The National : THE NATIONAL Jan - Jul 2014
62 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY – JULY 2014 Holy Cross Laundry has become a leader in the field using state-of-the-art technolo- gies. The recent quarter million dollar investment in a new material handling solution has changed the way they do busi- ness, so it’s no wonder then, that CEO Bob Campbell has plenty to celebrate. The brand new Northgate facility will be able to triple the current pro- duction, 300 tonnes per week! Holy Cross has been dealing with Polyworld for several years – this is the 8th major order they have successfully completed, each time delivering unprecedented results. Production Manager Duncan Hall explains “We're moving forward. This industry has changed so much from the technologies used 20 years ago, and we like to be at the forefront of progress. Metal trolleys are often in a state of disrepair, with low serviceability reducing productivity. Lighter, more impact-resistant trolleys and tubs are the new direction for laundries.” THE ISSUE “Efficiency and productivity are our focus, whilst employee safety a primary value of Holy Cross Laundry. Constant repair, staff hurting themselves and cages being damaged are a thing of the past. The introduc- tion of the Polyworld tubs onto the floor of Holy Cross Laundry has banished many hours of repairs by our mainte- nance team,” Duncan enthused. “The trolleys are extremely lightweight, with significantly increased manoeuvrability compared to their rigid metal counterparts. Repairing tired and damaged metal trolleys is a thing of the past with investments such as this setting Holy Cross Laundries apart. The new trolley tipping machine permits rapid unloading, with no WH&S risk.” THE CONCEPT Polyworld CEO Daniel Wos explains the concept behind the trolley design. "We have analysed the major handling issues faced by the top laun- dries in Australia. The results we saw all reflected the same issues; heavy metal trolleys have problems with weight and manoeuvrability. Tasks which should be simple are all too often arduous. Metal trolleys are noisy in use, where Poly Trolleys are almost silent." Polyworld has recognised the growing emphasis on meeting Occupation Health and Safety standards. Products are designed to provide customers with solutions that minimise the risk of work related injuries. CEO Daniel Wos further describes the thought process that went into the design. "Polyworld have engineered these trolleys to be smoother and easier to handle, without compromising the integrity of the product,” Wos continues. "We always find workplace injury claims go down dramatically." Duncan Hall adds “These trolleys have been easily implemented into the day to day running of the floor and routines. The tubs are lighter, which puts less strain on our drivers and staff. Polyworld has changed the way we work here at Holy Cross.” THE DESIGN Polyworld manufactures 4 dif- ferent styles of trolleys suitable for Australian laundries. The lightweight design draws its resilience from its construc- tion; a single-piece polyethyl- ene body. This feature enables the trolleys to withstand impacts without sacrificing manoeuvrability. Polyworld’s ever-expanding range of 62 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY – JULY 2014 HOLY CROSS LAUNDRY MOVES FORWARD WITH POLYWORLD TROLLEYS Bob Campbell, CEO of Holy Cross Laundry (at left) thanks Polyworld CEO Daniel Wos for another successful contract.
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