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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..
Taski Swingobot 2000 wins Pulire Verona 2107 Innovation Award
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
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
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
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.
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If you're one of Cleanzine's tens of thousands of overseas readers, in case you weren't aware of it, we in the UK are shortly to head off to the polls again. The frenzy on social media seems as fierce as it was prior to last year's EU referendum. In some cases, I've been grateful that those in the fray are at opposite ends of the land, rather than in the same room!
This year, more than any I can remember, there is so much at stake and tempers are fiery. A headline in yesterday's Guardian: 'This election could be lost on litter', has shocked me. In the run-up to the election, Guardian reporters have been despatched across the country to find out what matters to the locals. And in some areas, residents are hinting that a growing rubbish crisis could end the local politicians' careers - just as the infamous waste management crisis in Naples, Italy, ended the careers of several local politicians there.
Prior to the Manchester terrorist attack, the reporters asked the people of Erdington, Birmingham, what they thought the election issues were. Surprisingly, 'rubbish' eclipsed Brexit, the NHS, employment and immigration...
In Birmingham, free bulky waste collections for residents were scrapped in 2014 and weekly collections became fortnightly collections, to cut costs. Householders are now charged £25 for large items to be taken away. Alicja Kaczmarek, of the Polish expat community centre, complained to Guardian reporters that despite paying council tax, residents are having to get together to clean their areas and that the bulky waste removal charges are forcing those on the breadline to fly tip.
In nearby Kingstanding, the reporters joined the area's waste management team, who start patrolling from 06:00 and on an average day, gets called to 12 - 15 fly tipping incidents. The culprits are never caught, since no-one will tell the authorities the culprits' names. One waste officer of 30 years said the team is overwhelmed, talking of rubbish piles as long as five cars, fridges dumped in the middle of roads and hotspots where new litter is dumped the day after the area has been cleared. At one, rubbish was left beneath two large 'no dumping' signs, warning of a £25,000 fine for transgressors.
If such heavy fines aren't deterring the culprits, just what is the answer, I wonder, and do people really rate rubbish as a more important election issue than, say, the NHS?
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This Week's News
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.
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.
Unlike pressure washing that can cause associated soiling of nearby walls and objects, the MultiBrush quickly and effortlessly removes grime and algae from exterior stone, tiles and wooden floor surfaces.
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.
Lyreco has developed Bioforce, chemical-free cleaning that harnesses the power of nature by using biotechnology to safely remove dirt, grease and grime from all surfaces, in partnership with InnuScience.
Why is there ice in urinals?
Ladies may not know this, but often urinals in men's restrooms in bars and restaurants are filled with ice. Some 60 or more years ago, even high-end hotels made sure their urinals were packed with ice throughout the day.
But why? Well, it has a lot to do with odours and taking aim.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
Like taking coals to Newcastle (or ice to Eskimos) Numatic is one of the few British companies brave enough to take its vacuum cleaners to Italy. But we are talking about the world-famous Henry of course, and Henry's companion Hetty.
Events & Exhibitions
IICRC Technical Conference
27-28th September 2018
Las Vegas, USA
International Cleaning Forum
2-5th October 2018
Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Laundry
Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
13-15th November 2018
Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019
Clean India Technology Week 2019
20-22nd February 2019
The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
Another edition of this successful event in one of the greatest cities on Earth!
24-27th September 2019
CMS World Summit 2019
CMS World Summit 2019
24-26th September 2019
CMS Cleaning Management Services