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Hako Machines Ltd Eldon Close, Crick, Northampton, Northants, NN6 7UD
In 2013, Hako Machines Ltd secured a national supply agreement with Culina Logistics. Culina are UK market leaders in chilled, ambient food and drink third party logistics. Notable customers of Culina include Red Bull, Innocent Drinks and Tate and Lyle amongst many others.
As part of the first major roll out, Hako Machines supplied nine distribution centres with a full range of equipment from pedestrian machines to industrial, ride-on sweepers and scrubber-driers.
Strategic Account Manager Tim Walters surveyed all nine Culina depots of varying ages and floor types which were all handling different products. Some operations were dealing with heavily ground in spillages and new cleaning equipment had not been purchased for a number of years.
Ian Sharpe, General Manager of the Hoddesdon Depot, made the following comments regarding the previous cleaning equipment used by Culina:
“The equipment we were using was not man enough for the job in hand leaving far too much water, resulting in a very difficult and potentially dangerous working environment”.
Tim Walters described the site survey undertaken of the Hoddesdon Depot:
“The first thing that became clear was the necessity for sweepers. The problems with dust and air quality were apparent. The site was a heavily industrial environment with many challenges around the cleaning operation due to the 24hr activity in the distribution centres”
The Hoddesdon Depot was supplied with a Hakomatic B1050 combination sweeper/scrubber-drier and a Jonas 1200E sweeper.
Hako scrubber-driers achieve excellent water pick up from a combination of the parabolic squeegee design and powerful vacuum fan. This means that warehouse floors dry more quickly after scrubbing.
Ian commented on the successes of the new machines:
“Both the sweeper and the scrubber drier are very high quality machines which have changed the daily condition of the site to one that still handles volatile products. We are now comfortable that the floor condition will be kept to a high standard”.
“The sales and after sales service has been of the highest level, leaving me confident that our relationship will be long and fruitful”.