TBM technician spraying

TBM Rail has extended its hygiene and sanitising services to help businesses tackle ongoing deep-clean challenges caused by the Corona Virus.

As experienced passenger comfort specialists, TBM is positioned to support trains, lorry fleets, offices, schools, care homes and factories with machinery and personnel to disinfect surfaces to combat microbes, viruses and bacteria.

Cleaning seating, washroom facilities and storage tanks are core services offered to transport fleet operators across the UK, including many train and bus companies.

Sanitising solution for transport operators

Recently, TBM has extended these services to include a “fogging” machine that sprays a sanitising mist onto all surfaces within passenger carriages and driver cabs.

The solution kills up to 99.9999% of germs within minutes in dirty conditions, meaning that the surface is cleaned and disinfected in one step. The product dries within a few hours and work areas are ready for use (TBM also offers solutions that can create a protective barrier. Contact us for further details).

TBM’s cleaning team recently supported the Boughey Distribution lorry fleet. The Cheshire-based firm is the UK’s leading ambient grocery distribution and storage specialist.


With a growing fleet of wagons, the company was keen to keep their drivers and customers as safe and hygienic as possible. Over one weekend, TBM sanitised 120 of their lorry tractor units.

Neil Smith, TBM Director, is keen to utilise the firm’s equipment and skills to support local organisations.

He said: “Like most businesses we have been forced to adapt and react quickly to the fast-changing Corona Virus situation.

“We complete daily cleaning and servicing contracts at Crewe. We also take our machinery to transport and maintenance depots all over the UK.

“Our employees live locally, their families work and shop locally, and their children use local facilities.

“With our expertise it makes sense that we make use of our resources to help companies like Boughey Distribution get their lorries, buildings and facilities clean, hygienic and back up and running as quickly as possible.

“More than most, they are helping to keep the UK’s food supply chain moving.”

A mobile sanitising team

Neil Trotter, Boughey Distribution’s Transport Operations Director, said: “We are very fortunate to be able to call on TBM for its specialist cleaning services for our vehicles.

“In these unprecedented circumstances, it’s imperative that we keep our drivers completely safe and our fleet on-the-road so that we can continue to deliver food around the country.

“TBM is providing a proven and efficient sanitising service and it’s a real bonus that we have its team of professionals on our doorstep.”

The sanitising application is suitable for deployment in any areas that need to fight and prevent pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, molds and algae.

TBM is a fully approved supplier to the rail industry with depot inductions already in place. The skilled teams can react quickly and have extensive experience dealing with a wide range of deep-clean situations.

For further information about TBM’s services please call 0844 800 8577 or email enquiries@tbmrail.com