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As the year comes to a close we are celebrating a successful 2017 with an increase in production to 46,000,000 litres compared to 40,000,000 litres in 2016. We successfully launched nine new market leading products across our portfolio including Gateway AC (a development of our web based hygiene management system), Express Foam, Optimum Holistic Green Range, Optimum Hair Degrader, Optimum QFD 60 (QAC free disinfectant), Optimum Bio Laundry Liquid Detergent, Optimum Laundry Spot & Stain Remover, Legend Wipes and Teat Dips for the farm dairy sector.
We trained 785 delegates on 51 accredited hygiene training courses at locations across the UK, Ireland and some worldwide. Our Safe Working with Chemical course was delivered either by our Technical Sales Consultants or via eLearning to 10,812 delegates.
Our success has also had a positive effect on the local jobs market as we have increased our work force to over 200 members of staff. One of the biggest achievements of the 2017 was our Environmental Initiative that removed around 60 tonnes of raw materials containing Phosphorous from product formulations.
Commenting on the year’s results, Nick Edwards, Sales Director, of Holchem said: The growth in our output this year is a result of the hard work put in by every single member of the Holchem team. We have grown our customer base across all the sectors we work in and, as a result, have grown our team, which I’m especially pleased about. The growth in the training providing arm of the company demonstrates our expertise in the field and is testament to the knowledge and talent base we have working here at Holchem. Seventeen team members also completed National 3 Peaks Challenge and donated all the fundraising to the Bury Hospice. I’m looking forward to welcoming 2018 and enhancing our position in providing hygiene technology solutions.