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Exciting Developments ahead for Dry Fusion UK following buy out down under


Dry Fusion UK Ltd is set to benefit from the surprise acquisition of its antipodean parent company Dry Fusion Australia. E D Oates Pty Ltd, (a wholly owned division of G.U.D. Holdings Limited), located in Melbourne Australia, acquired ownership of the chemical product range and brands of: Research Products, Citrus Resources and also Dry Fusion Australia.


Oates is the biggest supplier of Janitorial products in Australia, leading the market both in the industrial and retail segments.


Shaun Bradbury, Managing Director of Dry Fusion UK, commented: “For many years Dry


Fusion UK has been left to carve its own niche in the UK and European markets, but the new impetus afforded by the arrival of E D Oates Pty Ltd allows us a


refreshing and stimulating vision for the future. We are very keen to work with them in streamlining the Dry Fusion brand and raising awareness of its quality of product and service globally. First on the agenda is a new website and a new and exciting creative approach aptly titled ‘World of Fusion’.”


Million pound investment at Peter Grant Papers


Always aiming to be more responsive and offer greater flexibility to its customers, Peter Grant Papers has invested almost £1 million in new machinery and a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.


The new plant, installed in the company’s Telford conversion facility, comprises a £750,000 semi automatic re-winder and £60,000 to upgrade an existing folding machine that produces interfold towels.


The semi automatic rewinder produces Peter Grant Papers core range of rolled paper products, making over 200 rolls in less than 10 minutes.


The investment in the new ERP system equates to approximately £150,000.


www.petergrantpapers.com


New scrubber-dryer offers a considerable reduction in operating costs


Tennant Company has recently introduced the T16 Battery-Powered Ride-On Scrubber-Dryer. Combining Tennant’s quality construction and innovative technologies, the T16 helps both industrial and commercial environments achieve a lower cost of ownership while improving productivity and safety.


The user-friendly design of the T16 enhances safety with an intuitive touch-and-go control module located in the steering wheel that


allows the operator to keep both hands on the wheel while operating the scrubbing functions and provides better operator visibility. Productivity is improved and daily maintenance is simplified with colour-highlighted maintenance touch points.


Operating at just 68 dBA – the sound level of normal room conversation – the T16 is one of the quietest scrubber-dryers in the world and allows for unobtrusive around-the-clock


One change that will be implemented very quickly is transferring the manufacture of Research Products and Citrus Resources chemicals destined for the UK market from Australia to the UK. The agreement to appoint Shaun’s other company, ‘Cleaners Warehouse’ as exclusive European distributor for the Citrus and Research brands has now been completed and will run alongside the developments underway with the Dry Fusion brand. Under the agreement, all manufacturing will be done under license in the UK from April this year.


www.dryfusionuk.com www.cleanerswarehouse.com


Martin Burlingham appointed new Export Sales Manager at Vectair


Vectair Systems are delighted to announce the appointment of their new Export Sales Manager, Martin


Burlingham, to work alongside the award winning Vectair Export team.


Martin has been in the hygiene industry for 27 years, having previously worked for Kimberly-Clark/Scott in various sales, account management and training roles, so he will be a familiar face to many.


www.vectair.co.uk


cleaning anywhere. The T16 can be equipped with any of Tennant’s three proven solution technologies, including ec-H2O™ electrically converted water technology, FaST® foam-activated scrubbing technology, and/or ES®


extended scrubbing technology. www.tennantco.com


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