Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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New state of the art facility signals lockdown success in hygiene solutions
A purpose-built manufacturing facility has been opened in Perthshire by chemicals and cleaning specialist Orca Hygiene, as a result of its decision - during the first phase of the pandemic - to turn its manufacturing capability into the production of urgently needed sanitiser.
By December the by rapidly growing UK hygiene firm had developed an entire product range of cleaning concepts for professional use, and had even launched a sustainable 'bag in a box' solution.
Now a company of some 50+ staff, the business has this month released a much-expanded product portfolio, in time to meet the needs of companies seeking to emerge from lockdown with meticulous hygiene planning and cleaning strategies.
Its products include sector-specific cleaning items like furniture polishes, food-safe cleaners, bleaches and stain removers, as well its original listings of hand sanitisers, surface disinfectants, dispensers, sanitising stations, sprays and wipes.
"We're delighted to have opened the new manufacturing site, which is bringing jobs to over 40 people,” says Doug Cowie, managing director of Orca Hygiene.
"Hygiene within business is more highly valued now than ever before, and the pandemic has ensured that it's now an operational activity which is seen to be critical.
"This has given us the opportunity, as an innovative manufacturer of chemical and cleaning products, to see how we could provide the solution for businesses of all disciplines and scales."
Orca's new range provides products for a number of niche areas of business, including housekeeping, catering, laundry, transport, and settings such as schools and hospitals. Bespoke solutions and technical advice are also available.
"Coming out of lockdown and introducing a new way of working 'post-Covid' is going to be tough on every business, but I'm confident that one aspect where managers can feel truly supported is in making the right decision about their vital hygiene strategy,” adds Doug.
"We care deeply about cleaning and enhancing the safety of everyone, so we're proud that our products are playing a role in that."
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