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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.
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..
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It's rare for me but I'm at something of a loss about what to say today.
I know that every day, people are being injured or killed in their masses throughout the world and like most of us, I hurt for them all. With my daughter working for the London Fire Brigade though, and seeing her return home late last night, so very distressed at what she'd experienced throughout her long day, a more graphic picture than I might have received, has been painted for me of yesterday's disastrous fire at London's Grenfell Tower.
Early yesterday it was thought that an exploding fridge had started the fire... repercussions then perhaps for the other industry in which I work (kitchens, bathrooms & bedrooms). Unfolding reports are leading us to believe that the building services such as sprinklers and alarms weren't functioning properly and that cladding installed last year as part of an upgrade, caused the fire's incredibly rapid spread. Safety advice given to residents in the event of a fire (before this one occurred), is also being called into question.
Whatever the outcome of the investigations, one thing this disaster has brought home to me is what a heck of a responsibility we all have for other people's lives.
We go about our work, often following instructions that we may or may not agree with, completely oblivious to the effect that what we do, might have on others. The cleaning and facilities management industries for example, are not widely lauded by the general public, but if we get it wrong, the consequences can be dire.
Even the 'humble' cleaner - so often ignored - can cause or prevent infection, illness and accidents in our streets and buildings and on our transport systems.
That's quite some responsibility, isn't it? And of course it doesn't end there... the way we behave when we're not working will also affect others... to throw that rubbish out the car window while speeding along the motorway (will it distract another driver and cause an accident?)... to leave your hedge overgrowing the public footpath (will someone walk into it in the dark and damage their eyesight on a branch or thorn?)... to leave spillages or dropped fruit in a store (where another shopper may slip and injure themselves)?... I won't go on, but it does make you think, doesn't it? At least I hope it does...
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This Week's News
Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning
For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting.
However, a 2017 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, has determined that floors do harbour dangerous germs and should be reclassified as 'critical'areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting.
Deadline for CHSA Bursary is 30th June
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is reminding readers that the deadline for its Bursary applications is looming... 30th June is the cut-off date and those shortlisted will be interviewed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia.
Open to the children of members' employees, the scheme provides three bursaries. Each successful scholar will receive a maximum of £4,500 in three instalments, receiving £1,500 at the start of each academic year or for the first three years if the degree is four years or longer.
Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash
New Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the Social Enterprise, Clarity, is launching into large organisations and the Government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people.
Developed in co-operation with the Cabinet Office and Interserve, the product and the fact that Clarity now holds The Planet Mark, emphasises their endeavour to improve environmental credentials.
Clean Hands Safe Hands secures investment from SC Johnson
Clean Hands Safe Hands has secured investment from SC Johnson which will be used to expand operations across the US and expand the capabilities of the CHSH's analytics platform to drive better patient care.
CHSH partners with hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Along with voice reminders to wash hands, sensors on alcohol and soap dispensers gather data from badge reels to track handwashing scores and encourage performance improvement for clinical healthcare individuals and teams.
APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene as infection prevention tool
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology has announced that Providence Health & Services Alaska is the winner of its seventh annual Film Festival competition, to be awarded during APIC's 44th Annual Conference.
The video entitled 'Look at Me Hand Hygiene', emphasises proper hand washing techniques for hospital staff and visitors.
Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection
Multi-drug resistant organisms that can cause healthcare-associated infections such as CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae), MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) continue to be a problem among healthcare facilities.
As these infections continue to threaten patient populations, Burgess Health Centre in Iowa, US is adding an extra innovative precaution to existing infection control protocols: the addition of ultraviolet (UV) technology to treat patient rooms and other key areas in the facility.
BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide
Developed by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa with European Commission support, the EFCI 'Best Value' guide aims to assist buyers of cleaning services in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality.
BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, says the document is an excellent piece of work and has commended the EFCI on its findings.
Working together to keep schools clean and safe
The Cleaning Company is working with Avon House Preparatory School to keep its premises hygienically clean whilst also meeting the pinnacle of safeguarding standards.
All members of the Cleaning Company's carefully selected team, responsible for the Avon House contract, are thoroughly trained, appropriately vetted and therefore qualified to work in an educational environment. Their training includes working towards the highest cleaning criteria and recommendation, to maintain well-presented premises and reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination.
Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards
The 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards programme has been launched and is now open for entries. Founded in 1991, the awards recognise excellence in the cleaning sector and have become one of the UK cleaning industry's most esteemed events.
They have evolved to further drive innovation and the continuous improvement of standards in the cleaning industry that deliver optimal results.
How to keep a hotel room clean
As the summer season begins in hotels across the world, making sure that they will be clean is a top priority for both the guests and the hotel staff. However, when there are so many rooms to clean, this can often be a difficult task.
And when there aren't proper procedures in place, sometimes a hotel room can appear not to be as clean as it should.
New zones showcase transformative cleaning and FM solutions at Facilities Show 2017
The Total FM Zone and the FM Future Trends Zone are two new areas at this year's Facilities Show (taking place at London's ExCel from 20th - 22nd June), where an array of dynamic approaches to cleaning and facilities management will be presented.
Alongside a multitude of exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, and a world class speaker programme - there'll be plenty of exciting features for everyone.
Krown Rust Control on a mission to wash record breaking number of cars for charity
On Saturday, 17th June, Krown Rust Control of Canada, will attempt to break the world record for the most vehicles washed by an organisation in one day for Krown's Wash for a Wish Charity Car Wash. Last year Krown washed over 4,600 cars - a company best!
This year all participating Krown locations are geared up to break the 6,277-car record and raise money for Children's Wish Foundation of Canada in the process.
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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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Recent UK News
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?
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.
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.
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.
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