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Director Taski global machines Laurent Ryssen was presented the award in a packed auditorium by Afidamp's Toni d'Andrea.
Laurent confided to Cleanzine afterwards that he thought for a moment that they'd 'only' won 3rd prize as theirs was the first product called after the Finalists Awards!
If you are interested in seeing the Swingobot 2000 in action on your desktop download the Taski Intellibot AR from the Apple app store or Google Play.
Robotic floor cleaning allows the operator, once the machine is set up to go, to get on with other jobs while the machine does the repetitive and fatiguing task. "It's the way forward", says Laurent Ryssen, director Taski global machines.
Multibot has four cleaning functions: cleaning, disinfecting, visually inspecting, and sealing any cracks or gaps in the ducting.
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Pursuing Cleanzine's quest to find everything new at Pulire Verona, a slightly different course was taken on this second day. Rather than just go straight to the Innovation Award finalists (and winner) as we did on day one, this time we walked every aisle in every hall, looking out for signs that said 'new', or something that we did not recognise. This is because we often hear visitors to trade shows say that "There's nothing new" to see.
Below, we feature just some of the new items that were on show yesterday.
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At the Pulire exhibition, Lucart presents an example of circular economy unprecedented in Italy. The sustainability and innovation of this product have allowed Lucart to win the coveted EU Ecolabel award.
Can a recycled paper product be supplied inside a dispenser also made with reclaimed materials? Now it can: this is the successful case history presented by Lucart at Pulire.
The international fair for the cleaning industry, Pulire is the largest trade fair for professional cleaning in Italy and features a complete range of machines, chemicals, equipment and components for the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.
As part of the programme's exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations, the Loo of the Year Awards organisers have decided to introduce a Loo of the Year Washroom Service Provider Award this year. This recognises the contribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms.
Nominations will be invited from all 2017 Loo of the Year entrants with nominations being received by 30th September 2017.
Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce that it has received accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Jangro, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London.
Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s, introduced in April 2017, of £7.50 per hour. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, and employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.
The E-handy from Canadian company SteamWox is a lightweight and low-profile steam cleaning machine that is easy to transport and store.
RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.
Sales director, Lorcan Mekitarian, describes the deals as a triumph, proving that UK business is not only able to provide quality products and a reliable service; it also delivers best value for money.
For over 40 years, Zonzini has been developing and establishing itself as a producer of electric stair climbing trolleys that meet all transport needs. All its products ensure comfort during use, safety and reliability.
We watched the company's video which shows a slight young woman programming the desired function into the Saliscale before using it to take a heavy load up a long flight of stairs and around corners safely and with apparent ease.
The world-class speaker programme at Facilities Show 2017 includes inspirational presentations from physicist and TV science presenter, Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE.
These three keynote speakers join a host of industry specialists sharing over 30 hours of practical and strategic cleaning and FM content, from 20th - 22nd June 2017 at ExCeL London.
Alex Reid is now the exclusive UK supplier of Cocchi finishing equipment and one of very few UK distributors of the Grandimpianti washers and drying machines..
SW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available.
In the continued zero tolerance approach on littering, Havant Borough Council can now confirm a new contract has been agreed to ensure the area's streets are clean. Litter and dog fouling enforcement functions within the borough will now be enforced by EH Commercial Services.
The new contract will see the introduction of a team of four full-time environmental enforcement officers equipped with body worn cameras, who will patrol the borough's streets and public spaces, with offenders receiving £80 Fixed Penalty Notices.
Phew! is a natural toilet spray for those awkward moments, launched in 2016 by world-renowned hygiene manufacturer Vectair Systems. When sprayed three to five times into the toilet onto the surface of the water, it forms a barrier that stops number two odour from escaping.
Now in its fourth year, the annual black tie event - held on Saturday 13 May at the Gailes Hotel in Irvine, Scotland - saw 250 people come together for an evening of entertainment and fundraising. Through a grand prize draw and auction, funded by Mitie's suppliers' and sub-contractors' generous donations, a whopping £32,000 was raised on the evening.
Italian manufacturer and multi-award-winning Sutter Professional sells more than 300 professional cleaning products through a network of distributors in more than 60 countries. It operates through subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, France, Argentina, Chile and Brazil and in other countries through agreements with local distributors. In the UK it partners with Northwood Hygiene Products.
Recent research conducted by housing charity Shelter has revealed that hundreds of renters - including those living in bigger, urban areas - are living in slum-like conditions due to damp, mould, infestation and electrical issues.
The report, from Shelter and YouGov, took statements from 300 tenants across the region. The majority expressed concern about ongoing struggles with damp and mould (31%), while one in six (16%) still had faulty electricity within their home.
Yaskawa is a Japanese multinational with a wide range of industrial robots and the widest assortment of positioners, slides and gantry of its own design and production and with more than 200,000 robots installed all over the world, of which more than 20,000 are in Europe.
Long established (since 1972) industrial vacuum specialist Depureco is showing two new models intended for cleaning in conjunction with CNC production machines.
To be used with its 3000ml T-Bags, the new dispenser is extremely hygienic as soap may now be dispensed by using only the forearm against the large lever.
Autocut sits very well with the rest of the Brightwell Modular range. Our photo shows Brightwell's John Cornish (left) alongside their distributor for Italy Luigi Codda of Aemmesei.
"Unbelievable!" exclaims TVH's much-travelled Meindert De Boer. Their stand, which offers spare parts for virtually every sweeper and scrubber-drier machine on Earth, was manned by eight people here in Verona, yet they were run off their feet with the volume of enquiries from visitors..
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