Following the immense impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, the importance of buying locally from UK manufacturers has never been higher, due to the drop in overseas exports.
At Uniwipe, our wide range of products are made in-house at our UK-based factory, which offers a number of benefits for those looking to bulk buy high-quality antibacterial wipes.
In this blog post, we’ve shared the top 4 reasons why you should bulk-buy antibacterial wipes from a UK manufacturer, instead of importing them from further afield.
1. Exceptional production standards
When you purchase from a UK manufacturer, you have peace of mind that the products are made to the highest standards. This is especially important when it comes to buying hygiene products such as antibacterial wipes. Many brands say they are effective at killing germs, but their products don’t always live up to this claim.
At Uniwipe, our wide range of products are made in the UK and meet the highest EN standard certifications available. We also conduct independent laboratory testing regularly to ensure that our antibacterial wipes meet these exacting standards and are clinically proven to help prevent the spread of germs and infections.
The BS EN14476, for example, is a certification which is awarded if a cleaning product contains antiviral ingredients and has the ability to kill Poliovirus, Norovirus, Influenza A and Adenovirus. Another example is the BS EN1276, which tests whether or not a product can effectively kill 99.999% of bacteria within 5 minutes of contact – thus proving its status as antibacterial.
These are just two of the many essential standards which our antibacterial wipes are fully compliant with, exceeding the tests within 60 seconds of contact at the highest test result possible. Our clinical midi-wipes are effective within just 30 seconds when tested to these standards, and our hand & surface midi-wipes have been proven to kill 99.999% of bacteria.
The fact that our products are fully compliant with European standards offers you the reassurance that our antiviral wipes are reliable and effective – a guarantee that is not always ensured when you purchase from overseas.
2. Increased quality control
Purchasing antibacterial wipes from a UK manufacturer also allows for a high level of quality control in the process, which further ensures that the products you buy are effective and reliable.
If products are manufactured overseas at a third party factory, this gives the manufacturer less control of the production process. There won’t be as high a vested interest in the end user if they are being made at an outsourced premise, which may result in the quality of the product being compromised.
All of our antibacterial wipes are manufactured here in the UK at the Uniwipe factory, rather than outsourcing the production process to a factory overseas. This allows us to have full control over every stage of the production process, with more stringent monitoring and continuous reviews.
We also carry out at least 10 quality checks throughout production, from raw material quality controls to packaging integrity, so that our customers get the best performance out of our wipes.
3. Faster and guaranteed delivery
Bulk buying antibacterial wipes from a UK manufacturer also ensures quick delivery. With Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, lead times on a range of different products coming from overseas have increased drastically. If the delivery of cleaning products is delayed, this can have a serious impact on businesses who rely heavily on cleanliness.
At Uniwipe we can deliver our products to you quickly and efficiently, whether it’s a large scale bulk order or bespoke orders tailored to your specific needs. We can also store your order at the Uniwipe factory, with pallets delivered in regular instalments when you need them.
4. Lower carbon footprint
Buying in bulk from a UK manufacturer is also a more environmentally friendly way of purchasing antibacterial products. Having orders shipped from overseas requires more fuel and energy consumption than placing fewer bulk orders domestically, which will have a more harmful effect on the environment as a result.
Sustainability is a fundamental principle in the development and design of our products here at Uniwipe, from efficient production methods and lightweight products, to using recycled materials and minimising waste. Since we are a UK manufacturer, we can provide a highly efficient service that eliminates the need for importing products, which helps to reduce energy usage and our customers’ carbon footprint.
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