Clean water means cost savings!

Biochemica UK Ltd has recently added to its extensive customer base by further increasing their presence in the food sector. Our total water management philosophy has already allowed many customers to realise cost savings through improved water treatment.

The washing of vegetables produces waste water high in solids and organics. As successfully implemented at many other sites, Biochemica initially provided a suitable water treatment programme to improve the primary settlement of this effluent, as can be seen below (Fig 1).

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Health & Safety excellence: OHSAS 18001

Health & Safety is of the utmost importance to everyone at Biochemica and this is reflected in our most recent OHSAS 18001 accreditation.

Andrea Linton-Lennon, Credit, Quality & Environmental Manager at Biochemica UK Ltd commented: “The OHSAS 18001 is a Health & Safety standard that ensures we as a company are complying with regulations within our everyday working environment. The procedures and policies we have implemented give us the knowledge and confidence to know that we are doing our utmost to protect all employees and visitors alike.”

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New customers

Biochemica has been successful in securing new waste water treatment customers, adding to its ever growing customer base and starting 2011 off on the right foot.

Biochemica will provide its new clients with waste water treatment speciality chemicals as well technical services as part of the supply agreements.

Biochemica makes Innovation shortlist

Biochemica has been shortlisted for an award in Innovation at a forthcoming awards ceremony.

Dave Ruddy of Biochemica says: “Our company strives to be innovative through all aspects of our business; from devising and implementing smarter ways of reducing our waste and carbon footprint in delivering products and services to our customers, to state of the art technology in our process control systems. We give our staff the freedom to build on ideas that they think will have a beneficial impact on our customers, the environment and our business as a whole.

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New Pharmaceutical contract

Biochemica has successfully secured a new three year deal to provide a multi-national pharmaceutical company with boiler treatment services.

The contract comes as part of a move towards site Total Water Management for the company. Biochemica already provides the customer with all of their commodity chemical requirements, engineering works and Legionella services, meaning that the introduction of the new contract completes the customer’s transition towards Biochemica running all site related water treatment services.

New Biochemica website launch

Biochemica UK Ltd is proud to launch a new look web site illustrating our complete product range and services.

Commenting, Dave Ruddy said: “We have expanded our services and product range over the past few years so we thought it was fitting that we should promote these to current and prospective customers in a new look website.

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Boiler & Legionella contract

Biochemica UK Ltd has won a new contract to supply a leading packaging company with boiler water treatment and Legionella services.

The current site specific contract adds to the existing locations already covered as part of a multi-site deal by Biochemica. In addition, Biochemica will also provide waste water treatment services to site as well as engineering support in terms of water softener service and pump maintenance.

Service award nomination

Biochemica has been been shortlisted within the ‘Service Award’ category at an upcoming regional awards ceremony.

Commenting, Dave Ruddy of Biochemica said: “To be shortlisted for an award such as this is a great achievement for everyone at Biochemica.

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Biochemica offers total water management to food group giant

Biochemica UK Ltd has won a new contract to provide total water management products and services for a leading multi-national food group.

Biochemica will provide all of the chemicals and technical services associated with the successful operation of an effluent treatment plant. Significant quantities of inorganic coagulants are required for the primary treatment process as well as speciality polymers to aid dewatering performance. In addition, Biochemica will also provide service and the necessary chemicals for boiler and cooling water treatment.

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New water treatment contract for Biochemica

Biochemica UK Ltd has been awarded a new water treatment contract to supply a global chemical manufacturer.

The three year contract incorporates the chemical supply and servicing of cooling and boiler systems. Legionella management and hygiene cleaning also form part of the agreement.

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ISO 14001

Biochemica UK Ltd has been awarded ISO 14001 status.

Commenting on how the new accreditation will benefit Biochemica, Andrea Linton-Lennon, Quality Manager said: “ISO 14001 shows that we have made a commitment to improving the environment wherever possible and strive to continue this quest as part of an ongoing and audited process”.

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Total water management

Biochemica UK Ltd have been awarded a contract to provide products and services for a leading multi-national food group. Biochemica will provide chemicals and technical services in regard to the successful operation of effluent treatment plant. Significant quantities of inorganic coagulants are required for the primary treatment process as well as speciality polymers to aid dewatering performance.

In addition Biochemica will also provide service and the necessary chemicals for boiler and cooling water treatment. This also includes Legionella services, water softener servicing and cleaning works. “Biochemica has a long and successful relationship with businesses across the food industry. We are therefore delighted to increase our involvement with another established brand and hope to pass on the same high standard of service and products which has helped us proliferate in this sector”, commented Dave Ruddy of Biochemica UK Ltd.

Improving processes, reducing costs

Biochemica was invited to put forward their proposals to improve the effluent treatment at a site of a multi-national food producer.

The client engineering manager commented, “I was tasked with heading up a team to reduce trade effluent water costs at the site during 2008. At the end of 2008 several water treatment contractors were invited to attend the site to discuss cost reduction initiatives. They were all given the same criteria and the subsequent proposals were evaluated. At the end of this process we changed our supplier to Biochemica as we believed they offered the best proposal. Biochemica came up with best cost savings, whilst delivering the required results. Their service has been very good and we have worked with them on other initiatives and plant improvements.” Based on the continuing work regarding effluent treatment, Biochemica have also been invited to look at other areas of water treatment encompassing their total water management ethos. The site engineering manager also had this to say regarding future projects between the two companies, “We have built up a strong working relationship to deliver results to our businesses. We are currently working on another separate water treatment issues and some plant upgrades. We have also invited Biochemica to look at boiler and refrigeration water treatment.”

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Biochemica scoops business award

Biochemica UK Ltd has been awarded the runner up for the Business of the Year category at the Hartlepool Business Awards, organised by the Hartlepool Business Forum.

The specialist water management company was also shortlisted within the Innovation in Technology category.

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