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25.10.2013, 00:10

New fast gum-removal system transforms two major shopping centres and Stratford’s Olympic site

Author: Gum Wand Ltd

Facilities management provider, Cleanevent Group, has introduced revolutionary gum-removal machine at its Stratford sites.


Gum-removal expert, Gumwand, has recently supplied its revolutionary new machines to two of the UK’s most prestigious shopping centres and the Olympic site in Stratford in a move to eliminate the perennial problem of gum litter, and significantly improve the visitor experience.

Chris Thomas, Key Account Director at Cleanevent Group explains: “The shopping centre in Stratford for example had a major issue with chewing gum litter. People get rid of their gum as soon as they step off the tube, and instead of looking for a bin, they throw it on the ground. It was leaving an unsightly and unhygienic trail, yet to remove it had been expensive and disruptive. The new Gumwand has solved all that. It’s going to be a world-beater.”

Gumwand is an easy-to-use, portable solution that requires no generator or trailing cables. It’s hand-held and uses steam and ‘green’ detergents to clean surfaces in seconds – and removal costs less than 1p per piece of gum.

Chris Thomas continues, “We’ve tried most solutions in the past from floor scrapers, which don’t remove residue, through machines which need special transport and can’t be used while the public is around due to their size, and devices which freeze the gum but they are pretty ineffective. The gum problem hasn’t been solvable until now, and we are excited about spreading the word.”

The machine is a standalone product that doesn’t require special transportation. Chris Thomas explains, “With its ease of use, Gumwand allows us to clean during busy times and isn’t disruptive which means we can clean for longer and get better results.

“The Gumwand team has been very professional and true to their word – the product did exactly what it said it would.”

To find out more about Gumwand, visit


Cleanevent Group

Cleanevent Group is a market leader in providing total or single facilities management services to a wide range of businesses across the UK and France. The company has 13 years of experience in delivering cleaning and other facilities management services to some of the biggest and most prestigious shopping centres, stadiums, arenas and other commercial venues in Europe.

By drawing on the vast pool of knowledge and experience within the Cleanevent Grou team, it ensures that clients receive an individual and personal approach with tailored services to meet the unique demands of their businesses.

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