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Taski Swingobot 2000 wins Pulire Verona 2107 Innovation Award

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Brexit blues? Not for OspreyDeepclean!

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OspreyDeepclean tell us that Brexit seems to be having little effect on demand for its GB1 gum busting machine in continental Europe, with the world's first battery powered dry steam machine for gum removal as popular as ever with its cleaning counterparts across the channel with recent deliveries in both Italy & The Netherlands.

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Pursuing Cleanzine's quest to find everything new at Pulire Verona, a slightly different course was taken on this second day. Rather than just go straight to the Innovation Award finalists (and winner) as we did on day one, this time we walked every aisle in every hall, looking out for signs that said 'new', or something that we did not recognise. This is because we often hear visitors to trade shows say that "There's nothing new" to see.

Below, we feature just some of the new items that were on show yesterday.

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Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

* Lucart-recycled-dispensers.jpgAt the Pulire exhibition, Lucart presents an example of circular economy unprecedented in Italy. The sustainability and innovation of this product have allowed Lucart to win the coveted EU Ecolabel award.

Can a recycled paper product be supplied inside a dispenser also made with reclaimed materials? Now it can: this is the successful case history presented by Lucart at Pulire.

ETS Pulire Verona 2017

* ETS-Pulire.jpgThe European Tissue Symposium, ETS, exhibits and participates in the speaker programme with a presentation by ETS chairman, Roberto Berardi, on 'The Advantage of Paper'.

The international fair for the cleaning industry, Pulire is the largest trade fair for professional cleaning in Italy and features a complete range of machines, chemicals, equipment and components for the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.

Washroom services providers to be recognised

* Washroom-services.jpgAs 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.

Nominations will be invited from all 2017 Loo of the Year entrants with nominations being received by 30th September 2017.

Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

* Jangro-Living-Wage.jpgJangro, 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.

Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s, introduced in April 2017, of £7.50 per hour. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, and employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.

Now you can take steam cleaning anywhere

* Steamwox-light.jpgThe E-handy from Canadian company SteamWox is a lightweight and low-profile steam cleaning machine that is easy to transport and store.

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

* RPC-bpi-refuse-win.jpgRPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.

Sales director, Lorcan Mekitarian, describes the deals as a triumph, proving that UK business is not only able to provide quality products and a reliable service; it also delivers best value for money.

Zonzini takes it to another level...

* Zonzini.jpgFor 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.

We watched the company's video which shows a slight young woman programming the desired function into the Saliscale before using it to take a heavy load up a long flight of stairs and around corners safely and with apparent ease.

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

* Inspirational-speakers.jpgThe 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

* Alex-Reid_Cocchi.jpgLaundry 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..

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

* water-deregulation.jpgSW based water and sewerage repair service business Pipefix is experiencing a steady stream of customers who, since the introduction of deregulation on 1st April 2017, are finding the everyday maintenance services performed by the old water companies - including leak detection and repair, step-testing, tank cleaning and valve testing - are no longer available.

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.

The new contract will see the introduction of a team of four full-time environmental enforcement officers equipped with body worn cameras, who will patrol the borough's streets and public spaces, with offenders receiving £80 Fixed Penalty Notices.

Vectair Systems aligns with Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for its Phew! toilet spray

* Vectair-Systems-Phew.jpgVectair Systems is delighted to announce that its Phew! brand of natural toilet spray is one of the sponsors of the 2017 Crohn's and Colitis UK Walk It Campaign.

Phew! is a natural toilet spray for those awkward moments, launched in 2016 by world-renowned hygiene manufacturer Vectair Systems. When sprayed three to five times into the toilet onto the surface of the water, it forms a barrier that stops number two odour from escaping.

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

* Mitie-Charity-Ball.jpgTwo cancer charities will benefit from impressive proceeds raised at an annual charity ball organised by an inspirational pair of Mitie employees.

Now in its fourth year, the annual black tie event - held on Saturday 13 May at the Gailes Hotel in Irvine, Scotland - saw 250 people come together for an evening of entertainment and fundraising. Through a grand prize draw and auction, funded by Mitie's suppliers' and sub-contractors' generous donations, a whopping £32,000 was raised on the evening.

Zero to Hero on new range and innovation

* IMG_1726.jpgItalian 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.

UK tenants subjected to squalid, slum living conditions - damp and mould are main culprits

Recent research conducted by housing charity Shelter has revealed that hundreds of renters - including those living in bigger, urban areas - are living in slum-like conditions due to damp, mould, infestation and electrical issues.

The report, from Shelter and YouGov, took statements from 300 tenants across the region. The majority expressed concern about ongoing struggles with damp and mould (31%), while one in six (16%) still had faulty electricity within their home.

Robot foamer first time at Pulire

* robot-foamer.jpgThe 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.

Yaskawa is a Japanese multinational with a wide range of industrial robots and the widest assortment of positioners, slides and gantry of its own design and production and with more than 200,000 robots installed all over the world, of which more than 20,000 are in Europe.

Depureco Industrial Vacuums

* Depureco.jpgLong 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-new-disp.jpgNettuno 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.

Brightwell Autocut

* Brightwell.jpgBrightwell is another leading British manufacturer who this week display their new Autocut paper dispenser for the first time in Verona.

Autocut sits very well with the rest of the Brightwell Modular range. Our photo shows Brightwell's John Cornish (left) alongside their distributor for Italy Luigi Codda of Aemmesei.

TVH reaches the parts...

* TVH-team-Pulire.jpg"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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