SafetyKleen – JetKleen

Meet the Jetkleen

SafetyKleen are a global market-leading parts washing company; offering the most cost-effective and comprehensive solution for component cleaning and degreasing.

Continuous Improvement Support that has Resulted in a Whole New Smart Machine.

Through the need to get the product to market quickly the Jetkleen launched without testing – An ongoing testing platform was developed to evolve the product and production processes in real-time and allow for product iteration going forward.

  • To support this we have endeavoured to deliver continued performance improvement through user feedback.
  • Resulting in improved first-time-pass rate ‘in-house’.
  • And reduced field failures (volume and frequency).
  • The cell footprint has been reduced by 60% without impact on lead time or OTIF (On Time In Full).
  • The product has undergone significant technological improvements incorporating remote monitoring, and real time data capture systems to improve the efficiency of Safetykleen’s front-end processes.

The DisrupterChallenge.

  • Be better than any new entrant equipment.
  • Improve cleaning performance and reliability.
  • Support SafetyKleen’s strategy of moving customers from solvent to aqueous technology.
  • Improve usability and visibility.
  • Align product vision with SafetyKleen company values.
  • Generate sustainable income and long term value propositions.
  • Understand the end user requirements to produce a fully resolved product development package

A Re-design FocusedSolution.

  • As the project developed, it became clear that a full, ground-up redesign of the product was required rather than simply an upgrade; a decision that was driven by our organisational alignment and emerging technology.
  • The initial goal had been to achieve product and production targets but, the new JetKleen has resulted in sales that have greatly surpassed SafetyKleen’s expectations; with conversion rates that are now 3 times greater than any other product in their market sector.
  • Our work with SafetyKleen is the perfect demonstration of the competitive advantage achievable through integrating design, in-sourced metalwork and a consolidated supply chain through to final assembly.

What the client had to say...

We were looking for a long-term relationship so we needed to be working with a company that has stability, financial stability, management stability and again, I think we’ve got a partner here that is in it for the long haul, and not looking at a short-term, quick buck and out.

Safetykleen Jetkleen – Project Lead
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