SectorPaper Manufacturing

LocationNorth West England

ServicesIndustrial Cleaning


The company was founded over 70 years ago, and produces sustainable solutions for paper and board packaging and has developed one of the world’s most advanced recycled paper mills in the UK.

The mill utilises state-of-the-art technologies, including a dedicated Combined Heat and Power (CHP) station to generate clean energy and an advanced effluent treatment plant. The Paper Machine 11 recycles thousands of tons of UK recovered paper each year.


Crest were initially asked to provide a crew to carry out general cleaning in the paper storage warehouse over 3 night shifts. Then came the request to provide a team of UHP jetting operatives to clean the inside of a water storage tank.

The following Sunday we were asked to provide 12 operatives to carry out industrial cleaning of the site during both the construction and the process phase for an indefinite period. Our client needed the crew and equipment to be ready to start the following morning.


The main challenge faced was the urgency.  Our client needed a safe, reliable and sufficiently trained industrial cleaning team. Housekeeping standards needed to be excellent both construction phases and in the process areas.


Crest provided a reliable, safe and cost effective service to our client at incredibly short notice. Eleven industrial cleaning operatives and one operations supervisor were on site the following morning to provide support services. These included industrial cleaning of the process areas and industrial cleaning support throughout the construction phase of the project. Telescopic forklift support was also provided to both the process and construction site. Crest have been working on this site for more than 3 years.


Crests industrial cleaning expertise, safety, timing and cleaning standards were all well above the customer’s expectations. Crest provide the excellent standard of cleaning needed at the paper mill and now are the main provider of  industrial services at the paper mill.

Crest attend the morning work review meetings and actively project manage cleaning incidents on the plant. The team help maximise productivity, ensuring the planned shutdowns are keep to time and the working environment is kept clean.

We provide a multi-disciplined team of eleven personnel, plus a crew of  operatives on call, carrying out multiple tasks supporting the process operations of the paper mill.

These tasks include:

• General industrial cleaning
• Scheduled Industrial cleaning
• Labour and equipment support during monthly and annual shutdown
• Confined space entries into storage vessels
• High level cleaning
• Mini excavator work
• Drainage and tank cleaning using vacuum trucks
• Ultra-high pressure jetting services and high pressure jetting services including drain,pipework and tank cleaning
• Road and car park cleaning using road sweeper
• Window cleaning
• Salt gritting of roads, car parks and path ways during winter months


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