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With many of the major cleaning industry manufacturers based in Germany and some 16,000 cleaning professionals expected from 65 countries, CMS Berlin is always a good show and 2015 is no exception. The 377 exhibitors – not just from Germany but from 20-plus other countries, are presenting a complete overview of the products, systems and processes covering all aspects of cleaning technology and cleaning chemicals and some 50 products are making their world or European debut, or their first appearance at a trade show. This is what you call success!
There’s a well-thought-out conference programme if you want to get into discussion with industry colleagues and experts from other countries but if it’s new products and equipment you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Cleaning machinery and cleaning products can be seen in action under practical conditions on the areas in front of the South Entrance, which are devoted to ‘Glass & Façade Cleaning’ and ‘Aerial Work Platforms’, while The ‘Groundcare’ show in Hall 2.2 features machinery, equipment and accessories for maintaining green spaces, roads and paths, and for winter services. ‘Design’ is a topical subject and in Hall 1.2 the finalists of the CMS Purus Awards can be seen for the duration of the fair in their own presentation area. Many exhibitors are running demonstrations on their own stands too.
The show finishes on Friday evening and if you’re planning on attending, make sure you wear comfy shoes. It takes a lot of walking if you want to see everything that there is to see… all available space on the 25,400sq.m display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and on the open-air grounds are occupied. Some of the larger stands seem to go on forever…
If you’re not attending, some of the new products on show are featured below.
One of the things I love about the Berlin shows is that once the serious business of the day is finished, the food and drink come out and the entertainment, singing and dancing starts. The Germans know how to organise a good show but they know how to have fun too and they’re very hospitable. It’s a crying shame that we have to wait until 2017 for the next event...
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One of the highlights of the first day of CMS Berlin was the presentation of the CMS Purus Awards 2015 for outstanding design. This year the competition attracted 62 entries from over 40 exhibitors, of which 15 entries made it through to the final round of the two-stage selection process. Nilfisk, Vileda, SCA and Karcher were the winners.
In the 'Machinery' category the award went to the 'VP600' industrial vacuum cleaner from Nilfisk. Among the features that led to this decision are its light weight, automatic cable winder and the ease with which the various elements can be replaced with the aid of bayonet connectors.
Scrubmaster B75 R is the nifty new ride-on scrubber-cleaner from Hako, which can reach those areas that were previously restricted to hand-held machines and walk-behind scrubber-driers. Making its international debut at CMS Berlin 2015, this machine boasts compact dimensions and excellent agility, together with features controls that are remarkably easy to use.
Finnish company Pancomp International provides innovative mobile time and workflow management solutions as well as quality assurance systems for companies engaged in building cleaning and other services.
Italian company Papernet has included a new and unusual line of products in its range: Dissolve tech towels. When dry, these folded towels and towel rolls are tear-resistant, absorbent and as easy to use as a standard paper towel, yet when they come into contact with water they dissolve within three minutes, just like toilet tissue.
An innovative system for the reliable and effective cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in all categories of clean rooms, including sterile areas, MopFloat complies with the hygienic design recommendations and specifications for precise preparation systems, since its clever design always ensures a consistent soaking of the mop covers.
First impressions count, and this is especially true of staff uniforms. Wearers should feel comfortable and fashionable, but the clothing should also be practical.
These polo tunics satisfy these conditions, combining the functionality of a tunic with that of a polo shirt. Many new colour combinations are now available, with or without pockets, and with stand-up collars for women.
Made in France by first-time CMS Berlin exhibitor MP hygiene, ultra-resistant DESL+ paper towels are very strong, both when wet and also when dry. They are said to be 30% more absorbent than other types of paper towel and also more economical, using 20% less material.
Joest GmbH - Hall 3.2 / Stand 218 - Compact versions of the floor sander The BigBoy junior (on left in picture) is ideal for dealing with both large and small surfaces. Covering a very compact area and with reduced weight, it enables sanding, cleaning or polishing to be carried out quickly and efficiently.
Like the larger model it can tackle a range of tasks from coarse to fine sanding as well as the cleaning of almost any surface. Its innovative suction system in conjunction with useit grinding paste ensures fast, cost-saving and dust-free action.
Schneidereit is presenting what it believes is a world first at CMS Berlin 2015: the EasyMopp washing machine.
Schneidereit has developed a system for recording attendance times - T.R.A.C. The acronym stands for 'Time Recording and Controlling' and the system enables the deployment of staff in buildings to be organised more efficiently and more economically.
The combination of electronic fingerprint and contactless chip chard system is very user-friendly, error-free and forgery-proof. If required, accounting data for staff can be supplied to customs officials in conformity with the posted workers' legislation. The system also provides interfaces with various payroll accounting systems.
SCA is provided several of its products during the recent Papal visit to Philadelphia.
The black-tie event attracted cleaning and facilities management professionals from across the industry who enjoyed a memorable evening, which saw 11 awards presented to those who had maintained exceptionally high standards via training and assessment throughout the year.
Silicon Valley-based Eco Green Auto Clean, the eco-friendly car wash product developer that boasts clients such as Google, Apple and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has officially launched its water awareness campaign, 'One Cup, One Car', which aims to save 2 billion gallons of water a year.
Clorox Healthcare, in partnership with Ultraviolet Devices - a leader in ultraviolet technology, announced the introduction of the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System at the Association for the Healthcare Environment annual conference.
The Optimum-UV Enlight System kills a total of 31 pathogens and combines powerful UV technology with advanced data collection and reporting capabilities, clinically proven efficacy and affordability to enable facility-wide adoption.
The six member associations to receive funds are: the Building Futures Group, the Industrial Cleaning Machine Manufacturers` Association, the Federation of Window Cleaners, the National Carpet Cleaners Association, the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association.
Launched in 2011and held annually since, the Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC) has proved extremely popular with both Association members and other companies within the cleaning industry. A family friendly event, it brings together business and pleasure providing visitors with the perfect opportunity to take a break from work whilst remaining fully up-to-date with the industry.
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