The Kia Oval


The business

The Kia Oval is a 23,500-seater cricket stadium in the heart of London. As one of Britain’s oldest sporting venues, it hosted the first international Test cricket in England in 1880.

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“We always like innovation. It’s brilliant, a great idea and works very well indeed. Feedback has been universally positive.”

Richard Gould, Chief Executive

The Kia Oval solution

The problem

“We were using a combination of warm air dryers and paper towels, but maintaining a clean washroom was difficult,” explains Richard Gould, Chief Executive.

“Water dripped on the floor, and the paper towels required constant restocking and bin emptying to avoid mess. Our warm air dryers were slow and it was all expensive to run.”

The solution

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers.

Low running costs

Airblade™ technology costs up to 97% less to run than paper towels and 69% less than other hand dryers. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer dries 15 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel.

No water on the floor

With the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer there’s no need to move to a separate drying area, so no water is dripped on the floor – leaving washrooms cleaner.

“We always like innovation,” adds Richard, “even with something as everyday as hand washing and drying.”

No paper towel mess

Discarded paper towels can create a negative impression of washroom cleanliness. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer uses two high-speed sheets of air to dry hands. There’s no paper, and no mess.

Fast dry times

Hands are dried hygienically at the sink in just 12 seconds. Some other hand dryers can take up to 43 seconds.

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

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    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

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    Most hygienic

    HEPA filters as standard.

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    Costs less to run

    Up to 80% less than
    other hand dryers.

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    Better for the environment

    Lower CO2 emissions,
    no paper waste.

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    5 year guarantee

    5 year parts guarantee.