Modernization of the technological equipment in the carpet washing centre “Taza Lux“, allowed to minimize their consumption of cleaning agents, water and electricity, and thus save money and reduce the environmental footprint of the entreprise.
Initially, the company which Arstanbek Toktombekov founded in 2014, was engaged in washing and cleaning salons and engines of cars. Over time, the company expanded its range of services to carpet washing as well.
The newly introduced service met a high demand in the local market, and the number of the company’s clients was steadily growing. However, the rotary carpet washing machine was not economical, requiring high consumption of water, electricity, chemicals, and manual labor. At the same time, the washed volume per day did not exceed 300-400 m2, making the company unable to cope with the high demand. As a result, this reduced the company’s income and growth.
In September 2019, Arstanbek Toktombekov applied for a KyrSEFF loan through its partner bank KICB to upgrade his rotary washing machine to a modern, fully automated carpet washing machine. After the financial and technical evaluation of the project, the KyrSEFF program team approved the loan for the purchase of production equipment produced in Turkey. The use of new equipment has allowed the company to reduce the use of cleaning agents, water, and electricity by half. In addition, the drying time was significantly reduced, which increased productivity. Now the number of carpets washed reaches up to 1000 m2 per day.
“We offer our customers professional carpet cleaning of any complexity, including for exclusive handmade products. The quality of the work has improved, and the number of orders has increased. Thanks to the acquisition of new equipment, we have begun to work not only with individual clients, but also with businesses,” said Arstanbek Toktombekov, owner of Taza Lux.
According to KyrSEFF consultants’ calculations, the installation of modern equipment will result in annual savings of 57,200 kWh of energy, 5,304 m3 of water and 3,890 kilograms of harmful CO2 emissions. For the successful implementation of the loan, the entrepreneur received a grant from the European Union in the amount of 15% of the total loan amount.