cages, contact Roll Cage Rental about renting their new lined roll cages and save yourself some money and potential hassle.

 

 

 

Some of our clients

“In my opinion the ACQSYS model is absolutely unique in its approach and Bill and Graham have proved many times that they can create and lead successful teams to reach the goals they aim for.”

John Harvey CBE, Chairman Keswick Enterprises Limited

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