Omnipole's Disruptive Innovations *
A disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network (over a few years or decades), displacing an earlier technology. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically first by designing for a different set of consumers in the new market and later by lowering prices in the existing market.
Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning Equipment
Omnipole's Directors experience of building and operating van or trailer mounted water tank cleaning units began in 1984. They developed an innovative graffiti removal / monument cleaning system to enable their staff to carry out the rapid servicing.of their clients Banks, Building Societies and Public buildings together with a National Monument and Statue Cleaning Service
This early invaluable experience of building van mounted equipment helped lead to the development of the Omnipole Window Cleaning System in 1997.
Omnipole's Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning using pure de-ionised water signaled a revolutionary change to to the traditional methods of "shining" using a ladder,bucket and scrim.
Omnipole led the way in many of the Window Cleaners tools now seen in every Town and City a few examples being Safe Baffled tanks, Trolley's and Backpacks.
GutterVac Gutter Cleaning System
The GutterVac was created following a chance remark by a London Underground Engineer in the early hours of a
November morning in 2001.
Cleaning company PH Cleaning Services was contracted to clean the high level windows, frames,
glazed domes, together with the stone, brickwork and cladding to the platforms of Gloucester Road Underground Station
using the Omnipole Window Cleaning System.
Glyn Howard a partner in PH Cleaning and MD of Omnipole was on site with PH staff together with London Underground personnel when the supervising engineer said how good it would be to be able to remove accumulated debris on ledges high above the platform and escalator area from this chance a remark a prototype GutterVac was created and the rest is history.
Over years the GutterVac has been field tested and developed into the revolutionary system it is today.
Roof and Wall Cleaning using the Wall Crawler
Omnipole's latest innovation the "Wall Crawler" was conceived to solve a problem encountered by OCS at one of their flagship contracts The National Exhibition Centre NEC Birmingham.
OCS were tasked with carrying out the cleaning of fair faced concrete fascia in the exhibition centre's courtyard areas both safely and at a reasonable cost.
The task's difficulty was compounded by the well established shrubbery. After a number of meetings and trials with prototypes Omnipole finally solved the problem helped no end by OCS's HSQE Manager Roy Terry inspiration.
Following the success with the wall crawler Omnipole then went on to carry out trials on roofs safely clearing moss algea and years of grime.