Floor pads - finding the right match

15th of May 2015
Floor pads - finding the right match

Just how important is the role of the floor pad in effective and productive floor care, and how to choose the correct pad for each application? Derik Landman from pads specialist Wecovi offers guidance and looks at the most significant technological developments in recent years.

Over the past decade, there have been huge developments in the field

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Laundering for cleanrooms

15th of May 2015
Laundering for cleanrooms

CWS-boco is one of the leading international service providers of washroom hygiene, matting, workwear and textile solutions. The company’s headquarters is in Germany and it has facilities in 18 countries. In September of last year it opened its latest cleanroom laundry in Heidenheim, Germany and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the

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FM - driver for economic recovery in Italy

15th of May 2015
FM - driver for economic recovery in Italy

Anna Garbagna reports on the key role being played by the facilities management (FM) sector in Italy’s economic recovery.

The facilities management (FM) service sector (maintenance, cleaning, environmental services, energy, security, logistics), which is made up of thousands of small and medium sized companies and many large operators, is a

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Clean with a click

15th of May 2015
Clean with a click

ECJ German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh looks at the rise of domestic cleaning businesses
offering services online.

The internet has already affected many businesses, not to mention our personal life; while new internet-based business models seem to rocket, traditional businesses like stores seem to fade away. Likewise, traditional consumers

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EFCI publishes European contract cleaning sector report

6th of May 2015
EFCI publishes European contract cleaning sector report

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) has recently published its latest survey of the contract cleaning industry in Europe. All data relates to 2012 and shows a good recovery from the severe economic crisis between 2008 and 2010. Total turnover increased by 4.83 per cent over the two years 2010-2012.

For the 19th time, the

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It's all about the people, says ISS EMEA ceo Andersen

5th of May 2015
It's all about the people, says ISS EMEA ceo Andersen

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks exclusively to Henrik Andersen, chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at ISS Group about the workforce challenges facing the cleaning sector, and also the many opportunities that exist to attract and retain new employees.

“Every success we have is founded in our

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