Russian cleaning companies work large territories

30th of April 2012
Russian cleaning companies work large territories

Oleg Popov from Russian cleaning company Cristanval talks about operating across a country with nine time zones. The distance between the westernmost city of Kaliningrad and the easternmost city of Vladivostok is more than 10,000 kilometres.

Even after starting operations in Moscow or any other Russian city, any company strives  to grow and

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Floor polishing - why keep the shine?

27th of April 2012
Floor polishing - why keep the shine?

Traditionally floor polish manufacturers developed solutions that gave a corporate floor the brightest, shiniest finish – a floor with a mirror-like look. Thinking has now changed and suppliers must ask: does the customer really want shiny floors? Writing exclusively for ECJ, Matt Baines of Premiere Products explores how trends in floor

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French cleaning industry has a political voice

27th of April 2012
French cleaning industry has a political voice

The French cleaning industry has been expressing its opinions to the political parties, writes reporter Christian Bouzols.

With the approaching presidential elections, the French cleaning sector has decided to make its position known on a number of current issues and to bring them to the attention of the various candidates. Among the issues put

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USA is still building business

27th of April 2012
USA is still building business

ECJ's new USA reporter is Ron Segura of Segura & Associates. Here, he asks whether cleaning is a recession-proof industry.

Is cleaning really a recession-proof industry? Companies making cuts in other areas of their business still need to spend money to have buildings cleaned.

But because of economic challenges, firms now expect to pay less

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Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

27th of April 2012
Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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Stormy weather for Dutch cleaning sector

27th of April 2012
Stormy weather for Dutch cleaning sector

ECJ reporter in the Netherlands Nico Lemmens on a new quality standard being introduced by cleaning companies association OSB.

As reported in the February/March edition of this journal, the Dutch association of cleaning companies OSB has introduced a new Quality Mark. The OSB Quality Mark has three pillars.
The first is a set of legal requirements

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