Hillbrush Invests in Solar for the Future

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest and long-established manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has extended its investment in solar power as part of the company’s commitment to making its UK production site far more energy-efficient and significantly reducing its carbon footprint.

Based at Mere, Wiltshire, UK, Hillbrush’s production site operates six days a week, with multiple shifts, while the company’s visitor center at Visit Hillbrush is open five days a week, together consuming more than 1,276 MWh of electricity per annum. Hillbrush has recently invested to extend the solar panelling system comprising a total of 510 panels across all buildings including the roof space on Visit Hillbrush. The solar investment will enable Hillbrush to make significant reductions in energy consumption as well as cost savings over time.

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Hillbrush Ready for 100 Year Celebration

Next year marks the 100th birthday of Hillbrush, the UK’s largest and longest established, manufacturer of traditional brushes and specialist cleaning tools and a jam-packed year of celebrations is planned. A new logo has been developed for the company to reflect this significant milestone, with a commemorative book written by chairman Philip Coward reflecting on 100 years of the family business to be launched in January. Mid-summer will see staff celebrations and several fundraising initiatives in aid of the Royal Warrant Holders Associations Charity Fund. A special reception will be held for customers and suppliers in September 2022 at the company headquarters in Mere. Commemorative items, including a specially designed “birthday brush” will be for sale in the Hillbrush visitor center shop throughout the year.

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New Hillbrush Initiative Utilizes Recycled Bottle Fiber

As part of its Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibilities (CSER), Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has replaced the coco fiber used in several of its traditional brushes, with a new fiber material made from recycled plastic bottles.

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New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

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Improved Hygiene Performance With New Hillbrush Bannister Brushes

Hillbrush has remodeled its range of professional hygienic bannister brushes featuring several changes that improve hygiene and cleaning performance. With a slimmer, finer design, Hillbrush’s new bannister brushes have a better spread of brush fibers to enable enhanced cleaning in corners and on edges. 

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Hillbrush Appoints Food Manufacturing Hygiene Expert

Mariane HodgkinsonHillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools for the food industry has appointed Mariane Hodgkinson, an expert in food safety and hygienic manufacturing design as a consultant.

With almost 20 years of food industry experience, Hodgkinson will be working with Hillbrush to provide expert advice as it further expands its range of hygienic cleaning tools for food manufacturing settings. She will also provide insight and training on areas such as preparing for audits and cleaning best practices which will be available to Hillbrush’s customers in due course.

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Hillbrush Makes Further Injection Moulding Investment

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools has invested in a second large-scale injection moulding machine at its site at Mere in Wiltshire, U.K.

The 1000 tonne Haitian MARS 2 injection moulding machine will enable Hillbrush to venture into new trade moulding business, fulfilling larger tooling projects that the company would otherwise have to outsource, such as snow shovels, warning A-frame signs, multi-impression dustpans and buckets.

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Tim O’Brien Joins Hillbrush

Hillbrush has appointed Tim O’Brien as business development manager to further develop its business in the US. As an experienced salesperson, O’Brien has spent the last 12 years specializing in selling hygiene tools, including Hillbrush lines, to food manufacturers, wineries and breweries throughout North America. He will be based on the West Coast at the heart of the US food industry.

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