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"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.
Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.
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In this market research report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global industrial cleaning market for 2017-2021. The market is further categorised into five segments based on the chemicals used, including surfactants, enzymes, builders, fragrances and processing aids.
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The cleaning industry hasn't fared too well this week, has it? First came news of supermarket giant Asda having received a £300,000 fine for its transgressions (if you didn't see them, imagine pictures of dead rats, mice, flies, droppings, gnawed bags of food with contents spilling...) in its Enfield home delivery depot, which distributes groceries to online shoppers in London and Essex.
Then it was feminine hygiene services provider PHS, whose gloved operative was filmed transporting filled bins out of a Morrisons supermarket store and to the van for removal, using one of the customers' shopping trolleys, which the operative allegedly didn't clean before returning to the trolley stand.
There were long discussions in the readers' comments sections of the online newspapers, with many Asda customers saying they would either take their business elsewhere or give up online shopping.
The misuse of the shopping trolley led to debates about whether the bins were actually soiled or not, since it was the contents that were an issue, rather than the bins themselves. It only took a comment from a man describing the potential splashing of the bins (not sure splashing happens with ladies but of course they will probably be opening the bins with soiled hands!) before the rest of the posters became convinced that this was something they'd not want to see repeated in their own locality.
Obviously Asda's Enfield depot has had a big clean-up and its counterparts in other areas will no doubt be on their toes to ensure they meet hygiene standards, while PHS's operative will have received extra training and PHS has cleaned all the trolleys at the store where the transgression took place. However, the damage has been done and incidents like this take their toll on the service provider and the facility supposedly being looked after, as well as our industry itself - which is a shame, as there's so much that's good about it.
Not convinced? Then come along and see for yourself, at The Cleaning Show, which is taking place at ExCel in London's Docklands from Tuesday to Thursday next week! You'll be able to examine some of the best products and equipment that the industry has to offer and hear from the experts about the right way of doing things, while taking advantage of one of the best networking opportunities on offer in the UK this year. We look forward to seeing you there...
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In its latest report, Kalorama Information says that the global hospital acquired infection control market was worth about $16.0 billion in 2016. The figure includes testing products, device sterilisation, specific cleaning products and HAI treatments.
The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.
The Cleaning Show 2017, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on March 14th to 16th, will have a strongly Italian flavour this year, with a large number of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.
A new report launched this week by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) explores the barriers to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, looking at how these can be overcome in a way that could bring a wide range of additional benefits.
'Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen' brings together a broad range of evidence from academic literature and grassroots projects to create a picture of the inter-related solutions that we need to reach zero carbon.
Drainage engineers in London and the Thames Valley are being sent into an Igloo before they can go down a sewer. Lanes Utilities and Thames Water have invested in a 360° igloo projection theatre that will transform training by allowing teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer, though not experience the smell.
Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.
The Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.
Aramark, a global player in food, facilities management and uniforms, is increasing its capacity to provide cleanroom services to customers throughout the Southwest US with its new 34,350sq.ft processing plant in McKinney, Texas. Over the next three years, the new operation is expected to create approximately 120 new local jobs.
Indigo Group has just launched a 'Win a Fiat 500' car competition and to enter, all you need to do is obtain a free, no obligation quotation from Indigo. Entry is restricted to 500 people so you'll need to be quick.
ISS has won a five-year contract with a phased-in commencement from 1st June 2017, which builds on an existing customer relationship with Shire, a global biotechnology company. The contract's scope and geographical footprint are now expanded to include more than 40 countries.
TC Facilities Management is now playing a part in helping Whole Foods Market satisfy, delight and nourish its customers... The contract being delivered by a team from TCFM, started at the end of January and is providing cleaning services to the eight Whole Foods Market stores in England.
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, which is taking place this week, OCS has announced that it is launching a new apprenticeship programme in the UK which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first year.
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