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MKM Invests In Water Recycling Wash Bays

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MKM, the UK’s leading independent builder’s merchant, has installed water saving closed loop wash bays at all branches offering the new MKM Hire service.  

MKM has taken steps in sustainability by installing water recycling wash bays at all 13 of the branches offering plant and tool hire by June of this year. It will roll out further wash bays in the coming months as the Hire offering is extended to more branches nationwide. 

When looking at maintenance options for its fleet of plant equipment available for hire to customers, MKM chose to invest in ODS’s EWB2 modular closed loop, three-stage system, which reduces water usage and can be adapted for use on a variety of equipment. 

In addition to the closed loop system, which recycles water, preventing wastage, the EWB2 uses ultraviolet light to kill off any bacteria that may be present in the recycled water. This removes the use of chlorine from the process, which is better for the people using the equipment, as well as the environment.  

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Lee Armsby, Business Development Manager for Hire at MKM, said: “It was important for us to find a cleaning solution for our hire plant equipment that is adaptable, efficient and easy to use. In addition to this, the bays from ODS reduce water waste and chemical use. This market leading innovation is a great fit for MKM and helps us achieve our sustainability goals and do the right thing for the environment and communities around our branches.   

“Investing in Hire is an important development for MKM and a fantastic further step in our work to build on the service our clients get from MKM. We take pride in offering a high standard of customer service and our customers are our main priority. By broadening our service offering we can continue to make this the best we can offer while keeping our customer’s experience simple and efficient.”  

Maurice Tomkinson, Business Development Manager at ODS, said: “Our partnership with MKM is built on innovation and striving to achieve water savings without compromising on performance.  

“The installation of our wash bays at MKM Hire branches is symbolic of our shared commitment to sustainability and quality service.” 

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Source : MKM

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11 July 2023

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