Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Industry giants partner to offer premium smart washroom management system
Kimberly-Clark Professional and Gojo Industries have announced that the two companies are partnering to offer a premium smart washroom management system in connected away-from-home washroom environments such as office buildings, airports and universities.
This industry-first partnership offers facilities managers the Kimberly-Clark Professional Onvation 'Smart Restroom' management system which features Scott towel and bath tissue, and Purell hand soap.
This strategic partnership integrates two top brands with leading smart sensing technology to provide a single interface, allowing for proactive monitoring of washroom conditions to reduce customer complaints and increase tenant satisfaction.
"Restrooms are consistently one of the top three areas of tenant complaints for facility managers, and they need real-time data and alerts to help them efficiently and effectively manage the restrooms for their customers," states Richard Thorne, president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, North America. "Our partnership with Gojo is a great win for our customers, and elevates the restroom experience with the brands we know tenants prefer."
The Onvation system uses smart-sensing technology in both Scott and Purell dispensers to monitor and analyse washroom conditions in real time to deliver powerful, actionable insights so maintenance teams can increase tenant satisfaction, reduce work orders, and have more control over building management. The Onvation platform is designed to integrate an entire ecosystem of technology to help facilities managers work more efficiently.
Steve Schultz, president and COO, Gojo North American and International, says: "This type of smart solution - the integration of two trusted brands in paper and hand hygiene - is what our customers are requesting.
"Gojo is always looking ahead and asking ourselves 'how might we,' and we are pleased to partner with Kimberly-Clark to bring our customers the technology and innovation they need to make their jobs easier."
Onvation delivers real-time data and alerts to facilities managers to help them identify and fix problems before they receive a complaint. It offers:
* Enhanced customer satisfaction by reducing washroom related complaints;
* Reduced waste and increased sustainability;
* Optimised labour to focus on value-adding tasks; and
* Decreased costs and expenses.
www.kcprofessional.com / www.gojo.com
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