Rhinowash History

Formed in 1975 by Denis Burns under the name "Power Washing Plant Hire", an Industrial Cleaning Contractor.

Large cleaning contracts awarded ranged from Oil Spillage cleanups to British Steel Works. Identifying a clear gap in the market for manufacture of quality Industrial Power Washing equipment Scotkleen Pressure Washers was formed.

The Scotkleen range of Heavy Duty Power Washers didn't take too long to be noticed and orders from a wide variety of industries that required robust, reliable wash systems.

The early 1980's saw Scotkleen's innovative approach; develop the first Static Power Washer. Offering an alternative to portable wheeled units which were subject to operator abuse, theft and frost damage - the conception of the static virtually removed all these problems.

Winning contracts with British Rail and the Ministry of Defence Crown Suppliers Contract, the Static system proved to be a great success. Local authorities, blue chip clients, plant and transport haulage operators all benefited from the static system.

Scotkleen diversified and strengthened their strong market position with the acquisition of Warwick Pump and Engineering in 1998 forming Scotkleen-Warwick. The increased experience and manufacturing capabilities gained, enabled the development of specialised systems for projects for the Ministry of Defence, many of the UK's food production companies and Virgin train maintenance depots.

The newly strengthened Scotkleen combined with the well respected Warwick brand continued to push the innovative boundaries. To prove and overcome concerns caused by foreign imports over reliability, availability of spares and service back up; Scotkleen-Warwick had to maintain quality and reliability which was expected of their equipment but in addition had to assure customers in the unlikely event that they did experience a breakdown, how quickly and efficiently could they be serviced.

The solution was found in our Unique Quick Swap Design which allowed Scotkleen-Warwick to offer an unrivalled service response. Components can be quickly substituted with direct replacements, minimising downtime.

With this unique design Scotkleen-Warwick continues to lead and succeed in the UK and global market place with a clear focus of changing and evolving to suit the current market place.

On the 8th July 2009, Scotkleen-Warwick changed its name to Rhinowash.

The new Rhinowash name reflects our values of reliability, durability and serviceability and will serve as a solid platform for the future expansion and development of our company in the years to come.