To put it bluntly, environmental testing of all product inventories ensure that products, equipment and tools and machinery can potentially last a lot longer than it was originally and intentionally designed to do. Previously, commercially oriented engineers and manufacturers unproductively and unsustainably had that objective in mind. Let products have shorter lifespans to force consumers to buy more. And then let’s make more money as a result. This way of thinking has, unfortunately, proved to be quite counterproductive. If industrialists are utilizing an environmental simulation test to ensure that their industrial equipment runs for a lot longer, then why can’t they do similar testing on behalf of their customers?
Not only should longevity of product inventories be ensured, so too durability and reliability. Industrialists and their cohorts who willfully chose to go down this road, of producing unsustainable and ineffective product lines, should surely have learned their lessons by now. Consumers would generally speak with one voice but it is their feet that do the talking. They simply move on to the next store in a huff. By resorting to such callous disregard for the consumer, company reputations are lost in the blink of an eye. Once upon a time, three or five year warranties were the norm. but it is pleasing to observe that the demand for lifetime guarantees, more or less, are being reciprocated. Not only is this good for the consumer, it is good for industrialists’ and their partners remaining competitive and viable going forward.
It has been recommended to the industrialists out there that the environment simulation test should already have been carried out at the developmental stage of the affected product. This is good for ensuring products’ effectiveness and, by dint of good reputation, attractiveness to consumers.