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Private equity firms have bid $22 billion for SCA hygiene unit-paper
A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.
"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
Proposals for cutting food waste discussed
On Tuesday, Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed that a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by the 'best before' and 'use by' labelling.
SCA to become two listed companies
At the Annual General Meeting of SCA, the company's shareholders voted in favour of the Board of Director's proposal to split the Group into two listed companies.
This Week's News
Unger Stingray acclaimed for outstanding product design
The indoor cleaning system Unger Stingray has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award. The expert jury selected the innovative product as the winner in the 'Product Design' category from more than 5,500 entrants.
"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.
Finalists announced for Cleantech Innovate 2017
The 36 leading innovating companies in the low-carbon tech sector selected as the finalists for Cleantech Innovate 2017, the showcase for the commercial low-carbon stars of the future, were announced yesterday - and intelligent warm air hand dryer manufacturer Savortex as well as a number of recycling and waste-to-energy innovators are amongst them.
Cleantech Innovate showcases the very best in clean, green, low-carbon technology and will take place at the Royal Institution in London's Mayfair next week, on 27th April.
Europe's happiest workers revealed
Levels of job satisfaction vary significantly across Europe, with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research by ADP. The new study of nearly 10,000 European working adults explores how employees across Europe feel about the future of work.
According to the research, Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees are the most satisfied, whilst the UK comes joint fifth. In the UK, satisfaction levels also differ greatly across regions; three quarters of those based in the East are satisfied (75%), whilst only 59% of employees in Northern Ireland are satisfied.
UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'
The inaugural World of Facilities exhibition and conference, which organiser UBM India is planning to turn into India's premier trade event for the facilities management product & service industry, took place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from 24th - 26th April 2017.
Through World of Facilities, UBM India will provide a trade platform for the facilities management supplier industry to showcase their innovative products & services, network, and connect with key decision-makers from every level of a wide range of sectors.
AQS and Panton McLeod partner to produce clean water solutions in Ireland
AQS Environmental Solutions is working in partnership with UK water quality engineering specialist Panton McLeod to deliver innovative clean water solutions in Ireland.
The relationship allows customers to benefit from AQS's unrivalled suction and jetting technology and expertise, combined with UK-based Panton McLeod's industry-leading chemical cleaning and clean water maintenance systems.
RAS gears up for SaniGives
Towards the end of last year, The Restroom Association (Singapore) unveiled plans for SaniGives, a new initiative designed to recognise cleaning attendants. RAS asked its existing partners - Adkel Solutions, Adsec Global, and Viso - to support SaniGives by raising donations.
The donations will be used to organise tribute meals and present grocery vouchers to cleaning attendants during 'appreciation activities'. Members of the public who donate to RAS online via www.giving.sg will benefit from discounts of up to $60 when they purchase products directly from the three partners.
Afflink offers Earth Day tips for distributors and suppliers
In honour of Earth Day, Afflink, a global expert in supply chain management and developer of the free Elevate process, is offering the following suggestions on how distributors and suppliers can become more environmentally responsible.
Most of these suggestions involve the transport and packaging of products. According to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing for Afflink: "This is usually where distributors can make their most significant contribution in reducing the industry's environmental footprint. With this in mind, he suggests the following:
Citron Hygiene acquires Alpine Jan-San
Citron Hygiene, (formerly Cannon Hygiene Canada) renowned for its commercial washroom and foodservice hygiene products and services and pest control solutions, as well as a broad range of chemical and other facility-based products and services announced yesterday that it has acquired Alpine Jan-San, effective March 21st, 2017.
Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification
Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.
ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental challenges of the future. It provides a framework for the development of an Environmental Management System, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and providing a systematic approach to continually improving environmental performance.
Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master is an old hand
On 27th April, at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' annual ceremony at St Olave's Church in the City of London, John (Jack) Broadley will be installed as the new Master - a position he previously held in 2003/04.
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies, which started in the 12th century.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Recent UK News
Biotechnology sachet solution
London-based Cleanology is taking its chemical-free cleaning offering to the next level with the roll out of biotech wipes for tablets and mobile phones, and pre-portioned cleaning fluids and floor cleaner in sachets.
Biotechnology uses enzymes to 'eat' dirt and bacteria. The tiny molecules access even the hardest to reach areas, and carry on working for days after application.
Rosemor expands into China
Rosemor has been working for a long time on finding the right partner to market its products in China. With a population of 1.357 billion, it was crucial to find a company that had already tapped into this market.
Recently Rosemor has collaborated with a well-known dealer, Shanghai EMC, (www.emclean.cn) whose managing director Jonathan Zhang won an award presented by China Clean Expo for his distinguished contributions to China's cleaning industry.
Upcoming WFBSC congress programme finalised and available
The programme for the upcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors congress - taking place later this year from 18th to 20th September and in Berlin for the first time - has been released by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade and Messe Berlin.
The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, while the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has also presided as president of the WFBSC since April of last year.
Cleaning up London's air
Every year, over 9,000 Londoners are said to be dying prematurely from long-term exposure to air pollution and the latest research shows that hundreds of schools are located in areas exceeding safe legal pollution levels.
Mayor Sadiq Khan is implementing tough measures to reduce London's deadly air pollution and protect the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
ECMR welcomes new partner
The European Cleaning Machines Recycling has extended a warm welcome to new member Kimberly-Clark Professional, which chose ECMR to bring in a sustainable approach to company policy; improving respect for the environment and providing a boost to the circular economy.
DCS Multiserve - How to clean a... Skyscraper
Skyscrapers are impressive structures that make up some of the world's most impressive skylines - from New York City to London and Shanghai. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest on record, measuring 828 metres, 830 to the tip.
"What a welcome! Our first experience of the Cleaning Show was one we'll never forget"
writes Anthony Wilkey, of Best Minds: "Earlier this month, Best Minds was invited to present at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCeL Centre. Michelle Cachucho - our founder - and I are fortunate enough to have a lot of experience of this kind of thing, but we'd not presented at the Cleaning Show before and were very much looking forward to it.
We were not disappointed.
Cleaning Show in London well attended and business done
The Cleaning Show, which took place over three days in London's Docklands recently, attracted 5,767 professional trade attendees and industry supporters - a 5% increase on the previous event held in London in 2015.
The show certainly seemed busy and the organisers tell us that some 10% of the visitors came from overseas - 9% more than last time. But the visitors weren't just there to look at what was on show... orders were placed with a number of companies exhibiting.
Action Team takes on improving the environment
Scotland's fourth largest local authority, North Lanarkshire Council, has set up a new Environmental Action Team to tackle issues of litter, graffiti, fly tipping and overgrown shrubbery to help keep communities cleaner.
Safety gets shown the green card at Lanes Utilities
Wastewater engineers working for Lanes Utilities who set high standards of health & safety are now awarded a green card in recognition of their achievement. Those that do not meet all safety standards receive a yellow card, and those that are judged to have failed are shown a red card.
Art Cleaning's work declared 'a masterpiece' at National Awards Ceremony
Art Cleaning, in Birmingham, took home two Federation of Window Cleaners' awards that were presented at the recent UK Cleaning Show.
Window cleaner Robert Baker, from Walsall, was presented with the UK's Window Cleaner of the Year Award for his 51-year commitment to the industry and for overcoming many challenges to continue doing the job he loves, while Art Cleaning achieved the second position as a runner-up in the Window Cleaning Company of the Year category.
NVQ training for washroom service technicians
The IWSA Independent Washroom Services Association has initiated an NVQ Training Programme for washroom service technicians under the auspices of City & Guilds Facilities Management Training Programme.
Events & Exhibitions
15-18th May 2018
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