Client Details: Norma UK, Newbury

Project: Industrial Machinery Cleaning and Commercial Machinery Painting

The Project
APT were requested by Norma UK to tender for a programme of works at their Newbury production plant. We were required to provide a full schedule of works for a complete deep cleaning of all the tooling, metal working machine heavy presses and then to repaint the machinery in the new corporate colours in readiness for their VIP visiting clients.

We carried a full factory survey and provided proposals for evaluation by the client. We then discussed the cleaning options and methods with the managers and production teams to bring the project in under a tight programme of works.

The Challenges
The machinery and plant were in constant use with 6-day shift patterns, so the schedule for cleaning and painting would be a very tight. The coordination of all involved was paramount in order to avoid disruption to daily operations.

APT’s Solution
We used our APT specialised degreaser Powermax 2020 and Citrus RTU to clean throughout the plant heavy presses and the cutting and forming equipment as these products quickly break down and emulsify all the surface grease, oils and other surface contaminants to allow for washing and wiping off.

Once all contaminants had been removed, our team of painters applied the specified, appropriate paint to the machinery to reach the desired final finish.

We used the Powermax 2020 degreaser for the industrial floor cleaning through a scrubber dryer.

The Result
APT completed the programme of works to the client expectations, thus have been awarded further ongoing planned schedules of works to ensure further progression and upgrading of other areas within the production facility.

Other Comments
As part of our ongoing partnership APT have demonstrated to the client how to implement the Powermax 2020 degreaser into their Kaizen cleaning programmes for weekly cleaning maintenance and floor cleaning tasks.

Client Testimonial
APT were engaged to carry out a demanding programme of industrial plant machinery cleaning and commercial re-painting works. They have delivered excellent results clearly demonstrating their competence to deliver the required outcomes, we will continue to use their services to support our ongoing operations.”

Colin Holmes
Facilities Manager

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