Yorkshire company, Disposables UK, which manufactures the Bay West range of washroom dispensing products for work environments, has announced that the range was chosen as a product of choice at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Having been recommended by one of its distributors, with whom they worked in partnership to secure the prestigious contract, the Bay West product range was chosen to be placed in the washroom facilities at venues within the Olympic Park.
Strict protocols have, to date, precluded Disposables UK talking about its involvement, but it’s now “cheers all round” as the company reveals how, via its distributor, it scooped gold to secure this chance of a lifetime.
After a highly competitive tender process conducted by LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) in conjunction with Disposables UK’s distributor and involving a face to face meeting with the Disposables UK team, Bay West washroom dispensing products were selected for use in the Velodrome and Basketball stadium.
Such was the impression made that they were then asked to supply additional Bay West product to the main stadiums and the press areas.
In all, some 16,000 Bay West dispensers were installed within the Olympic Park, and across the duration of the Games 7,500 cases of product, including toilet tissue, soap and hand towels, were delivered; 220,000 toilet rolls were used in conjunction with Bay West dispensers and 10,000 cartridges of soap were provided. Products, all produced on site at Disposables UK’s headquarters in Meltham, near Huddersfield, were installed by a dedicated fitting team made up of Meltham-based staff over the period August 2011 to June 2012.
Such is the reliability of the products that, throughout the duration of the Games, the thousands of people using the washroom facilities always had access to toilet tissue, paper towels and soap.
A key factor in LOCOG’s selection of Disposables UK was its impeccable green credentials. Established in the region for twenty five years, it was the first paper converter in the UK away-from-home market to be awarded EU recognised certification and to carry prestigious Ecolabel accreditation.
Emma Wood, Marketing Manager, Disposables UK,said:
We are immensely proud to have had this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to provide our Bay West products to the 2012 Olympics. It is a massive accolade for the company and testament to both the strength of our products and the dedication and professionalism of everyone involved in the negotiations. We are thrilled to be able to say that we were a supplier to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.