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Amsterdam Innovation Award finalists announced1st of March 2012
The jury of the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award has selected the nine final nominees from a total of 71 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors' choice winner of prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry will be announced during a special ceremony on the opening day of the show - Tuesday May 8.
The nine nominees are selected as the top three in their category.
Machines, accessories and components:
B 80 W, Kärcher
Wetrok iMatic Vive, Alpheios International
Equipment/tools for cleaning, care and safety:
Mag System, Vermop Salmon
Rubbermaid HYGEN Clean Water System, Newell Rubbermaid
CWS Washroom Information Service (WIS), CWS boco International
Cleaning management and training solutions:
Alpheios Infection Prevention Monitor IPM, Alpheios International
iMAP (New and Improved), Diversey
ProTec Maxi Quik Fill, Ecolab
Chair of the Amsterdam Innovation Award jury and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall: "We have seen some truly intelligent solutions entered for this year's award. This demonstrates well that manufacturers are working hard to understand customers' key challenges and requirements when they are developing new products.
"We should also remark on the increasing presence of information technology and web-based solutions - an encouraging progression in our industry. Manufacturing technology is also moving forward and we have seen some impressive advances in terms of sustainability, reduced waste and less demand on resources such as water, energy and chemicals."
The Amsterdam Innovation Award has developed into a highly coveted prize. Last year's winner was Dutch company Baudoin Wash Systems. The company's Bart de Bonth said: "Winning the Award was a fabulous token of appreciation. The product was heavily covered by the global media and attracted a lot of additional interest during and after ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2010."
The jury - made up of members of the press and industry experts - will jointly select the three category winners and one overall winner after a live presentation and demonstration of the nine nominated products.
ECJ is the official European media partner for ISSA/INTERCLEAN. For more details about the show visit www.issainterclean.com