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Duplex goes Turbo at Pulire
Battery operated, compact, high cleaning performance, suitable for any floor surface. That's the new Duplex Turbo floor-scrubbing machine launched at this year's Pulire in Verona, Italy.
New Gloria MultiBrush
Also seen at Pulire, German manufacturer Gloria, perhaps best known for its industrial foam spraying systems, has launched the new MultiBrush for cleaning exterior floor surfaces and joints.
Lyreco launches new chemical-free cleaning range
One of the UK's leading providers of workplace supplies has launched a new range of chemical free cleaning products in its ongoing drive to offer more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to its customers.
RayVio shows UV-C dosing as highly effective for water sterilisation
RayVio, an advanced health and hygiene company, has published its latest application note detailing the company's ultraviolet dosing experiments proving the water sterilisation capability of RayVio's UV-C LEDs. Water safety is of particular concern in appliances and applications where water may stand for a period, be exposed to contaminants, or be turned into vapour and distributed through the air, as is the case with humidifiers.
ETS Pulire Verona 2017
The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, exhibits and participates in the speaker programme with a presentation by ETS chairman, Roberto Berardi, on 'The Advantage of Paper'.
Zonzini takes it to another level...
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.
Zero to Hero on new range and innovation
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.
Robot foamer first time at Pulire
The Yaskawa GP8 robot foamer is for automatic cleaning in the food industry thanks to a partnership with Ecosi. Ecosi is a leading manufacturer of multi-sector detergents and disinfectants.
Depureco Industrial Vacuums
Long established (since 1972) industrial vacuum specialist Depureco is showing two new models intended for cleaning in conjunction with CNC production machines.
New Nettuno TDuck
Nettuno has introduced its new TDuck hand soap dispensing system which will be available from July.
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.
TVH reaches the parts...
"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..
Taski Swingobot 2000 wins Pulire Verona 2107 Innovation Award
Last night was a thoroughly deserved win for Diversey Care's Taski Swingobot 2000.
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.
Innovation Awards Finalist Sealed Air Diversey Care
Diversey Care also reached the Innovation Awards finals with two products: the Taski Swingobot 2000. This machine combines intellibot navigational technology with Taski cleaning quality.
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.
Innovation Awards Finalist Teinnova
This Spanish company reached the finals in the Innovation Awards with its Multibot duct cleaning robot.
Multibot has four cleaning functions: cleaning, disinfecting, visually inspecting, and sealing any cracks or gaps in the ducting.
Innovation Awards finalist: Karcher
Karcher had two products up for the Innovation Awards: the AFG 100 air purifier that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but features 3 stage filtration. The first stage captures large dust particles, while the second stage plasma filter actually destroys smaller particles. The final, third stage filter is HEPA and active carbon to leave the air clean an fresh.
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I'm sure we all at some time or other get mad about litter lying around... Some of us are still brave enough to tackle those that drop litter; others may well have reported fly-tippers... Many of us will have picked up litter dropped by others & binned it ourselves.
One woman, featured on the BBC website today, has gone a lot further in dealing with rubbish and she's made such a difference to her environment, that others are following suit. Now a PhD-holding octogenarian, Zeinab Mokalled - disappointed that the authorities weren't tackling the rubbish that was building up in the streets in Beirut, Lebanon, took matters into her own hands, setting up an all-woman community recycling and rubbish collection team in her village. And despite a lack of landfill sites meaning that some of the city's waste is still being thrown into the Mediterranean (she's campaigning on that one!), she's proved that DIY local initiatives can actually work, when local services fail.
As the culture dictated that the women in the household were responsible for sorting recycling and putting out the rubbish, Zeinab recruited female volunteers to go door-to-door to get the message across to the women in every house. Her friend Khadija Farhat bought a lorry and Zeinab turned her own garden into a storage area for recyclable waste. And as it wasn't likely that the 10,000 villagers would pay to have their rubbish collected, the volunteers paid for it themselves!
Some 19 years later they still do... each of 46 members of the organisation - now called 'Call of the Earth', putting in about $40 each year. Initially, they recycled glass, paper and plastic. Electronic waste is now recycled too and a paid researcher is investigating compost-making under local conditions.
Zeinab says that the only help the team has received from the authorities, after three years' work, was a gift of 300 plastic bins and some land, which enabled her to reclaim her garden. A grant from the Italian embassy paid for a warehouse. As women from two nearby villages have now set up their own initiatives (funded though, by villagers receiving the services, rather than the volunteers themselves), Zeinab must be delighted that her message is getting through that caring for the earth is our responsibility. She's proved that if the local authorities in some parts of the world can't (or won't) do their bit, all is not lost.
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This Week's News
SCA to close tissue production plant in the US
To further improve efficiency and strengthen the competitiveness for the Professional Hygiene business in North America, SCA has decided to close the tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona, in the US.
The closure of the Flagstaff tissue production plant is part of SCA's 'Tissue Roadmap' and is aligned with the company's strategy to optimise the geographic production footprint to drive cost and capital efficiency and further increase value creation in the professional hygiene business area.
ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value
Organisers of the CleantexPulire exhibition, e-squared publications (E2) and ISSA, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events.
The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance this established African cleaning & hygiene showcase, elevating it to the next level as well as to expand the association's local member benefits.
Standards for level 4 and level 6 FM Apprenticeships approved
The standards for two new Facilities Management Apprenticeships developed by employers in collaboration with the British Institute of Facilities Management and other key stakeholders have been approved by the Minister of State for Skills.
The FM Manager (Level 4) and Senior/Head of FM Degree (Level 6) Apprenticeships will be available to FM professionals looking to take the next step in their careers later this year once the assessment plans for each have also been approved by the Government.
Eight ways to motivate teams with Pull Management
By Roger Green, CEO, Spotless Commercial Cleaning, who employs over 2,000 people across the UK.
"I recently found myself discussing with a colleague the benefits of Pull Managers over Push Managers. Which one are you?
At the extreme Push Management is the autocratic, dictatorial management style where results are achieved through diktats and determination. The manager pushes the team hard to achieve better results.
Service integration transforms UK facility management market
Technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings are transforming facilities management in the UK. The market is moving toward service integration with sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity; however, FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find.
Companies must embrace service innovation and innovative value propositions built around enhancing business productivity if they are to remain profitable in a rapidly evolving ecosystem.
Call for abstracts: Open Learning sessions at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2018
The organisers of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2018 Show have issued a call for abstracts for an extensive and varied open learning programme that is an integral part of the event and will run next to the ISSA educational conference.
Building on the successful seminars staged at the InnovationLab at previous editions of the show, the open learning sessions present relevant educational, insightful, and thought-provoking content for everyone in the cleaning industry. The organisers are now calling for abstracts for sessions detailing innovative solutions and best practices that are particularly applicable to the hotel, hospitality, and foodservice industries.
Uniting to celebrate 'Canada 150' with national cleanup programme
Glad has been partnering with Canadian city cleanup programmes since 2010 but this year, in honour of Canada 150, they took the partnership country-wide to create a unified cleanup under the #CleanCanadaTogether banner.
The #CleanCanadaTogether challenge provides a simple way for people to get involved in their community and to take part.
More than ever raised at CHSA Gala Ball!
Members and sponsors of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, together with their guests, raised £9,950 at its Annual Gala Ball for the Chairman's Charity, this year being The Royal National Institute for Blind People.
The Annual Gala Ball, held again this year at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire, is a wonderful way for members to get together. Alongside the sumptuous dinner, the evening was packed with entertainment including a comedian/compere, silhouette artist, close-up magicians, live band and dancing.
Klenzan supports NSPCC - changing childhoods for the better
Warrington-based hygiene specialist Klenzan is supporting the NSPCC by entering a team in the Lake District Adventure Challenge, being held on June 10th in Coniston.
Some 21 enthusiastic Klenzan staff will take part in this challenging event which pits them against the spectacular and demanding landscapes of the Lake District National Park by bike, kayak and on foot. The team will trek to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston, 2,634 feet high, cycle 12km of off-road trails in Grizedale forest and kayak across Coniston Water.
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We are looking for the right people 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 email@example.com
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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.
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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Recent UK News
Kärcher UK celebrates new home
Kärcher, the pioneering German cleaning technology company, officially opened its purpose-built UK headquarters recently, marking the end of a five-year project to relocate its rapidly expanding UK operations. The official opening was presided over by Hartmut Jenner, Kärcher's global chief executive & chairman of the Kärcher Management Board.
CSSA celebrates 50 years!
Congratulations to the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association - celebrating its 50th year in 2017!
To mark this special birthday, Chairman Douglas Cooke hosted a special lunch at London's iconic Shangri La at the Shard. Our picture shows Doug (right of pic) with current and past CSSA chairmen and CEOs.
Recycle unwanted electrical devices free of charge
South West Computer Recycling offers completely free of charge nationwide collection and recycling of your old electrical devices. The company can collect and recycle absolutely anything electrical, including computers, laptops, screens, TV's, projectors, smart boards, phones - in fact anything electrical at all.
NIC awarded £6m additional business with Morrisons
NIC Services Group has been awarded circa £6m of additional business with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The additional business is the award of a further region covering the Nottingham, Stoke and Leicester areas. NIC will now be delivering cleaning services to this new region in addition to the stores the contractor already services across the North of the England and Scotland.
Washroom services providers to be recognised
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.
Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage
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.
Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017
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 brings Cocchi and Grandimpianti machines to the UK market
Laundry specialist and machine supplier, Alex Reid, has announced two new partnerships that will bring Grandimpianti and Cocchi laundry equipment to its growing machines portfolio.
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..
Re-enforcing a cleaner borough
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.
Like taking coals to Newcastle (or ice to Eskimos) Numatic is one of the few British companies brave enough to take its vacuum cleaners to Italy. But we are talking about the world-famous Henry of course, and Henry's companion Hetty.
Events & Exhibitions
Loo of the Year Awards
8th December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
15-18th May 2018
ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
International Convention Centre Sydney
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018