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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.
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!
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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Sat in my garden office producing this week’s Cleanzine - not quite fully recovered from last week’s exploits at the Pulire exhibition and conference, it’s occurred to me that while it’s pretty chilly today, it is at least dry! I’m missing the snow-capped mountains in the distance, as well as the Italian hospitality, the food and the beautiful sound of the Italian spoken word, but I’m not missing the torrential rain and thunderstorms (it’s so nice, as a Brit, to be able to say that)!
While we’ve included some stories picked up from the show, we’ve also included news from the UK and other parts of the world. If you were exhibiting and we visited your stand and took some photo’s, don’t despair that we’ve forgotten to write about you, but keep an eye out for your coverage over coming weeks. We certainly discovered some great products on our trip and are looking forward to learning what our readers think about them...
While thinking back over my time in Verona, I recalled just how good all the cleaners’ English is (or the several I spoke to anyway). I wish my Italian was as good! In the UK we’re always talking about – and catering for – the poor language skills and understanding of the cleaners here but I wonder whether we’re mistakenly talking and thinking historically rather than taking into account that a huge part of our cleaning workforce – in the larger companies anyway – is made up of teams of people from countries such as Spain and Portugal as well as many of the old Eastern Bloc countries, who are doing a great job and are easily able to converse with us.
I wonder whether we’re doing these people a disservice or whether everything still needs to be ‘dumbed down’ as it always has been, for all the others that find instructions difficult to follow?
I’d love your comments on these thoughts please…
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This Week's News
Women cleaners, catering staff and care workers could be set for a boost in job satisfaction and pay thanks to a new competitive fund from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).
Two thirds of those earning low pay in the UK are women. One reason is that women are concentrated in low paying occupations and sectors. Females also make up 77.5% of part time employees, and there are big differences in pay for full time and part time workers.
Cleanzine met with John Cornish, Northwood Hygiene Products' Nigel Mynott and Sutter Professional's Aldo Sutter to get the background to the venture and find out what it would mean for the companies' customers.
A fifth generation family business in operation since 1858, Italian manufacturer and multi-award-winning Sutter Professional sells more than 300 professional cleaning products through a vast network of distributors in more than 60 countries.
BSI, the business standards company, has recently published the first European standard on pest management services, 'BS EN 16636 Pest management services - Requirements and competences', to improve the quality of these services throughout Europe.
In 2008, the World Health Organisation reported that the last 60 years had brought significant changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour that led to the development of urban pests.
With the new, Pulire Innovation Award-winning KM 125/130 R, Karcher is offering a technologically high-quality sweeper in the 125 cm class. The new development focused on combining high user-friendliness with efficient operation.
Compared with its predecessor, the machine unites a number of features that have already been successfully employed in smaller machines. This includes the rotating brush which makes cleaning corners effortless; extraordinary manoeuvrability; positioning of the main sweeper roller on the rear axis for easy maintenance and safe crossing of floor bumps and ramps, as well as fully automated, continuous filter cleaning using compressed air.
ISSA has launched its Excellent Idea contest, a competition that seeks the best solutions to common business challenges. The winner will be chosen by Shark Tank host Kevin O'Leary and announced during his ISSA Keynote Address at 13:00 on 23rd October, at ISSA/Interclean North America 2015 and the ISSA Convention Seminars, which run from October 20th - 23rd in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
As you may be aware, Colin Hasson, life vice president of The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) passed away in early April. A funeral service was held on 6th May at St Mary's Church in East Haddon. This was attended by over 100 friends, family and industry figures.
Colin was a stalwart of the Institute, joining the organisation 38 years ago in 1977. He was a champion of the cleaning industry, always taking pride in its achievements and was highly respected by his peers and colleagues. Those who knew him well considered him a mentor as well as a friend. Although being unwell for sometime, Colin attended the BICSc Council meeting in January this year where his contribution was, as ever, a valued one.
Manufacturers design their own vacuum cleaner bags to fit their own machines, so these are always the best to use. Genuine bags are specially designed to maximise the performance, longevity and reliability of a machine. Using Sebo bags in a Sebo machine upholds the manufacturer's guarantee and keeps your machine working safely and effectively.
To replace its existing pump, the busy gym used a Sanicubic XL due to its capacity to pump of 40cu.m/hour of black wastewater from multiple appliances. The pump services two WCs, six showers and four basins from the basement car park.
The exclusive twin-Llnked polymer technology incorporated in Mor-Glo Ultra G resin results in an extraordinarily strong chemical bond that meets the challenge of producing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, ensuring compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide.
Eco-friendly, water-soluble cleaning products are beginning to capture the imagination of the cleaning industry, says Soluclean, a pioneer of the technology - and following on from the successful implementation of supplying its pre-dosed concentrated cleaning products encapsulated in water-soluble film to a leading London Transport provider, the company is hoping to win and secure more similar sized contracts.
A recognised Knowsley-based cleaning provider is celebrating its 12 year anniversary this month. Established in April 2003 by director Mike Brougham, KitchCleanse is renowned across the UK for providing specialist services including full kitchen, extraction, duct work and oven deep cleaning and maintenance to meet and excel legally enforced hygiene regulations.
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Events & Exhibitions
ISSA North America
Loo of the Year Awards
Future of Surfactants Summit
Budapest Cleaning Show