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Sponsored analysis: Getting it right for cleaning contractors

15 March 2013

Developing the right combination of products and services, while adding value for cleaning contractors has never been easy. In recent years there has been an unprecedented increase in client expectations. Social and political issues such as environmental concerns, health and safety, increased opening hours and cost pressures have all affected the mix when it comes to delivering satisfaction.

The UK contract cleaning market is now estimated to be in excess of £5.5 billion pounds. Out sourced cleaning now accounts for more than 75% of the total business requirement as companies continue to focus on their primary objectives.

So Cleaning Contractors small, medium and large find themselves in a very competitive arena where the bar continues to rise and cost pressures are felt.

So what is important to professional Cleaning Service Companies? What factors affect their decision making processes and how do they stand out from the crowd?

The answer of course is multi-faceted. One critical element is the availability of cleaning equipment to get the job done. Rarely is there the budget or space for spare machines so when a machine needs replacing it needs to be fast.

UK Stock Holding hits the Mark
Nilfisk address this by maintaining a local inventory covering fast moving vacuums, floor care machines, spares and accessories. Improving the flow of key products across the UK and Ireland has long been a primary objective. Their aim is to be the Customers’ Preferred Choice and that means delivering what they need, when they need it.

The Nilfisk SC450; More for Less and Fast Delivery from UK Stock
The Nilfisk SC450 is a prime example of a new scrubber dryer available off the shelf in the UK. The SC450 has been specifically designed for the contract cleaner, seeking to reduce the total cost of ownership for end users. A very competitive price tag combined with high durability and low maintenance levels makes the Nilfisk SC450 a sound, long term investment for the cost conscious contractor, looking to deliver.

A 40 litre tank capacity, 53cm scrub width and long run time of up to 2.8 hours on normal scrub makes the unit extremely productive. A single battery charge will see up to 2120 square metres thoroughly cleaned. Plus 34 kg of downward pressure the SC450 very suitable for heavy duty tasks.

Furthermore, the recovery tank with EasyFlow drain-hose and squeezable section increase performance all round. To prevent overflow, a float ball shuts off the vacuum motor when the tank is full. When in neutral mode, the SC450 automatically turns off brushes and water. Additionally if the unit should hit an obstacle the squeegees are automatically released.

The new SC450 is also extremely easy to use; a low noise level makes it ideal for daytime cleaning even in sensitive areas. Squeegee blades can be used on both sides to reduce consumable cost whilst the QuickChange squeegee system allows for a quick change with no tools required.

Rugged reliability has not been forgotten as the Nilfisk development team builds on over one century’s experience of Scrubber Dryer design. The polyethylene corrosion proof roto-moulded tank is crack, dent and chemical resistant. A dedicated box contains most electric components providing additional safety, reliability and ease of service.

Water and detergent usage is minimised by Nilfisk Eco-Solution, a simple way to reduce consumption and remain eco-friendly.

The Nilfisk Group manufacture a large, diverse range of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment, one of the largest in the world. From scrubber dryers, floor polishers, vacuums, sweepers, pressure washers, steamers and carpet cleaning machines to road sweepers and grounds maintenance - True innovation and dedicated customer service at its best.
Interested parties should contact 01768 868995 for more information www.nilfisk.co.uk


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