Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd held its Open Day last Friday (30 September) at its refurbished site in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The multi million pound investment see’s the business strategically placed to meet the ever increasing demands from customers along the A1 corridor.
The new showroom and national training centre was officially opened by Steve Barclay MP for North East Cambridgshire. Barclay praised the re-investment in the business and thanked the company for its continued support and expansion of the site where it has built a loyal client base over so many years.
Jim Saunders manager of the branch near Peterborough commented:
“We have been operating from the site since October 2001 and when the option of acquiring the site next door became available in 2014 we decided that strategically it was the right time to expand.
“Over the last few years we have seen a large increase in companies investing in the area to make the most of the excellent transport links. The central location and the demand for warehousing has seen an increase in the demand for state of the art cleaning equipment.”
Over the last two years a large amount of investment has been made in the site, to cope with extra demand and Hugh Crane now has one of the largest cleaning equipment showrooms in East Anglia along with a dedicated national training centre. Customers can now visit the site and demo the equipment before purchasing which the company says is a major advantage.
Hugh Crane supplies a large range of cleaning equipment, chemicals and supplies from some of the industries leading manufacturers. All of its major suppliers held demonstrations during the day on their range of specialist equipment which gave clients the opportunity to view the latest developments within the sector.
Manufacturers demonstrating their equipment included Commando Pressure Washers, MAC International, Kranzle, Karcher, Nilfisk Alto, Numatic P Wave IVO, Meguiars, IPC Gansow and G&S Services from Penrith.
Clover Chemicals ran two sessions during the day on “Cleaning in Place” and its new “Task Based Risk Assessment Tool”. Prochem hosted a session on stain removal from fabrics and carpets as well as having some fantastic new air freshening products on display. Hugh Cranes own Engineering department also demonstrated its Caskforce Brewery range along with hygiene systems which are specific for the food services industry.
The event was well attended and included a hog Roast and beers on tap from Nene Valley Brewery. Suppliers also gave prices for a raffle where money was raised for Sue Ryder at Thorpe Hall in Peterborough.