The battle against cleaning machine copies

6th of March 2014
The battle against cleaning machine copies

German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh brings news of the battle by the country’s manufacturers against cheap copies of its cleaning machines.

Demand determines supply. Customers today ask for economical, inexpensive products and want a supplier who can deliver high quality at a low price. This is true for the private sector as well as for

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Small butts, big problem

5th of March 2014
Small butts, big problem

Our correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, reports from Denmark. Danish organisations try to raise awareness about the danger of littered cigarette butts. They call small butts a ‘big problem’.

Nine million cigarette butts end up in the streets of Denmark daily. Please take time to let that sink in! Denmark is a small

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New ways of working

5th of March 2014
New ways of working

Increasing competition calls for new work methods, says Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services.

Increasingly, global competition, the war for talents, the introduction of new technologies, and the greater focus on sustainability – among other factors – are changing how companies plan for and develop their workplace strategies and how

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Hygiene services opportunity in Germany

9th of December 2013
Hygiene services opportunity in Germany

German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh takes a look at new business potential for the cleaning sector in healthcare.

Today hospitals and surgeries are challenged more and more by increasing demands or certifications – also in terms of hygiene – which require significant investments in terms of personnel and technology. Outsourcing of

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The letter of the law

9th of December 2013
The letter of the law

Companies in the FM industry must adhere to correct business practices, says our UK reporter.

We have warned previously of the danger to FM companies of examples of poor not to say illegal practices. In some cases these may not be particularly serious; employees and managers make mistakes on a daily basis which are not cataclysmic.

But anything

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Survey analyses cleaning products distribution in Italy

6th of December 2013
Survey analyses cleaning products distribution in Italy

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings news of a survey into the distribution of cleaning products.

The third edition of the survey by AfidampCOM, analysing the Italian market for the distribution of machines, products and equipment for professional cleaning has been carried out.

The survey highlighted some dynamics driven by the economic

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