Emrill advises the only way to stay competitive is to invest in the right tools

In the year following the machine's official handover during a Downtown Dubai handover ceremony, the street-cleaning technology has enabled Emrill to carry out a number of special projects in some of Dubai's most prestigious communities and bid competitively on new projects


Emrill, one of the UAE’s largest integrated facilities management service providers, debuted the country’s first CMAR NC 286R hot water pavement cleaner with suction in 2019. In the year following the machine’s official handover during a Downtown Dubai handover ceremony, the street-cleaning technology has enabled Emrill to carry out a number of special projects in some of Dubai’s most prestigious communities and bid competitively on new projects.

Unlike many other street cleaners, the CMAR 286R uses high-pressure hot water, making it extremely effective in the removal of grease, dirt, sand, food stains and even chewing gum from outdoor surfaces. It achieves this while reducing chemical usage by, in most cases, 90 per cent, making it more environmentally friendly as well as more efficient than manual cleaning.

Emrill’s operations director, Gopalakrishnan, explained why the company decided to invest in the CMAR 286R and how it has been used since the purchase: “Emrill has always invested in the latest technology and equipment as part of its commitment to meeting client expectations and providing delivery and cost efficiencies. The FM sector has become increasingly more competitive, with clients expecting greater value in addition to becoming more price sensitive. Emrill has embraced digitisation and machinisation, enabling us to achieve great results and pass on cost savings to our clients.”

The street cleaner is operated by a two-man crew and can achieve the same results as manual cleaning carried out by a 13-man crew. This has enabled Emrill to minimise the number of people on-site, allowing for physical distancing guidelines to be adhered to while ensuring service levels have remained high. Predominantly based in Downtown Dubai, the CMAR 286R’s optional high-pressure washer allows for the easy blast cleaning of hard-to-reach surfaces in addition to roads, pavements and ramps, all without requiring additional cleaning solutions and chemicals. Its compact size makes it perfect for use in narrow pathways and alleys, where it would be challenging to deploy a standard pressure washer and water tanker.

In the past twelve months, the CMAR 286R has been used for a number of special projects, including the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai. Gopalakrishnan said: “The machine is perfect for both pre and post-event special projects, where there is limited time to ensure high-quality cleaning standards are met. We were able to break our own record for cleaning Downtown Dubai after the last New Year’s Eve event, made possible in part by the use of the high-tech street cleaner. Not only does the CMAR 286R cut down on cleaning time required, but it is also very mobile, which means it can be deployed quickly.”

Emrill purchased the CMAR 286R from Viking Gulf, one of the region’s leading cleaning equipment suppliers. Viking Gulf’s CEO, Carsten Mahaini, explained how important it is for facilities management service providers to invest in the latest technology: “Emrill was the first company in the UAE to source and use the CMAR 286R. This demonstrated the company’s commitment to not only increasing efficiency but also minimising the impact of its cleaning activities on the environment. We welcomed the opportunity to provide Emrill with a technology solution that could help the organisation to work towards its ultimate goal of carbon neutrality while not compromising on results.”

In addition to being used before and after events of national importance, the CMAR 286R has also been used in a number of Dubai’s master communities and cars parks across the projects Emrill manages.


For more information, please contact Christina Bostock at iHC: christina@ih-c.com  

About Emrill

Emrill Services LLC is a multi-award-winning integrated facilities management provider in the UAE. The company offers the full range of hard and soft FM and manned security services with innovative solutions tailored to support its clients, including cutting-edge energy solutions and real-time performance management systems. Emrill commands an exceptionally high level of client retention and has enjoyed continuous growth since its formation.

As an industry leader, Emrill helps organisations shape environments and create great places to live, work and visit while achieving their commercial goals through providing a range of highly effective FM solutions. Sectors serviced include residential, commercial, industrial and master communities, as well as industries as diverse as aviation, healthcare, retail, hospitality, education and leisure. Emrill’s mission to be the region’s preferred facilities management partner is being achieved by providing quality services, ensuring safety and building trusted relationships based upon mutual values. Emrill strives for excellence through embracing innovation and empowering its people to be their best through a strong commitment to education and development and employee welfare.

Emrill was highly commended in the Overall FM Company of the Year category in 2020’s Facilities Management Middle East Awards in addition to winning this award five times in nine years. Demonstrating commitment to its key pillars, Emrill also won the Engineering award for the third time as well as the Health and Safety award. Its commitment to helping its employees to professionally develop was evidenced by the company being awarded Facilities Manager of the Year and Young Facilities Manager of the Year awards. The company was also highly commended in the Facilities Management Executive, Unsung Hero and Education and Development categories. Building on this success, Emrill was also awarded Best Maintained Washroom and Excellence in Training at the 2019 MECHF Awards, as well as the Best Client-Contractor Partnership award, attesting to its track record of quality service delivery and client satisfaction.

As the first FM company to be awarded the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for its sustainable and responsible corporate practices, the company has now held this title for eight consecutive years.

Operating to the highest international standards, Emrill is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 41001:2018, NICEIC and BICSc accredited. Clients are fully supported through modern IT infrastructure, dedicated client managers and a 24-hour call centre, and also benefit from the newest technology, industry-leading techniques and latest equipment releases consistently delivered through Emrill’s ongoing Innovation and Future Ready Programme.

To learn more, please visit www.emrill.com 

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