When ex-pat Brit professional cleaner Glenn Chidzoy’s fleet of trucks, equipment and cleaning solutions was wiped out in a major flood at his premises in Antibes on France’s glamorous Cote d’Azur, he turned to the old country and cleaning systems professionals Prochem for help.
After all, they are ‘By Royal Appointment’…
“Yes, I confess I am attracted to the fact Prochem has a Royal Warrant of Appointment for carpet cleaning solutions,” says Glenn. “I’m originally from Windsor – and we clean super-yachts owned by royalty!”
A passion for travel and adventure took Glenn by way of California to the south of France back in 1986 where he set up Carpet Care, the coast’s first yacht cleaning service. Much has changed on the way -“lots of development, more demanding and savvy customers, and much bigger boats,” laughs Glenn.
The motto at Carpet Care is to work hard and have fun.
“I think we should enjoy life,” says Glenn. “We’re an artisan company and we’ve stayed true to our roots. The carpets we clean average around three hundred pounds a square metre, so you have to know what you’re doing.
A super-yacht stateroom: the highest quality upholstery and carpeting
“Other cleaning businesses have sprung up over the years and had to diversify but we only clean yachts and we know that market inside-out.”
So much so, in fact, that Glenn doubles up as an advisor to yacht interior designers on flooring procurement and design. The company’s team of four full-timers and up to nine part-timers also fit carpets to the floating palaces of Monaco and as far north to the grand marinas as Genoa in Italy and south to Barcelona in Spain.
It all sounds very glamorous – but it didn’t feel like it back in October of last year for Glenn.
“The region was subject to massive flooding,” he reflects.”We came into the warehouse when the water had receded to find our vehicles and truck mounts completely ruined and all our stock destroyed.”
Glenn took action, acquiring two new Mercedes Sprinters and getting them shipped to Prochem’s headquarters in Surrey where the team in the company’s truck mount facility fitted brand new, top-of-the-range Sapphire SS370 carpet and cleaning machines in less than three days.
A Sapphire truck mount extractor rests between jobs
Stopping only to stock up on a range of Prochem spotters and solutions, the Carpet Care team raced back to the sun and the waiting yachts of Monaco.
“We were only one month out of action,” says Glenn. “That’s a real testament to the concept of service in my view.
“And these are great machines to use – better than the ones we had from another manufacturer previously. They work faster and the dosing systems are more precise.”
For Carpet Care and its customers, Prochem solutions do the job royally!
More on Carpetcare at https://www.facebook.com/carpetcareantibes/
Prochem has held a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen for the supply of carpet cleaning products since 2012.
The prestigious award is a mark of recognition to individuals and businesses for the supply of goods and services to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales for a period of five years or more. It also reflects the recipient’s environmental performance and sustainability.
Issued July 2016 on behalf of Prochem Europe Ltd by
petermuir public relations
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1TF, UK
tel 00 44 (0) 01280 308010 www.pmpr.info
About Prochem Europe
Founded in 1974, Prochem Europe Ltd. is a British manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for carpets, fabrics and floors. Chemicals solutions are made at the company’s headquarters in Chessington, Surrey and are available through an extensive network of national and international distributors along with its carpet, fabric and floor cleaning equipment, accessories and spares. Britain’s leading commercial provider of training to professional cleaners, Prochem Europe also offers a range of industry-recognised training courses for carpet, upholstery and floor cleaning and maintenance at Chessington, covering the latest techniques and maintenance methods.