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German engineering... but British marketing
It's just over a year since Shaun Bradbury of Lancashire-based cleaning consultancy the Wrennalls Group, brokered the deal which enables him to import Columbus Cleaning Machines from Germany - and thus this is the first UK Cleaning Show at which Shaun has demonstrated the machines. They were going down a storm - but as usual, Shaun had adopted a clever strategy to attract visitors to his stand, which meant that plenty of people saw the machines.
Shaun used the show to launch a product that allows operators of the Dry Fusion carpet cleaning system an impressive 50% saving. Re-Act is both a heavy duty pre-spray and pad solution in one, which dilutes 1:10 and replaces the previous Restore and Activator Dry Fusion products yet is more environmentally-friendly, uses less water and is still Woolsafe approved.
The benefits of the Dry Fusion system are already well publicised with hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers having their carpets cleaned via the innovative process that has made its name by being cleaner, fresher, drier, faster and safer than many of its competitors. "And as with the original system and perhaps most importantly for the end user, the impressive drying time for carpets cleaned with the new Dry Fusion system remains very short," promised Shaun.
I digress... Columbus has based its success on designing and manufacturing a wide range of automatic scrubbers, single disc machines, wet and dry vacuum cleaners and spray extraction machines for any environment and there was an impressive selection of equipment to examine.
"For some years, I struggled to source a manufacturer that would provide me with the opportunity to bring something to the UK market that no other carpet and floor cleaning company is offering," explained Shaun. "With an impressive and very high quality product range, not only can Columbus offer its UK based customers exceptional cleaning machines which will address any cleaning requirement across a variety of industries - but together we can deliver those products within a timeframe and at a price that will give us a clear advantage over the competition!. The technical expertise within the Wrennalls Group adds a further benefit in that full onsite training and technical support will be offered as part of the sales and service package."
At 12.5v, the range’s new ST7 is incredibly powerful and light enough (at just under five kilos) in weight for me to comfortably hold it with one finger – and as you can see, I’m not having to grapple with the hose and wand either. Furthermore, it's really, really quiet - even when switched on! Shaun told us this was just one of the products he'd taken cash for on the stand - however it wasn't just one that was purchased, but 10! "The customer told me his cleaners like them because they're really powerful and so easy to carry up and down the stairs," he said.
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28th March 2013