News from Japan

20th of January 2022 Article by Bobbie van der List
News from Japan

ECJ Japan correspondent Bobbie van der List meets with Hiroshi Horiguchi, managing director of the Japan Building Maintenance Association (JBMA) to talk about its main objectives. He also reflects on the Olympic Games there last year and looks ahead to some of the challenges facing the industry there.

Horiguchi greets me with a generous smile, though times have been tough for the cleaning industry, he must admit. Like most sector..

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Tackling supply chain challenges

12th of January 2022 Article by Tim Furniss
Tackling supply chain challenges

Supply chain challenges are hitting all manufacturing sectors due to the impact of the pandemic. Tim Furniss, category manager at Hillbrush, UK manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools tells us how the company has been dealing with the issues it has faced in the last year.

A recent survey by SAPIO Research indicates that 47.8 per cent of UK businesses are using more UK suppliers now than pre-Brexit. The effects of th..

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Looking back on a year like no other

21st of December 2021 Article by Zac Hemming
Looking back on a year like no other

As 2021 draws to a close, Zac Hemming, managing director of industrial, commercial and domestic cleaning services provider ICE Cleaning, looks back on the pivotal role the industry has played throughout 2021 and predicts the key drivers for 2022.

The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to significantly reshape the capabilities and expectations of the cleaning sector, not only throughout Europe but across the globe. Over the last two ..

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Turnover in France falls for first time in years

9th of December 2021 Article by Christian Bouzols
Turnover in France falls for first time in years

The French cleaning federation FEP has published its latest statistics on the contract cleaning sector, reports Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning companies federation FEP has just published  its latest report on the sector. This document presents many figures and shows the general state of cleaning businesses in the aftermath..

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Learning from the pandemic

2nd of December 2021 Article by Anna Garbagna
Learning from the pandemic

Anna Garbagna reports for ECJ from Italy on the formation of the Cleaning and Services Interassociative Team (TIPS) - a new body bringing together the main associations representing Italy's professional cleaning sector.

Don't waste the experience of this health crisis: that is the message which underlined the fundamental role which the whole professional cleaning sector has been called upon to deliver, to guarantee a high standar..

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