Workshops losing thousands every year due to bulk buying, Swarfega says

Bulk buckets of hand cleaner could be costing you nine times more than other solutions

Workshops losing thousands every year due to bulk buying, Swarfega says
The average amount of hand cleaner used by technicians from a bulk bucket is 40ml.

Huge buckets of hand cleaner may be a common sight among mechanics and in garages across the UK, but according to Swarfega, these bulk buckets could be costing you nine times more than other solutions.

By switching to dispenser systems, workshops could save around £1,000 a year.

Although buying bulk upfront may seem cost saving, frequent of hand-washing among mechanics means that much of the product ends up being wasted.

Despite the obvious pros to using these buckets, such as being easy to use and store, Swarfega estimate that up to 80 per cent of the cleaner from a bulk bucket is washed away without being used.

A recent Swarfega survey also showed that more than a third of workshop technicians wash their hands over ten times a day so it will come as no surprise that the results of this waste are pricey.

According to Swarfega, in a garage of five mechanics, the waste generated from bulk cleaners amounts to around £1,000 of hand cleaner a year.

Dispenser systems

Instead of a handful of cleaner scooped from a bucket, the Swarfega dispensing system will give a precise 4.5ml amount of hand cleaner, meaning around nine times less product is wasted.

It’s estimated that the four litre dispenser unit will provide 900 washes, whereas a 15 litre bucket provides only 375.

Another aspect to bear in mind when it comes to hand-washing is skincare as excessive use of cleaner can strip the skin of natural fats and oils, potentially leading to skin conditions such as dermatitis.

Swarfega have tackled this problem, with skin protection cream and restoration cream as part of its dispenser systems, for use before and after work.

To find out more about Swarfega’s skincare products, visit the website or click “more details” below.

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