The first commercial chain in Poland to be disinfected with UV-C

Spolem introduction

Spolem shops

Ozorków, Poland

Philips UV-C disinfection devices reduce the risk of contamination to customers and employees of 'Społem' shops and increase safety and comfort when shopping. 

"We believe that investment in Philips UV-C disinfection devices confirms the quality and the credibility of our brand – especially in such a difficult situation as the coronavirus pandemic."
Agnieszka Derlecka, President of 'Społem' shops, Ozorków
Spolem Customer Challenge

The challenge

Społem is one of the largest retail chains in Poland with more than 3,000 shops. To protect staff and customers during the pandemic, Społem wanted to maintain the highest sanitary conditions to prevent the spread of disease, but the constant flow of customers made this a real challenge.

Spolem solution

The solution

Philips UV-C disinfection upper air devices were mounted on the ceilings. These continually emit UV-C radiation in the upper part of the shop while still allowing customers to carry on shopping during their operation. To disinfect surfaces, UV-C battens were installed, which are automatically activated at night when no one is present.

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