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TOMORROW’S CLEANING YEARBOOK
Cover Story
Creative thinking is the
driver for new cleaning
technology solutions
AS HYDRO NOVA EUROPE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
OF GROWTH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ANDREW
MCQUILLAN REFLECTS ON THE CHALLENGES
FACED BY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS IN TODAY’S
TOUGH ECONOMIC CLIMATE
For those responsible for keeping facilities the cost. Nonetheless, the pressure on
clean and maintaining high standards of dispensing equipment producers to
hygiene, the task has always been a difficult provide accurate and effective
one. But in the current economic climate, the dispensers at ever keener prices
pressures are increasing. Cost cutting is the continues to grow. In addition, while
order of the day for most organisations in both new European legislation and tighter
private and public sectors. Cleaning is often industry standards have led to a
viewed as an avoidable cost and, inevitably, continuing improvement in the
managers are taking a hard look at how savings efficiency of cleaning procedures, this
might be made. has also placed additional pressure on “However, the focus must not only be on
In general, labour represents the biggest
dispensing system manufacturers to provide driving up standards of quality and usability
percentage of cost in the cleaning process,
products which are increasingly efficient but also on reducing relative cost. Well
with the actual chemicals and cleaning agents
and economical. designed dispensing systems - available at
used being a much smaller part. The For some manufacturers, such bracing
the right price - can play a major role in
dispensing and dosing equipment used market conditions provide a creative stimulus.
improving cleaning standards, even in difficult
represents by far the smallest proportion of Hydro Nova Europe, one of the market leaders
economic times”.
in dispensing and dosing Hydro Nova Europe has been supplying
systems, believes that dispensing equipment to the UK market for 10
original thinking in product years now. The company was established in
design is crucial to ensure 2000 as the European arm of Hydro Systems of
the availability of high Cincinnati, USA, the world’s largest
performance yet affordable manufacturer of dosing and dispensing systems
equipment, and never more for the cleaning industry. Over that period Hydro
so than when the economic Nova Europe has achieved substantial growth
outlook is uncertain. and now has more than 500 customers in
“Innovation is undoubtedly Europe. In addition it supplies products to
the key to success” says customers throughout the Middle East, Africa
Andrew McQuillan, Hydro and India. Since it was formed, the company
Nova’s Managing Director. has manufactured over one million chemical
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