Pulire 2015 to take in laundry

22nd of January 2015
Pulire 2015 to take in laundry

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports on a new section of the Pulire exhibition to be included in 2015.

The new project for the next Pulire exhibition in Verona next May was presented in Milan recently. It is Pulire Clean, an area dedicated to manufacturers of machines for the washing and care of textiles, which next year will offer its visitors a whole

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Managing quality in German contract cleaning

21st of January 2015
Managing quality in German contract cleaning

German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on quality certification in contract cleaning.

Public awarding authorities as well as private customers in Germany trust in quality assurance more and more. While some years ago the main requirement was that potential contracting companies were run by a master craftsman, customers today commonly rely on

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Street cleaning in France - an overview

21st of January 2015
Street cleaning in France - an overview

From France, ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols offers an insight into street cleaning and refuse collection in Paris.

They are to be seen every day in the streets of Paris, holding a broom or a water hose. Always dressed in green, the ‘éboueurs’ work all year round to keep the streets of the French capital clean. A visit to the

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European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

20th of January 2015
European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

Dutch reporter for ECJ Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services looks at the findings of a new European FM report.

During the last few decades multi or integrated facility services contracts have made their entry into European markets, although there are variations in different countries’ markets. It undoubtedly would have serious consequences

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Increase in French cleaning company failures

3rd of November 2014
Increase in French cleaning company failures

French reporter Christian Bouzols explains that the number of cleaning companies failing in the country has risen by 16 per cent since 2011, but that on the whole business is improving.

The number of cleaning companies failing in France has risen by 16 per cent in three years. That figure is indeed worrying but is a good reflection of

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The immigration question

31st of October 2014
The immigration question

ECJ’s UK correspondent on the immigration debate and how the cleaning industry is involved.

Here one of the main topics has been immigration. Some interesting views have been expressed by the movers and shakers in our industry. Let us be clear, controlled immigration is no bad thing but many of our troubles have arisen from the policy of

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