“With the air purifiers from Zehnder Clean Air Solutions, we were able to reduce our cleaning, energy and maintenance costs and – even more importantly – improve the working environment for our employees.”
The Ahold distribution centres supply supermarkets throughout the Netherlands with groceries.
As with all areas of the food industry, air purification is a high priority, as part of ensuring exemplary hygiene standards. A big challenge for Ahold distribution centres, however, was the busy forklift traffic and warehouses, which created a lot of dust. This would get into equipment and a significant of cleaning was needed to keep on top of things. Most important of all, however, was the effect of the dust on employes, who complained of poor-quality air and breathing problems. For Ahold, this was unacceptable.
Dust at Ahold‘s distribution centres was reduced by 90 % after the installation of air purifiers from Zehnder Clean Air Solutions. Employees reported a healthier, more pleasant working envi-ronment, and cleaning and maintenance – for example of the forklift vehicles – has been drastically reduced. Ahold could also cut its energy costs with the new air purifiers. This is because warm air that would previously rise to the top of a building is now blown downwards by the air cleaning systems, warming areas below.
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