Oleonix Rail Freight Company Case Study

Solving The UK’s Largest Rail Freight Company’s Cleaning Issues

We partnered with one of the largest rail freight transport companies in the UK, to help them improve their cleaning process. Operating over 225 locomotives, the company transports large cargo across the UK rail network for commercial customers and public sector organisations.

Due to the volume of industrial dirt, the leading freight train company struggled to clean its freight trains, floors, and platforms. Coming into contact with the most challenging substances, including grease, oil, fuel, excrement, and blood, the undersides of the trains were particularly time-consuming to clean.

The rail freight and logistics provider was using a neat acid cleaning solution that didn’t successfully remove all of the dirt and left acid streaks on surfaces. They were spending too much time and money on cleaning platforms, floors, and locomotives covered in industrial dirt and wanted a cleaning product capable of reducing this burden while achieving better results.

Oleonix partners with rail freight company

This picture of one of their trains demonstrates the difference between the surface being cleaned with a neat acid and Oleonix. You can see the acid streaks left on the surface, whereas the centre has been cleaned with Oleonix’s spray and wipe.

The Power Of ‘Micriolysis’

The Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner can penetrate and remove all types of dirt from any surface like no other cleaning product available on the market. Simply mix it with water to activate the power of ‘micriolysis’, the active agent which we created in-house using a unique blend of cleaning chemicals to produce an unrivalled level of cleaning power.

During the creation of our cleaning solutions, we ran trials and found that the cleaner a surface is, the harder it is for additional dirt to stick to it. For this reason, we specifically designed our Full Spectrum Cleaner to go deeper than conventional cleaning products and remove even the smallest dirt particles adhered to the surface. Doing this creates an exceptionally clean surface that dirt struggles to attach to, ensuring that the surface stays clean for as long as possible.

One of the company’s trains covered in oil, grease, fuel, blood, and excrement. The centre has been cleaned with our spray and wipe.

Oleonix Removes Industrial Dirt With Ease

Our team demonstrated the power of the Full Spectrum Cleaner to the award-winning rail freight company, who were blown away by the results. It cleaned their trains, platforms, and floors with ease and was even able to remove the toughest industrial dirt from the undersides of the train carriages. During the demonstration, the company saw how poorly their old cleaning products were performing and were delighted that they could achieve better results with one superior product.

Switching to a single product for all cleaning requirements has significantly reduced cleaning times and saves each site an average of £38,000 on chemical costs. The Full Spectrum Cleaner offers the flexibility to modify the dilution based on how dirty the surface is, allowing further reductions in cleaning costs. The large rail freight company is now using our Full Spectrum Cleaner throughout the business to remove all types of industrial dirt and achieve clean surfaces that stay clean for as long as possible.

One of their floors, cleaned with Oleonix.

The Impact of Oleonix

  • We are saving each site an average of £38,000 on reduced chemical costs
  • Cleaner surfaces that stay clean for longer
  • Reduced time spent cleaning
  • Reduced cleaning frequency and increased productivity
  • One cleaning product instead of several
  • Lower cleaning costs
  • No more acid streaks running down their trains
  • Fewer chemicals in the cleaning process

If you’d like to learn more about how Oleonix can help your business, please contact us.