Complete cleans up with £1.2m bottle plant deal

Complete Cleaning owner Donald Carslaw. Picture: Contributed
Complete Cleaning owner Donald Carslaw. Picture: Contributed
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Glasgow-based contractor Complete Cleaning has landed a seven-figure deal for OI Manufacturing UK’s vast Alloa plant, which makes bottles for Scotland’s drinks and whisky industry.

The contract, worth some £1.2 million, adds to the firm’s portfolio of significant drinks-related clients, which includes a number of sites for Multi Packaging Solutions and North British Distillers.

Complete Cleaning is one of the country’s largest independently-owned commercial cleaning companies, providing services to industrial businesses, retail clients and public venues throughout Scotland and the north of England.

The firm said the latest deal rounded off a “highly successful” two-year spell, which has seen the business increase its turnover by £2m to £5m, while staff numbers have increased to 430.

Donald Carslaw, Complete Cleaning’s owner and managing director, said: “Cleaning industrial complexes like that of OI is always challenging, especially in an environment that operates 24/7.

“We have committed a dedicated team of operatives and managers to deliver the OI contract, and invested in state-of-the-art, specialist equipment to help us achieve the high standards required.”

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Two years ago, Owens–Illinois, the US parent company of OI Manufacturing UK, announced an investment of £25m in its Alloa plant, helping to safeguard around 600 jobs.

Details of the deal came as cleaning and detergent manufacturer RP Adam announced the opening of a £100,000 powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk. It forms part of a wider £400,000 plant improvement and expansion programme delivered by the firm this year.