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The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.
Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.
"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.
Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.
"With Turtle Mats, we are gaining a strong retail brand for our company portfolio, especially in the UK market," explains Jürgen Teubenbacher, managing director of Kleen-Tex in Europa GmbH. "For both companies, there are very positive synergies - on sales, marketing, and distribution."
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This week, John Austen and I have been attending The Cleaning Show at the ExCel exhibition centre in London's Docklands. It's still on today so if you're within reach, it's well worth a visit if you haven't managed to get there over the past couple of days, or if there are people you wanted to meet but were unable to previously, because they were busy doing business. After all - it has been pretty busy ...
While we normally do a 'live' on-site issue, thanks to the inadequacies of my Internet Service Provider, I've been unable to work on this issue once home in the evening, so look out for all the show news and pictures and new product information we've gleaned this week, over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, let me congratulate the winners of the CSSA 'Inauguration Debut Awards', developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors, and great people - and run by the industry to celebrate all that is good with the industry: ICE for the ICE Locator, (Best Product), Julius Rutherfoord (Contract Innovation), Chequers Contract Services (Training), Robertson Facilities Management (Corporate Social Responsibility), Chequers Contract Services (Environment & Sustainability), Chris Duncan MBE, Numatic founder & owner (Outstanding Contribution).
See next week's issue for more information on what made each of these winners, stand out in the judges' opinions - although you can learn more about ICE's winning product, below, in 'This week's news'.
If you've been unable to make it to the show and can't visit today, also below are some of our pictures, taken at random around the hall: If you are at ExCel today and came in on the Docklands Light Railway and plan on leaving the same way when the show ends, may I recommend that you try and grab a seat at the very front, where a vast wraparound window gives you a clear view of London and many of its more modern iconic buildings as you approach? At this time of year and with the fabulous weather, the sun appearing to balance on the buildings as it sets, and the myriad of colours and shadows cast on the scene ahead and reflected off the thousands of windows, are truly uplifting. Also uplifting is the thought of the cleaning opportunities all these new buildings - many in various stages of construction - will bring!
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"As the UKs largest independent provider of cleaning equipment solutions, we are well versed in the challenges currently facing service providers," says the company of its latest innovation. "One of the biggest areas of exposure in terms of compliance is the management and tracking of assets - the tools of the trade.
Doug Cooke, CSSA with his winnings at the Greyland 'Hook a Dook' competition.
The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on Tuesday in the European Parliament. MEPs also want the 'waste package' plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council of Ministers.
Guardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds. Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, the provider of air and water hygiene services has expanded from its Essex-base in order to better serve its northern operations.
Are you itching to fall asleep at night? London Cleaning System may have the answer why. Each night you risk sleeping among invisible bacteria, creeping around the corners of your mattress inconspicuously. With 22% of the population stating that they frequently have a bad night's sleep, London Cleaning System deciphered just why this may be, in celebration of National Bed Month.
Norwegian cleaning contractor Rogaland Teppe has taken delivery of a further two new Prochem Endeavor 500 extractors. The company now runs a fleet of five 500s in addition to its Prochem Everest and Performer truck-mounted machines.
Rogaland works all over southern Norway but its investment in Prochem technology has enabled it to broaden commercially and geographically, most recently to Denmark to clean cruise ships.
The UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year contract to maintain its mobile site equipment. LLW Repository (LLWR) manages the national Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and oversees a national programme to ensure that lower activity waste is managed effectively across the UK.
As part of Klenzan's continued innovation and development of hygiene products for the food, dairy and beverage industries, Bioklenz has been over a year in the making, undergoing a series of tests against the latest exacting standard - BSEN 1650.
The list of outstanding Lindhaus clients continues to grow, with the news that the company's multifunction carpet cleaners and commercial floor scrubbers were chosen for floor and carpet care at the Royal Palace in The Hague, Noordeinde Palace, residence of king Willem Alexander.
Dedicated tutor Stuart Wilson, from Accrington & Rossendale College, had his outstanding teaching in bio-hazard cleaning recognised by national training & qualification board City & Guilds with a Medal for Excellence.
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