It's all about safety and sanitisation for innovative Oldham firm
Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 25 October 2020
The Fumi-Gate team are pictured (left to right): Jake Smith, Jack Wilcox, Jake Whittaker and Grant Whittaker
Innovative equipment from an Oldham-based company is helping businesses and venues keep their visitors Covid-secure as soon as they walk through the door - or rather, gate.
Fumi-Gate have designed and developed the full body sanitising system to help reduce the risk of infection and keep public places safe.
Kitted out with full body sensors, the gate activates when someone walks through, spraying a gentle mist of nano silver which kills viruses, fungi and bacteria, including Covid, but is not harmful to humans.
The idea for the apparatus originated because of the pandemic and brought the local team together to form a company, based at the Chambers Business Centre, in a bid to turn their ideas into a reality.
The gates, which have been fully tested and certified, have already been installed at sitesacross the UK as well as in Warsaw Airport and Porsche car showroom in Poland.
Jack Wilcox, Head of Business Development at Fumi-Gate, explained: “The beauty of our gate is that it’s suitable for any kind of business that has a footfall of people, from offices and retail to education establishments, hospitals and care homes.
“There are other products like it on the market but a lot of them are big pieces of apparatus which are not aesthetically pleasing.
“Our design is on wheels so it is easily moveable and it has got a chrome finish to make it more attractive.
"It emits a gentle spray that you can barely feel but the protection lasts for 12 hours.
“It’s a simple piece of apparatus but can make a big difference to public health and safety for all kinds of businesses and venues.
"We hope it will help to shape the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Find out more online at: www.fumi-gate.co.uk or call 0330 043 0565.
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