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Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group
Tennant Company has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity fund Ambienta to acquire Italy's IPC Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $350 million (€330 million). In 2016, IPC Group generated annual sales of approximately $203 million (€192 million). When finalized, this will be the largest acquisition in Tennant Company history.
"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.
European Cleaning Days 2017 - Let's unite to promote professional cleaning in Europe
EUnited Cleaning, with the support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products, is relaunching its 'European Cleaning Days' campaign.
Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.
How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness
Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, urinating in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's health. Now scientists are tackling a new way to monitor water quality: by measuring how sweet it is. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
Cleaning services market to reach $74,299 million, globally, by 2022
A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Cleaning Services Market-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022', projects that the global cleaning services market is expected to garner $74,299 million by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% (2016 to 2022).
Keeping food clean and safe to eat
Matt Montag, distribution sales manager for CleanCore Technologies, which manufactures aqueous ozone cleaning systems used in the food service industry, writes...
Kleen-Tex acquires a leading UK residential mat brand
Kleen-Tex Holdings (UK), the UK subsidiary of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH, has announced the acquisition of The Turtle Mat Company, owner and marketer of one of the most recognised residential doormat brands in the UK.
"With Turtle Mats, we are gaining a strong retail brand for our company portfolio, especially in the UK market," explains Jürgen Teubenbacher, managing director of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH. "For both companies, there are very positive synergies - on sales, marketing, and distribution."
MEPs to vote this week on regulation of robots
From drones to medical and cleaning equipment, robots are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday life. But although some 1.7 million robots already exist worldwide, their use is still not properly regulated. Members of the European Parliament are currently debating and are about to vote on a report calling for rules to regulate the use of robots, including creating a separate legal status for robots.
Sodexo reveals trends shaping the global workplace in 2017
Sodexo, a world leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, has released its 2017 Global Workplace Trends report, detailing the most critical factors affecting the world's workers and employers. The report is an insightful tool for employers navigating the changing workplace to push toward success.
Growing healthcare sector to boost global industrial cleaning market through to 2021
The global industrial cleaning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of close to 5% during the forecast period to 2021, according to Technavio's latest market research.
In this market research report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global industrial cleaning market for 2017-2021. The market is further categorised into five segments based on the chemicals used, including surfactants, enzymes, builders, fragrances and processing aids.
Older workers are not only wiser - they're more productive
A survey that compares the working habits of different age groups among 3,000 office workers across Europe has thrown up some unexpected findings. Among them it suggests that with age not only comes wisdom, but also greater resilience to extra demands and higher levels of productivity than their younger co-workers.
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The cleaning industry hasn't fared too well this week, has it? First came news of supermarket giant Asda having received a £300,000 fine for its transgressions (if you didn't see them, imagine pictures of dead rats, mice, flies, droppings, gnawed bags of food with contents spilling...) in its Enfield home delivery depot, which distributes groceries to online shoppers in London and Essex.
Then it was feminine hygiene services provider PHS, whose gloved operative was filmed transporting filled bins out of a Morrisons supermarket store and to the van for removal, using one of the customers' shopping trolleys, which the operative allegedly didn't clean before returning to the trolley stand.
There were long discussions in the readers' comments sections of the online newspapers, with many Asda customers saying they would either take their business elsewhere or give up online shopping.
The misuse of the shopping trolley led to debates about whether the bins were actually soiled or not, since it was the contents that were an issue, rather than the bins themselves. It only took a comment from a man describing the potential splashing of the bins (not sure splashing happens with ladies but of course they will probably be opening the bins with soiled hands!) before the rest of the posters became convinced that this was something they'd not want to see repeated in their own locality.
Obviously Asda's Enfield depot has had a big clean-up and its counterparts in other areas will no doubt be on their toes to ensure they meet hygiene standards, while PHS's operative will have received extra training and PHS has cleaned all the trolleys at the store where the transgression took place. However, the damage has been done and incidents like this take their toll on the service provider and the facility supposedly being looked after, as well as our industry itself - which is a shame, as there's so much that's good about it.
Not convinced? Then come along and see for yourself, at The Cleaning Show, which is taking place at ExCel in London's Docklands from Tuesday to Thursday next week! You'll be able to examine some of the best products and equipment that the industry has to offer and hear from the experts about the right way of doing things, while taking advantage of one of the best networking opportunities on offer in the UK this year. We look forward to seeing you there...
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This Week's News
Hospital acquired infection control market reaches $16 billion
In its latest report, Kalorama Information says that the global hospital acquired infection control market was worth about $16.0 billion in 2016. The figure includes testing products, device sterilisation, specific cleaning products and HAI treatments.
The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.
International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high
The Cleaning Show 2017, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on March 14th to 16th, will have a strongly Italian flavour this year, with a large number of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.
Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch
A new report launched this week by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) explores the barriers to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, looking at how these can be overcome in a way that could bring a wide range of additional benefits.
'Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen' brings together a broad range of evidence from academic literature and grassroots projects to create a picture of the inter-related solutions that we need to reach zero carbon.
Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell
Drainage engineers in London and the Thames Valley are being sent into an Igloo before they can go down a sewer. Lanes Utilities and Thames Water have invested in a 360° igloo projection theatre that will transform training by allowing teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer, though not experience the smell.
Ozo Innovations launches Eloclear System to advance food factory hygiene
Ozo Innovations is making food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable with the launch of Eloclear, a state-of-the-art single step cleaning and disinfection system.
Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.
COSHH Training - Practical Assessment & Control
The Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.
Win a car in the Indigo 500 competition
Indigo Group has just launched a 'Win a Fiat 500' car competition and to enter, all you need to do is obtain a free, no obligation quotation from Indigo. Entry is restricted to 500 people so you'll need to be quick.
ISS wins five-year IFS contract with global biotech company
ISS has won a five-year contract with a phased-in commencement from 1st June 2017, which builds on an existing customer relationship with Shire, a global biotechnology company. The contract's scope and geographical footprint are now expanded to include more than 40 countries.
OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, which is taking place this week, OCS has announced that it is launching a new apprenticeship programme in the UK which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first year.
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National Account Manager
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturer of Cleaning Equipment to extend its' successful sales team with the appointment of a National Account Manager.
Established in 1954 our Client is a pioneer of innovative cleaning solutions, is still at the forefront of cleaning technology and holds international contracts with high-profile B2B and B2C customers. The role will require a highly motivated and sales-driven manager, who will be able to demonstrate a successful sales career, in order to manage an existing business portfolio and to develop and grow new opportunities.
A key requirement of this role is that the successful Applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business sector. The successful Applicant will have full responsibility and accountability for the business growth within the QSR sector and report directly to the Sales Director.
Computer literacy, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a focused and self-motivated way are also required. A clean, full driving licence, and the availability to be able to work flexible hours due to the nature of the QSR business working hours are essential.
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Business Development Manager
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment.
Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.
The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given.
The role will include managing our existing networks of dealers and distributors plus developing new ones, demonstrating our equipment to prospective clients, installing machines and training end-users, prospecting for new business and attending trade exhibitions. In return we are offering a competitive salary plus unlimited commission based on sales achieved, fully-funded car and support to organize your territory and working operation to achieve the best results.
For an application form or an informal chat please contact Kevin Scott on 01227 771276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered office: Unit 27 Joseph Wilson Ind Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Tel 01227 771276 Fax 01227 770220 e-mail email@example.com web www.duplex-cleaning.com
Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience. Benefits include; the use of a company vehicle, mobile phone & tablet, plus 28 days holiday per annum (Including bank holidays).
We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Contract Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage the service delivery of a number of key contracts. We require an experienced, professional, hands-on and customer-focused individual that shares our commitment to effectively manage an established team, to achieve consistent high cleaning standards.
To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.
Technical Sales Manager: Midlands
PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors.
We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.
Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.
The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
Account Manager (UK and Ireland)
Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.
WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.
We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.
For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news
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National Account Managers
Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K
Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.
The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.
Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.
What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.
Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.
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Recent UK News
BCC Industry Trends Report 2017 published
The cleaning industry contributes almost £25 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council.
The report complied for the BCC by market research company, Firedog Research, shows that in addition to being a huge net contributor to the UK economy, the cleaning industry is also one of its biggest employers, with over 700,000 people.
New Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards introduced
New for 2017 - the Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards have replaced the previous Attendant of the Year Awards, provided by Loo of the Year Awards and relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.
Health & safety 'top of agenda' at Cleaning Show
With 27.3 million days lost due to work-related ill health or injury in the UK last year, health & safety will be top of the agenda at next month's Cleaning Show, where the Health & Safety Executive will be running a session of free workshops to help employers protect their workforce and reduce costs attributed to managing staff absence.
Company fined after young worker suffers 'life changing' injuries
A waste management company has been prosecuted after a worker was left with life changing injuries. Chippenham Magistrates Court heard how the 19-year-old worker and his colleagues had cleared a blockage from the waste picking line, when his gloved hand got caught in the conveyor belt. The roller fractured his right hand, dislocated his wrist and radius and he had to spend two weeks in hospital following the incident.
Selden Research acquires Premiere Products
The Directors of Selden Research are delighted to announce the acquisition of the brand, assets and goodwill of Premiere Products from James Briggs (Hygiene), saying:
“We recognise this as a tremendous opportunity to develop what is one of the longest established and most respected brands in our sector. The Premiere Products portfolio is a perfect fit into the Selden offering; distribution channels are similar; manufacturing requirements are similar, methods and ethos are similar also.
GV Health wins contract with Compass Medirest and Bunzl to supply over 30 UK hospitals
GV Health announced yesterday, two major new collaborations with logistics operator Bunzl Catering Services and outsourced food, catering and soft FM services supplier Compass Medirest. Under the deal, Bunzl will supply hospitals with an extensive range of GV Health products including clinical and non-clinical waste bags, spillage kits and environmental hygiene solutions including wipes and disinfectants.
ISS to provide FM at new Ocado HQ
ISS is commencing a new contact with online supermarket Ocado. ISS will provide an integrated service solution to Ocado at its new Head Office address in Hatfield, which includes catering & hospitality, building maintenance services, cleaning, waste, energy & environmental management and health & safety management.
Events & Exhibitions
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019