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CrestClean switches to
disinfectants in its
with an eco-friendly
breaks down into
oxygen and water.
Unlike disinfectants and other strong cleaning products, it leaves no
potentially-harmful chemical residues on surfaces.
CrestClean’s decision to ban disinfectant use has been praised by
Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ).
“We’re thrilled to see CrestClean take this initiative to develop and
use a viable alternative option, and completely cease their use of
disinfectants,” said Francesca Lipscombe, ECNZ general manager.
“We hope other organisations will follow suit.”
CrestClean managing director Grant McLauchlan said HyperClean
was developed after research highlighted innovation in the cleaning
industry across the globe.
“We saw that on a worldwide level there is trend towards the use of
hydrogen peroxide. HyperClean has been developed and trialled in
New Zealand and is a highly effective cleaner.”
He said as well as HyperClean having no detrimental effect on the
environment, it was also a safer product for the user.
“In the cleaning industry there are products that have been used
liberally that were potentially injurious to the health of cleaners and
also to the users of buildings.”
Hydrogen peroxide is widely used in the food industry as a steriliser
and cleaner. When it oxidises it lifts dirt from the surfaces it comes
into contact with. HyperClean can be used in a concentrated form for
bathrooms and toilets or in a diluted for m as a spray-and-wipe.
Filta moves to new premises
Filta Cleaning Products is set to move this year to Waitakere
City to accommodate the business’s growth initiative.
Opening on Monday 19 March, the new environment
includes an extra-large showroom presenting Filta’s extensive
range of products, a training space where the use of products
can be demonstrated and a customer meeting hub.
“We simply outgrew our previous premise with the
broadening of our product range,” said Filta sales manager
Liz Nichols. “This will be the first time we have owned our
Filta has also launched a new range of professional tea
towels for the commercial market.
“Following several requests from customers, we partnered with
a leading New Zealand textile expert with more than 20 years’
experience to create a new range of tea towels,” explained
Nichols. “The tea-towels are professional, functional, hard
wearing and more than tough enough for use in commercial
applications, without losing the look good factor.”
Following the company’s move and launch of its tea towel range,
Nichols said the Filta team is excited for what the future holds.
“Creating a new home for Filta and the team will enhance
growth and customer relationships. Moving to bigger premises
means more of what Filta is good at – delivering goods super-
fast and no out of stocks.”
Filta’s new warehouse
Kerrick celebrates 80 year milestone
Commercial cleaning equipment supplier Kerrick is celebrating its
80 year anniversary this year.
Founded in 1937, Kerrick specialises in commercial and industrial
cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaners, extractors, water
blasters, drain cleaners, sewer cameras, high pressure pumps and
accessories. Kerrick also custom designs and creates solutions to
meet customer needs.
In 1972, Kerrick began developing its own NZ-based designs,
and commenced fabrication of both hot and cold water pressure
cleaners specifically devised for the NZ and Australian markets.
Kerrick’s NZ and Australian customer bases were both developed
through strategically-placed agents who provided full distribution
and service capability. By 1989, Australia was operating as an
independent subsidiary, being less dependent on NZ and importing
directly from Europe.
Meanwhile in New Zealand, demand for products led to branches
opening in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and later Hamilton.
Fast forward to 2018, the most popular Kerrick products are
mid-sized commercial petrol pressure washers and mid-sized
Today, approximately 50 per cent of the business is end-
product, while the remaining 50 per cent is locally designed and
manufactured bespoke pressure cleaners for pipe cleaning and
maintenance, general pressure washers, special large-unit builds
and hydro cutting.
This year will see Kerrick focusing on providing solutions for
contract cleaners, schools and third party logistics warehouse.
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