Applegreen, the highly successful and visible motorway service stations are expanding their forecourts in the UK and Ireland. They currently have 90 forecourts in Ireland and 42 in the UK which they intend to double in the next two years.
The distinctive Applegreen Stations are designed with state of the art buildings and have the most innovative and energy efficient products installed throughout the buildings.
The most recent project is the new Service Station on the M11 Motorway in Ireland which was built at a cost of €7 million euro. This service station provides petrol and diesel for the car and lorry drivers along with well-known sit in or take-out food outlets, shops, washrooms and rest areas for the motorist and their passengers. It is really a very relaxing place to break from the busy motorway.
Eugene Harrington from HES Electrical Services, who was appointed electrical contractor to Applegreen in Ireland, along with Applegreen’s Chief Designer, visited the ATC Energy Showrooms to review the Hand Dryer options available to them.
After a demonstration of the ATC Eco Blade Hand Dryer, there was a discussion of the specifications, quality and capability of the hand dryer. During the visit a number of key features where examined. Firstly the capability of drying hands thoroughly in 12 seconds was demonstrated!. The issue of potential water on the floor was dealt with by the unique feature of the ceramic plate which aids in the absorption and evaporation of water for up to 250 continuous uses, eliminating pooling and ensuring no water splash back and water on floor. Not only does the ATC Eco-Blade dry hands in 12 seconds it also has a Super HEPA Filter Assembly which eliminates 99% of the bacteria.
ATC Eco Blade is the only hand dryer on the market to achieve the ISO14067:2013 standard and has passed the Carbon Foot Print Certification issued by the British Standard Institute. The ATC Eco-Blade is aesthetically pleasing, easy to maintain and has a 5 year warranty.
Applegreen’s Chief designer said; “The Applegreen Service Stations operate 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year. There is a very large footfall through the stations and it is imperative that the products we install in all stations are fit for purpose. We believe the ATC Eco Blade is ideal for our requirements”.
Ten ATC Eco Blade Hand dryers are now installed in the M11 Service Station in Co. Wicklow and are proving very successful. They will also be rolled out in all future new forecourts.