Business Partnership Corporate

Industrial Cleaning Machines Ltd acquired by Nilfisk-Advance Ltd

Wholesale And Distribution

Sale, hire and servicing of industrial cleaning equipment


Founded in 1986, this niche market business was involved in the sale of new equipment, the hire of new and serviced equipment and the contract servicing of clients’ own machines.

Clients were offered a choice of new or reconditioned equipment purchase or short-term or long-term contracts. All equipment supplied was backed up by service and maintenance agreements carried out by a team of in-house service engineers driving a fleet of well-equipped vans.

The main products handled by the company, who were main agents for established manufacturers, were floor sweepers, floor scrubbers, driers, pressure washers, industrial vacuums, carpet cleaning machines and polishers.

At the time of acquisition, the company had 22 employees covering all aspects of the business, excluding directors, including long serving and highly competent second tier management.

An online software package was used to monitor service contracts with Sage Line 50 accounting and a stock control system also in place.