Case Study – RPC
RPC Containers are one of the largest manufacturers of moulded plastic fittings and fixtures in the UK with over 47 sites.
The team onsite had previously struggled with cleaning the facility – an imperative given the constant build up of dust produced during the manufacture process – dust that needed to be removed to avoid potential combustion or potentially causing a fire
The previous cleaning methods utilised onsite had been extremely expensive and time consuming to get the work completed. Firstly due to the size of the facility – a huge team of 10 cleaners were required to tackle the job in anything like a timely amount of time.
In addition to this large team, access to the upper levels of the facility also required 6 hydraulic platforms to be bought in as well each time the facility was cleaned – adding nearly £6,000 per clean to the total cost as well.
In all the total Price for each clean was over £16,000 per clean (including cost of hydraulic platforms)
“The previous company had used a great deal more manpower and had also hired in 6 platforms to allow them to clean the high areas, Spacevac reduced the manpower needed by a huge amount and also did not require any platforms, which realised an excellent cost saving for RPC.” (Jamie, RPC)
By tackling the job with a SpaceVac, 2 Cleaners were equipped with SpaceVac’s ATEX cleaning system – to ensure operator safety when removing the potentially combustible dust from the site, were able to clean the entire facility from the ground floor – with no requirement for any additional access equipment.