Q: What are the differences between used, refurbished, and remanufactured workstations?
A: Used workstations are supplied to the client on an "as-is" basis. Nothing has been done to improve the condition of the workstations, other than basic cleaning.
Refurbishing refers to a partial process of renewing workstations with new paint and fabrics. No bodywork is performed, and existing worksurfaces are untouched. All the original dents and dings are visible. Better than "as-is" in terms of initial appearance, but the product is not comparable to new.
Remanufacturing entails a full and complete teardown of every single removable component comprising today's modern workstation. Extensive preparation work is performed on all metal components, such as repairing surface imperfections (dents, bends, holes) and internal mechanisms (locks, slides, bearings, hinges). Even simple items such as cantilevers go through the entire process every time. There are no exceptions to the rule. After the basic work is done, all metal components are sanded down and prepped for final painting. Bali uses a custom blended aerospace grade UV inhibited exterior paint for all metal components. Worksurfaces are either made new by Bali to OEM specifications, or are re-laminated (in the case of Steelcase 9000 Series).
All panels are subject to the same process, and they receive only top grade fabric from the same suppliers the OEM's use. The next best thing to brand new, but without the high price.
Q: If we purchase furniture from Bali, will you buy our old stuff?
A: In many cases, Bali offers purchasers a credit based on the current value of the furnishings to be replaced. We also offer a credit bank for those clients whose needs are continually evolving during multi-phase projects. We have engineered a number of unique solutions involving Bali as a logistics provider for the large-scale disposition of assets so whatever your needs, we can provide the answer.