Hako Machines Ltd (HML) has been committed to protecting the environment for many years by focusing on sustainable material sourcing, efficient logistics and recycling.
Since 2004, HML have been certified as compliant with EN ISO 14001 but this achievement only serves as the starting point for what the company wants to achieve. Environmental considerations are deeply rooted into the design philosophy of our Research and Development teams and are therefore integrated as core innovations in our products.
The majority of these innovations also increase efficiency, a welcome side effect especially when they are introduced to the product range as standard features. For example, Hako AquaControl features can be used to save up to 50% of water and cleaning agent at no extra cost. Another is the Hako PowerFilter (installed on indoor sweepers) which enables the clearing up of dirt and debris without swirling up dust. These special dust suppression systems have a filtration efficiency of up to 99.5 % ensuring clean exhaust air without a price premium.
Further examples from HML’s product portfolio include: High-performance gel and wet battery systems, modern LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) drives and economical diesel engines compliant with Euro 5 certification. These highly efficient engines provide hassle free compliance for operation of Hako machinery in environmental zones.
Collection of batteries
As a producer of industrial and automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Hako Machines Limited produce lead acid and gel batteries. We are obliged to take back free of charge waste industrial and automotive batteries supplied to an end user and collect free of charge waste automotive batteries from the final holder for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new batteries on the market.
If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back batteries, please contact our Customer Support Centre and we will make the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial or automotive batteries.