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Plans to sweep the board

01 December 2015

Kärcher UK has acquired Manchester-based Clean Sweep Hire, and in doing so, claims to have laid the foundations to become the UK’s leading cleaning machine hire and multi-brand service provider. 

The move will enable customers nationwide to access their Kärcher products in a new way and cements a relationship that has grown from strength to strength over the four years Clean Sweep has offered Kärcher machines for contract hire.

Explaining the purchase rationale, Simon Keeping, Kärcher UK’s MD, said: "We firmly believe that Hire and Leasing has become a significant factor in the Professional Cleaning market. For years, companies have leased their vehicles, IT equipment and forklift trucks. Against that backdrop, many organisations are now making the same decision regarding their floorcare requirements.”

“Clean Sweep has built a tremendous reputation for efficient, responsive machine hire and I’ve admired Steve’s business since we first started working together,” Simon explained.  “As the relationship evolved it was clear that adding a professionally run Hire business to our offer would significantly enhance Kärcher’s position in the UK Contract Cleaning and FM market. At trade shows it became increasingly difficult to tell where Kärcher ended and Clean Sweep began. “Tying the knot” was the logical conclusion.” 

Commenting on his decision to partner Kärcher, Clean Sweep UK MD Steve Dennis said: “Clean Sweep UK moved over to Kärcher as their sole supplier in 2011. The motivation for this move was due to our desire to offer our customers modern, reliable and user friendly equipment."