RoboVacs examine in for responsibility at Travelodge


To help their housekeeping groups Travelodge have enlisted the assistance of RoboVac buddies to maintain their lodges as clear as might be.

The 7,500 vacuum cleaners are customized made for the 9 Edinburgh lodges in addition to the opposite 570 all around the UK.

The employees at Travelodge have almost 44,000 rooms to scrub day-after-day, and vacuum the gap from Edinburgh to New York day-after-day, so the vacuum buddies will lighten the load by taking on one of many extra strenuous duties.

Travelodge teamed up with KILLIS Ltd a Sheffield based mostly firm which specialises in cleansing gear and got here up with an engineered resolution for industrial cleansing in busy lodges.

The brand new RoboVac buddies are the results of 9 months work producing 5 prototypes earlier than this one. The machine is powerful sufficient to cope with the work with an industrial booster battery, and a bigger and lighter mud collector. The vacuum is greener and quieter than conventional machines and use solely 60 watts of energy quite than the 1200 watts a standard corded hoover makes use of. The machine is bagless making it extra environmentally pleasant.

Every housekeeping staff member could have a RoboVac assigned to them and it’ll work alongside the housekeeper who will set to on the opposite duties to comprehensively clear the room and toilet. The RoboVac cleans underneath beds and alongside hallways and different public areas.

On the finish of the shift the buddies are tucked into their bunk beds for R&R (Recharge and Relaxation).

Craig Bonnar, Travelodge, Chief Govt mentioned: “We’re very excited to kick begin 2022 by revolutionising the hospitality sector and supporting our  housekeeping groups with the roll-out of the UK’s first lodge RoboVac Buddy  recruitment programme. Housekeeping is crucial and bodily demanding job at Travelodge and we’re all the time searching for low price and progressive methods to help our colleagues. Automating vacuuming with the introduction of the Travelodge RoboVac Buddies is a enjoyable, win-win resolution which helps us to drive a greener, cleaner and extra environment friendly room clear. The military of Travelodge RoboVac Buddies have settled in very well and are a large hit with our lodge groups and clients.”   

Lira Namoni, Travelodge RoboVac Buddy Coach mentioned: “On behalf of my colleagues throughout all the UK Travelodge lodges, we’re thrilled to welcome our new RoboVac Buddies. They’re simply unbelievable and made such a major distinction to housekeeping duties. They’ve now all accomplished their induction coaching and handed their probation and are simply raring to get to work. 

Travelodge has round 1,000 RoboVacs on standby in a secret base in order that they are often deployed to a Travelodge lodge in case of an emergency. 

KILLIS Ltd who designed and constructed the RoboVac Buddy with Travelodge have additionally constructed a bespoke surgical procedure at their headquarters to offer a full well being service for the Travelodge RoboVac Buddies.      

Tibor Killi, KILLIS Ltd, Managing Director, mentioned: “We’re delighted to work with Travelodge and create the UK’s first hospitality spec RoboVac. That is the most important cleansing gear mobilisation in our firm’s historical past and it has been an honour to be making historical past with Travelodge inside the hospitality world.” 

“The Travelodge RoboVac Buddies are going to revolutionise the corporate’s housekeeping groups working lives and will likely be an awesome addition to the Travelodge lodge groups. It has been a pleasure working with an progressive firm who places its folks and clients on the coronary heart of its enterprise, and we stay up for the subsequent problem Travelodge offers us.” 



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