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Something was different about the Truvox stand (01.407) this year but it wasn't until we stepped onto it that we realised why... It had a much more international flavour. Indeed, on closer inspection, we noticed that the stand staff had the names of the other brands the company represents - Tacony, Powrflite and CFR embroidered on their shirts. It also had the a newly appointed European Sales Manager who was clearly a good appointment as the stand was attracting visitors from many countries other than those that make up the UK.
Rob's colleague David Overell told us that there had been lots of visitors from Russia, France, South Africa, Israel, the Far East and in particular Japan, as well as the Middle East and Israel - not bad for a company that in my 20 years in the cleaning industry, I've always thought of as 'Truvox from Southampton'.
When David also told me that 50% of the company's business is now overseas - with the company's equipment being used in 50 countries as Truvox and 81 as the Tacony Corporation Commercial Floorcare, I realised just how far things have come.
Rob is pictured with a battery-operated prototype of the popular Multiwash floor cleaning machine that mops, scrubs and dries on both hard and soft floor coverings in one single pass. This, we understand, has been well received by visitors to the stand. The projected run time is 45 minutes cleaning on a two hour battery charge and the machine is said to be highly effective on 'difficult' floors including non-slip safety floors, low pile carpets, escalators and travelators and entrance matting. It is quiet in operation and offers excellent manoeuvrability and productivity - helped by the accessible and easily removable tanks for fast filling and emptying.
10th May 2012