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Welsh builders merchants come clean

North Wales’s largest independent builder’s merchant and DIY retailer, Huws Gray-Fitlock, has been so delighted with Broadwood International’s SweepEx modular broom system – it has bought ten. Now, instead of taking one employee most of the day to brush up the yard, the SweepEx is attached onto a forklift truck in a matter of minutes and the sweeping is completed in less than half an hour.

Lorries delivering goods to Huws Gray-Fitlock’s sites drop debris that has to be swept up to meet health & safety requirements and to ensure that particles are not blown into the surrounding areas. This involved one of the employees having to manually sweep the yard, which was not only unpopular, but also very labour intensive. In addition, there was also the potential problem of RSI (repetitive strain injury), which can be caused by uncomfortable posture, prolonged gripping and repetitive movements.

Looking for a more cost effective method of keeping the company’s sites clean, Transport Manager, John Parry decided that the SweepEx modular brush system would not only save costs on labour but would also be a much more effective solution to the sweeping problem.

“We had tried a rotary brush attachment but it was not very effective”, said John Parry. Originally we purchased five SweepEx and found them so efficient that we purchased an additional five units so that all our branches could benefit from the SweepEx system.”

The SweepEx compact design allows a powerful sweeping action both forwards and backwards allowing rapid, efficient and economical sweeping of large areas. The tough system is able to withstand the severest environments as the broom heads and mounting hardware are manufactured from industrial strength steel, with heavy-duty powder coat finish. The easily and quickly replaceable hi-grade polypropylene brush section has rows of 30cm bristles for effective sweeping. Very robust, the brushes will provide around 450 miles of sweeping before they need changing.

SweepEx is available from exclusive UK and European distributor, Broadwood International via its appointed agents. It is capable of handling all commercial and industrial sweeping applications both inside and out. It is the ideal solution for a range of applications within agriculture, construction, local government, utilities, warehouses, factories and public amenities.

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