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It is a lot of work to start a factory from the ground up, especially if you are making a product that is not common in Australia. Luckily these days there is a lot more support online and it can be really useful for entrepreneurs to talk to other people who have started manufacturing in Australia rather than going overseas. This blog has a range of handy resources for people who are looking to manufacture a new product in Australia, including links to industry groups, government associations and technical resources that can help to maximise your chances of starting a successful manufacturing operation.

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Benefits of Timber Skids for Storage and Transportation of Concrete Products

The concrete product manufacturing industry has been growing at a rate of 1.7% annually over the last five years, and the trend is expected to continue. Therefore, if you are thinking of starting a concrete product manufacturing business, getting started now is a good idea. To run a successful business, however, you need to deliver concrete products to clients promptly. While delivery can be done using timber skids or pallets, the former has certain advantages over the latter. This article highlights some of the benefits you stand to gain by using timber skids to deliver concrete products to customers.

Easy to Pull -- In most construction sites, navigation is compromised by piled up materials and makeshift structures. Nonetheless, delivery trucks and forklifts have to make it all the way to pick-up and drop-off points. In such cases, it is essential to load concrete products on accessories that can be pulled with relative ease. Timber skids are excellent for the purpose. Unlike pallets, timber skids stand on pedestals because they do not have a lower deck. It creates less friction which makes it relatively easy to drag the timber skids through the ground especially on level surfaces.

Takes Less Space -- Since your business is a startup, you should focus on keeping the running expenses as low as possible. It starts with choosing a transportation strategy that allows your company to transport as many concrete products as r possible in a single trip. Timber skids make it possible since they take up less space when nested. For instance, the fact that they lack a lower deck means that you can stack several concrete products over each other onto the transport truck. Additionally, construction site managers are always on the lookout for ways they can effectively make use of storage space. Therefore, construction site managers will be more than happy to source products from your firm as long as you let them keep the skids for some time. 

Timber Skids are Cheap -- As mentioned earlier, keeping storage and transportation costs low in a startup concrete product manufacturing business is of utmost importance. Therefore, your focus should be on finding cheaper loading platforms. While timber pallets are a more economical option compared to plastic pallets or crates, timber skids are the cheapest of the group. It is because skids are made from fewer timber stringers when compared to pallets or crates. Use of timber skids helps to keep operational costs manageable.