June 01, 2011 at 10:18 AM EDT
CMH Green Machine - Green Cleaning
CMH environmental department, CMH Green, has built its own mobile cleaning machines - The CMH Green Machines.


CMH environmental department, CMH Green, has built its own mobile cleaning machines. The CMH Green Machines, designed from an overseas prototype is good to the environment and promotes empowerment entrepreneurship.

The Green Machine system uses a natural imported product called Carnauba wax. This wax is sprayed onto your car as a fine mist. The wax lifts the dirt and dust off your paintwork and holds it in suspension. A specially manufactured microfiber cloth is then used to wipe the wax (which has the dirt trapped) off the surface of your car. The surface is then buffed using another microfiber cloth to bring out the natural shine and colour of your car’s finish.

CMH Wax is a natural wax that’s water soluble. It is also SABS approved and because the system uses no water it actually helps the environment by conserving water. The average hosepipe car wash uses +/- 200L per wash. This contaminated water is then washed into storm water drains that empty into our rivers and oceans untreated.

The CMH Green Machine uses only 1L of water to wash the cloth and is also much faster than a conventional wash and on average takes no more than 20 minutes for the average size vehicle.

The CMH Green programme is an empowerment initiative where staff already working at CMH are able to rent the CMH Green Cleaning Carts to run their own cleaning business. Operators will receive uniforms and comprehensive training to assist them with administration, finance and customer relations.

The CMH Green Machines are supplied in the form of kits, which are designed to last a month with a minimum of 420 washes per kit. Apart from washing cars, operators can perform additional cleaning functions in the dealerships including workshop and showroom floor washing, window washing and cleaning bathrooms.

As part of the CMH group, First Car Rental is installing software to monitor energy usage levels so that they can see where and how to minimise energy usage. They are also considering using the CMH Green Machine concept in their smaller branches.

Company Contact Information
First Car Rental
Melissa Storey
106 Pomona Road
Kempton Park, Johannesburg
2000
0861 1ST CAR

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