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Manufacturing: The true value of clean

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Manufacturing: The true value of clean

Manufacturing: The true value of clean

Did you know that cleaning is directly connected to your business’s bottom line? Although traditionally viewed as a cost, even a relatively small investment in cleaning can lead to considerable financial returns.

We firmly believe that keeping the factory environment clean plays a big part in helping keep our clients operating at full capacity, which is why we’ve invested heavily in training and equipment, over £35,000 in fact, for this sector alone.

Especially in a manufacturing environment, where staff headcount can be substantial, unintended consequences from a reduction in cleaning budget can really impact revenue. Following the pandemic, and how that affected manufacturers across the country, there has never been a better time to invest in a quality cleaning service.

But how does cleaning affect the bottom line?

Staff wellness – The true value of clean

Cleanliness and hygiene are important factors for employees and employers in any industry, but especially in manufacturing, where large numbers of staff work together in fairly close proximity. A clean environment actively prevents sickness that would otherwise lead to absence. It’s been estimated that a one percent increase in the rate of sickness absenteeism, decreases productivity by as much as 0.66%.1

A clean environment not only makes a physical difference, but also allows employees to feel good in their workplace and improve wellbeing. Studies have even shown a positive relationship between perceived cleanliness and satisfaction, with elements of work speed, volume and quality improving in a clean environment.2

Taking care of your assets – The true value of clean

It’s not just your workforce that benefits from a clean and hygienic environment, but your physical assets can benefit too. Take floors for example – dirt and poor maintenance reduce a floor’s quality, as well as its lifespan. By properly caring for and maintaining these types of assets, you can save on often hefty replacement costs, as well as creating opportunities for sustainable, efficient practices.

We can even help you save on energy costs by providing a day-time cleaning service. By preventing the need for lighting outside of a company’s regular operational hours, you could reduce your lighting use by almost 25%.

And what do we do that makes us different? And why isn’t cleaning in a manufacturing environment the same as in any other commercial setting?

Equipment – The true value of clean

We don’t just turn up with a mop and bucket. Auditing the current equipment being used is an important first step. We quite often like to give the cleaning cupboard a complete overhaul when we come on board, as we’ve got a very particular, and effective, way of doing things. Don’t be surprised if you see our team sporting ghostbuster-esque backpacks – we’ve invested heavily in some really nifty pieces of kit that makes covering the factory floor a breeze.

Large spaces

Our cleaners regularly clock-up thousands of steps when covering a factory environment, but when we’re dealing with huge areas, we use ride on machinery to clean and de-sanitise those wider areas with ease.

Touch points

Touch points in manufacturing sites vary between sectors and buildings, which is why we map these out when we start working with a new client. By doing this, we can make sure that the highest traffic areas are given extra attention.


We’ve been working in manufacturing environments for a while now, so our cleaners are well-versed in the complexities of working within a live operational setting and around sensitive equipment. You might not even know that we are there, but you’ll certainly know that we’ve been.

By investing in a quality cleaning service, you’re sure to see an increase in staff wellbeing, productivity and ultimately, your bottom line. We’ve got years of experience within this sector, so for more information about how we can help transform the cleaning practices in your organisation, get in touch today.

1.University of California at Berkley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
2.Wageningen University & Research