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SC Johnson Professional has announced a new strategic partnership with the National Service Alliance (NSA), the industry-leading group purchasing organisation for building service contractors and related businesses in the US.
Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental and sales specialist, has completed the integration of AFI GmbH, which was acquired in May 2017, into its organisation.
This is the first step in creating a platform containing educational modules for children describing the science and engineering that goes into cleaning products, and extends ACI's efforts to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, which originated with 2016's 'The Science of Soap' exhibit and online education materials.
Attendees were able to experience the latest technologies and solutions for cleaning, waste, laundry and car care from across the world, while learning more about the potential of the Indian market and establishing connections that will enhance manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sales.
Joining ISSA as European Manager is Regina Henrich, whose most recent role as a strategic management consultant is just part of the extensive corporate and marketing experience she brings to her new position.
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I was delighted to receive several phone calls, emails and comments on Cleanzine’s Facebook page in response to last week’s leader, which focused on Channel Four’s undercover report on poor cleaning practices – even if not everyone agreed with my sentiments!
The Cleaning & Support Service’s/Principle Cleaning Services’ Doug Cooke, wrote: “Cleaning 20+ rooms a day is a totally unreasonable target, I know I’ve tried it! Hence shortcuts are taken but can you call them ‘rogue’ cleaners in order to get through their workload?”
It’s good to see an industry leader who’s aware of what goes on ‘at the coal front’ and thus can make decisions on sound knowledge of what’s physically possible. I wish more CEO’s did the same!
Undercover reporters don’t always provide a balanced view and I feel the industry will suffer because of the programme – and the Carillion collapse - as it did when then Prime Minister Gordon Brown organised the hospital deep-cleans. The finger was pointed at the cleaners (not having done a good job) rather than questions being asked about how hospital budgets were being spent (too much on admin, too much time - & thus money – spent on red tape & ridiculous purchasing decisions and not enough spent on cleaning).
We all want to stay in hygienically clean hotels, but are we prepared to break the budget to ensure that this is the case – something that will only happen when contractors are paid what the job’s worth? We want medication to be freely available to cure whatever illnesses we face. Do we sacrifice hospital cleaning so more can be spent on meds, but then find that once our cancer (for example) has disappeared we’re left fighting MRSA?
I agree with Heritage Tiling & Restoration Company’s Steve Sinnott who said some companies are more interested in profits than they are in doing a good job and paying decent wages. However, I’d argue that others do their darnedest to deliver the necessary service with the funds made available to them.
Our industry boasts an enormous workforce and although reputable contractors will ensure that each employee is trained and properly equipped, they can’t be sure that procedures will be followed to the letter and that a cleaner who’s done well in training hasn’t found what he or she considers to be a better way of doing things (hence the use of the word ‘rogue’)? You can put all the measures in place, but have no real control over what happens in reality…
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This Week's News
A recent global market study on floorcare machines has concluded that the floorcare machines market will experience a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.0%, with market size reaching over US$4,600 million by the end of 2025.
Despite lagging behind in terms of growth rate during the forecast period, scrubbers will remain the dominant machine type, holding approximately a one-third revenue share of the market. Burnishers are expected to lead the global market with the highest growth rate of over 3.8% during the forecast period.
Enjoy a glass of wine with industry peers in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Plus, hear useful tips for effective logistics management as well as insights into the future of AI and robotics in the workplace. Equipment for simultaneous translation will be provided by TVH.
Its cooperation with the AFC will include premium stadium signage at more than 190 matches, including matches at the group and knock-out stages, to be played this year. With this sponsorship, the global cleaning technology expert expects to boost its brand recognition throughout Asia.
Avidbots has this week announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Macnica, supplier of speciality technology products in Japan and worldwide. Macnica will distribute Neo self-driving floor scrubber across Japan to customers challenged by the largest labour shortage in the country in over 40 years.
Ecoppia, the developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced this week the completion of deployment of hundreds of its automated systems in the 2,255MW Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in a site developed by Engie Solar India.
Duplex Cleaning Machines have announced the appointment of a new business development manager for the southern region, John Still. John said "I have spent the past ten years as a BDM for a national facilities company which has given me a great insight into the cleaning industry. I am very pleased to have joined Duplex as the Southern BDM and look forward to meeting our customers, dealers and distributors."
ISSA members and their guests gathered at the second ISSA UK/IE Member Networking & Education Event in London, to gain insights into the latest drivers impacting the industry and enjoy the opportunity to business network with fellow industry professionals. ISSA member Amazon EU, hosted the event at its new headquarters in Shoreditch.
The Airdri Group has confirmed the appointment of Tony Wall as chief executive officer from 1st May 2018. Reporting to Bruce Philipps and the Airdri Board, Tony will oversee the day-to-day operations of the group in Oxford, Chicago, Shanghai and Guangzhou and will have a strong focus on sales growth across the key products and markets in which Airdri operates.
Following continued success with its 'gentle care' washing and dry-cleaning chemicals, Cole & Wilson is set for further growth as parent company Christeyns UK bolsters its professional hygiene and chemistry divisions.
Headquartered in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, Cole & Wilson manufactures specialist laundry chemicals for use in high street dry cleaners and launderers, producing products that are kinder to the environment as well as gentler on delicate fabrics.
Jangro, the UK and Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has recently enhanced its floorcare education to help cleaning operatives achieve impeccably clean and flawless-looking floors, with the introduction of a new Floor Pad Guide.
Available to download from the Jangro website, the guide is designed to help choose the correct pad for the floor type and the required job - whether that is stripping, cleaning or polishing - and includes a handy colour-coding system for easy identification.
Bunzl Canada has this week announced its exclusive agreement with Visionstate to distribute its Internet of Things-based washroom monitoring system, WandaNext. This is the second next-generation technology partnership announcement in recent months by Bunzl, following on from its introduction of an exclusive electrostatic disinfecting technology.
In the first 100 days of its new franchise, South Western Railway delivered on a key pledge to deep-clean every train across the network. This involved 15,188 hours of elbow grease across six different train depots by 45 members of staff.
Now SWR has committed to deep-cleaning trains every 30 days, on top of the routine daily tidy.
Ernie Rosenberg, who served as the American Cleaning Institute's president & CEO for 17 years, is the recipient of the special ACI Chairman's Award, recognising his outstanding leadership of the Association for the cleaning product supply chain. He was honoured during the 2018 ACI Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.
Tom O'Brien, a leader with more than three decades of experience in the chemical and cleaning product supply chains - including many years with Sasol - is the 2018 recipient of the ACI Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award.
An iconic litter bin inspired by passenger liners of the past has been created with the hope of reducing seaside waste. With support from Arun District Council and its waste contractor Biffa, students from the University of East London have been working with GreenSeas Trust on the BinForGreenSeas pilot project to help solve the marine environmental crisis.
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Recent UK News
The Competition & Markets Authority is investigating the completed acquisition on New Year's Day of Cannon Hygiene by Rentokil Initial. An initial enforcement order has been issued to Rentokil Initial under section 72(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, which covers the consequences of mergers in terms of the potential, substantial lessening of competition within the UK market for goods or services.
The full programme for the second Manchester Cleaning Show, the northern edition of The Cleaning Show which now alternates annually with Excel in London, has been announced.
With 100 exhibitors offering demonstrations, discounts and advice, the thousands of visitors expected to attend will also be able to enjoy event highlights including a fantastic line-up of speakers giving advice on future-proofing your business, recruitment, health & safety and creating business growth.
HSG UK in Derby, has developed the Cleen App which is free to download and enables customers and visitors to log reviews of washrooms in any type of venue from restaurants and shopping centres to sports stadia and airports.
Many businesses pride themselves on the cleaning standards of the buildings they occupy or that they are responsible for cleaning. The washroom is the most frequent place visited by most building users and first impressions count. High standards must be achieved consistently if the organisation's and/or the associated cleaning or facilities management company's reputation is to be maintained. So how do service providers know how to compare their results with their competitors and how do they gain recognition?
Entry into the annual Loo of the Year Awards offers a way of receiving an independent assessment of 'away from home' toilet provision and recognition of the standards achieved based on 'the washroom standard' for the UK.
An investigation is being held into the progress made by an initiative designed to modernise the Disclosure & Barring Service, which provides services that help employers check people's backgrounds against police databases such as criminal records and government lists of those considered unsuitable to work with or in the vicinity of children vulnerable adults.
This service is widely used by organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector, such as schools and care homes, to check prospective employees, volunteers and those involved in cleaning the buildings.
In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, founder and former chairman of Polaris Plastics, David Garcia, has been elected vice president of the CHSA. David has been an active member of the CHSA for many years. He is currently serving as treasurer of the Association and has previously served as chairman.
The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height, sponsored by PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers Association) and chaired by Glasgow Central MP, Alison Thewlis, has launched its first inquiry into the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities which occur because of a fall from height and falling objects.
The inquiry is open for evidence submissions from interested stakeholders until 2nd March 2018. The APPG has two days in Parliament to consider evidence and will then develop a report to make recommendations on how the frequency of serious injuries and fatalities can be reduced.
Set up in 2005, Lynx Dry Cleaning Supplies offer a comprehensive range of dry cleaning and laundry items, from leading international brands such as DOW, Cole & Wilson, Avery Dennison and Dylon.
In particular, there was 81% increase in the number of field service businesses using the system, which now includes 40 cleaning service providers. It was launched in this sector during 2017.
The Big Belly bins are solar powered and have a special compacting mechanism which crushes litter. They hold up to eight times more rubbish than a normal bin.
Events & Exhibitions
Expo Clean & Expo Laundry
ISSA North America
Loo of the Year Awards
Budapest Cleaning Show