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Hugh Crane opens new showroom and training facility

Published 10th November, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Hugh Crane opens new showroom and training facility

Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd held its open day recently at its refurbished site at 148 Station Road in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The multi million pound investment sees 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. He praised the reinvestment in the business and thanked the company for its continued support and expansion of the site where they have built a loyal client base over so many years.

Jim Saunders, manager of the branch near Peterborough, said: “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 and we now have 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 we see as a major advantage.”

Hugh Crane supplies a large range of cleaning equipment, chemicals and supplies from some of the industry's leading manufacturers as well as having its own specialist manufacturing facility.

Manufacturers demonstrating their equipment during the open day included Commando Pressure Washers, MAC International, Kranzle, Karcher, Nilfisk Alto, Numatic, P Wave, IVO, Meguiars, IPC Gansow, and G&S Services.

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 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.

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