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Alberti International tells us that the flagship of its new range of machines is the Idropulizia Hot, which has been designed to provide reliability and an effective solution to every cleaning need. As well as scrubbing, it offers a myriad of other options thanks to an array of accessories that includes a sandblasting kit and a drainpipe cleaning head. It can be used in hard water areas thanks to a magnetic limescale removing device.
The 2015 edition of Pulire is also growing thanks to a new element: the Pulire Clean project, which will address the needs of the fabric care and laundry equipment market.
Pavilion 1 will be entirely dedicated to this market segment, bringing the equipment and product manufacturers from this sector into the professional cleaning industry fold with which it holds much synergy, yet with its own immediately recognisable and distinctive space.
For more than 30 years, Pulire has been the largest Italian professional cleaning exhibition and the second largest in Europe. As such it will offer those who work in fabric laundering and care a range of opportunities to expand their market and find new commercial partners.
“While throughout its 30 years Pulire has always been geared up to providing solutions for indoor cleaning tasks, since last edition, held in 2013, Pulire has also developed the brand ‘Pulire Outdoor’, dedicated to sweeping and urban decor and therefore pertinent to manufacturers of road sweepers and cleaning machines for road maintenance.”
Pulire is a key partner for the hospitality (Ho.Re.Ca.) segment.
"Sparkling clean hotels, lodgings, wellness centres, spas and restaurants are the most effective calling card for any country," says Toni. “At Pulire, industry professionals and some of the largest and most important services and facilities management companies that provide outsourced services for the ho.re.ca segment can find a number of solutions to meet the quality standards of cleaning & hygiene increasingly important to the market.
Taking place at the Jakarta International Expo (JIE) on 28th and 29th October 2015, the event will feature a two-day conference, 15 exhibiting-sponsors and social functions. It will be held concurrently with Hotelex Indonesia, a leading event for the hotel and hospitality industry.
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As I predicted in Tuesday’s broadcast, yesterday – the second day of the Pulire exhibition in Verona, was very busy throughout the day and we saw a lot of stand staff scribbling away on their order pads… Clearly the visitors weren’t ‘just looking’ but were indeed spending their money!
Before leaving at the end of the day, we visited our old friends from Maxima whose stand was in a corner of a far hall, facing into the corner itself. Had this position hampered them, we wondered? Not at all, it seems. Not only had they been busy the second day, but on the first - traditionally a quiet-ish day at these events - they’d “not stopped” from 11:00 until 17:00. You can read more about what they’re launching, further down the page…
I started the day off at the conference session: “The Internet of Things”. I don’t normally attend conferences while at shows, because I never get around to see everybody I want , as it is, so taking an extra couple of hours out of the day has always struck me as being a bit of a folly. However, I’d heard good reports about previous Pulire conference sessions and as the subject matter of this particular one interested me, I decided to break from tradition and went along. I’m so glad I did!
Having started out in Internet publishing when it was in its infancy, (Cleanzine’s been going for 13 years now!) I’ve always been open to this type of technology, but frankly even I was astounded by some of the things people are doing with it. I’m still trying to get my head around what I learned and the impact it will have on us as consumers and also the industry itself; once I have, I’ll be sharing it with you. Fascinating stuff!
If you saw Wednesday’s issue, you’ll be aware that Karcher’s entry into this year’s Innovation Awards pipped the other shortlisted finalists at the post, but since the entries had themselves been kept underwraps, we weren’t able to tell you what the innovations actually were, so we made it our mission yesterday to find out.
Here's our report…
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This Week's News
Sutter Professional, Northwood Hygiene and Brightwell Dispensers have announced an exciting joint venture whereby the three highly-respected companies will work together to supply Sutter chemicals in the UK and Ireland.
More on this story in next week’s issue…
The EFCI is an influential organisation within Europe and is recognised as a social partner by the European Commission, giving it a voice at the highest level of decision making in Europe.
Karcher’s Daniel Friz told us that the Innovation Award-winning KM 125/130 R was developed as a direct response to extensive customer market research and that its design solved many of the issues that users of cleaning equipment (from any manufacturer) highlighted as being potentially problematical… issues, for example, created when the untrained, meddle with complex electronics (Karcher has separated the complex maintenance from the routine by siting what’s needed for the former under the driver’s seat and the latter under a side panel which swings out to the side rather than opens upwards, to ensure everything is easy to reach).
There was so much to like about the Genie XS scrubbing machine and we could understand why the crowds watching the demonstration appeared mesmerised: the little machine is so easy to manoeuvre that it looked almost like the operator’s dance partner!
We loved light weight of the machine and the ease with which it could be twisted and turned (cleaning in every direction) and the way the parabolic squeegee followed the brush so closely – leaving the floor dry and safe with only one pass. We could see how this powerful little piece of kit could make the job of cleaning small and cluttered environments simple (and, dare we say it – fun?).
Something rather special has joined the striking range of brightly coloured small pressure washers that we would expect to see on the Maxima Advanced Solutions stand. Company owner Giuseppe Codemo told us that the Hera is: “A similar machine to the standard range but of improved quality, durability and function.”
John and I consider that to be rather an understatement…
The I-Cart is effectively a self-contained mobile cleaning unit that was designed specifically to transport the award-winning I-Mop and all its accessories.
Italian distributor Diego Lussana (foreground) showed us how everything is colour coded to ensure that the right brushes are used with the correct cleaning fluid in the locations for which they’re meant.
We were aware that TVH offers a myriad of spare parts for scrubbers and sweepers as well as a full range of hydraulic equipment, but we were stunned when the company’s Meindert de Boer told us that the company has 21 million items in its catalogue!
Amongst these are parts for all the big names, such as Tennant, Hako, Nilfisk, PowerBoss, Dulevo, Karcher, RCM, Comac, American Lincoln, Alto and Minuteman, to name but a few.
Kaivac, the originator of the 'no-touch' cleaning system for washrooms (the company's Marc Ferguson is seen here in yet another a stand demo) was a nominated finalist for their OmniFlex AutoVac with Lithium-Ion smart battery technology.
This new cordless system can clean up to 20,000sq.ft/hr, faster than most comparable traditional automatic scrubbers.
CollegaMe is an inexpensive yet advanced indoor location system based on iBeacon technology. The system uses a CollegaMe platform in the cloud, through which the authorised user can monitor in real time. the position and movements of a mobile tablet or smartphone and communicate via a 3G data connection.
Further news from the show floor is that yet another commercial floor equipment manufacturer is to be using Trojan's deep-cycle batteries in future.
Powr-Flite has chosen Trojan Battery Co., as its primary supplier of deep-cycle batteries to operate its floor cleaning equipment. Trojan will provide Powr-Flite with various models of its deep-cycle flooded batteries including the T145, 30XHS, T1275 and J185.
Although this machine isn’t available just yet, IPC Gansow decided to showcase it amongst the company’s other exhibits to gauge visitors’ reactions - and from where we were standing people thought it was pretty impressive!
Gabrielle Bianco, pictured here with the machine, said it’s very lightweight and easy to use; allowing cleaning staff to remain safe on the ground while manoeuvring the hose so it can suck up dirt from gutters, high level dust and cobwebs.
The team from Belgian family business Christeyns, pose with some of the company’s chemicals housed in their Brightwell dispensers.
Founded in 1946, the company has enjoyed an average growth of at least 20% over the past 10 years, It services its customers through a network of own subsidiaries located in most European countries as well as Morrocco.
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