14forty introduces cleaning robot

14forty has introduced a sophisticated cleaning robot into parent company Compass Group UK and Ireland’s Chertsey headquarters to help reach its sustainability goals and maximise productivity. The company partnered up with cleaning innovation specialist Killis to deploy the robot, named Hanzel in honour of Compass Group’s Hanzel Gardener who sadly passed away during the pandemic.

Hanzel uses a scrubber-dryer system that uses 70% less water and fewer chemicals than traditional cleaning products. Compass says that it will play a key role in helping the caterer achieve its target to reach net zero by 2030.

Mauro Ortelli, managing director of 14Forty, said: “The pandemic has highlighted the importance of keeping our environment and surfaces as clean as possible if we want our people to stay safe. The introduction of robotics to 14forty’s cleaning proposition will support our teams who work diligently to keep our clients’ buildings clean and sterilised day and night, helping their employees to feel at ease while at work.”

14forty says it expects to use more robots across client bases in the future. Compass is already using a dozen robots in its Medirest arm and has deployed another for vacuuming purposes at a 14forty client site.

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