Swansea business venture lands major deal with manufacturer Panasonic

Commercial cleaning and facilities management company Ms Buckét has won a major new contract with Cardiff-based Panasonic Manufacturing UK.

The Swansea-based company won the deal after showing how it could add value to Panasonic and help create an improved experience for the manufacturer’s employees.

The new contract will involve seven members of Ms. Buckét’s team working on site five days a week.

One of the largest manufacturers in Wales, the Panasonic factory has produced a range of consumer electronics since 1976, including televisions, vacuum cleaners, mobile solutions and laptops.

This is the first time the factory has employed an external cleaning company, having run their cleaning business and managed their cleaning internally.

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Rob Blowers, Plant General Manager, said: “From the outset, it was clear that Ms. Buckét’s philosophy aligned strongly with ours. They are very professional and worked closely with us to establish clear objectives, goals and ideas.

“For us, this new approach has never been just about cleanliness, it’s about improving the environment we all work in and creating the best possible employee experience.”

He added: “Having always managed the management of our facilities in-house, we knew there would be a cost associated with switching to an external cleaning company. However, the solution offered by Ms. Buckét offered such tangible value for the company that we knew we were doing the right thing.

Helen Walker, Managing Director of Human Resources and Company Secretary for Panasonic Manufacturing UK LTD, said: “With over 500 people working on site, the past two years have presented many challenges and made us think differently about how we operate and what our employees want. to see when they come to work.

“We know that with Ms. Buckét on site every day, our team can see for themselves that we have put hygiene and their health and safety at the top of our agenda. Our people are truly our priority.

Mrs Buckét, which was launched by Rachael Flanagan in 2005, has 330 staff operating in South Wales and South West England.

Managing Director Ms Flanagan said: “We work with a number of well-known manufacturing brands across Wales and the South West, so we knew the bespoke solution we were offering Panasonic Manufacturing UK LTD would be the right one for them.

“We have a great team on site with a lot of experience, and by ensuring there is always a manager on site for a client like this, we know their exacting requirements will be met, day in and day out. “

She added: “It was fascinating to learn more about Panasonic’s work, and I’m delighted that the team feels that our philosophy aligns so well with theirs. Innovation and value are at the heart of our offering and we look forward to showing what our state-of-the-art equipment and techniques can achieve. »