ECJ looks back on 20 years - Andreas Lill, EFCI

18th of March 2013
ECJ looks back on 20 years - Andreas Lill, EFCI

ECJ celebrates its 20th birthday this month. To celebrate our birthday we look back at the key trends affecting the industry over the last 20 years, with the help of some of the best-known names in the industry. Today, Andreas Lill from the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI).

From a European perspective, the most significant

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20 years review

13th of March 2013

During the 20 years of its existence, ECJ has produced a new approach and added to the scope of cleaning magazines, says its UK reporter. And in that 20 years the industry has seen many changes.

Many changes relevant to cleaning have had broader effects on the nation as a whole - some good, some bad and some on which the jury is still

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A year of new challenges

13th of March 2013

2013 has now begun and with it comes a new set of challenges. ECJ’s reporter in the US Ron Segura asks a number of industry experts what they expect to face this year.

2013 has begun and with it come new challenges! I have asked representatives of three industry segments to provide some challenges they will face:

Ken Burkhalter, deputy

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Land of opportunity

13th of March 2013
Land of opportunity

As Poland prepares for the upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Warsaw this April, correspondent Marek Kowalski explains why the country is full of opportunity.

You ask why invest in Poland? Well, since 2010 the potential of the Polish economy has gradually been rebuilt from the 2009 slump. The economic growth statistics of that period

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The path to multiservices

12th of March 2013
The path to multiservices

The trend towards cleaning companies in Russia becoming multiservice businesses is definitely the most popular market trend. That’s according to Oleg Popov of Cristanval, ECJ reporter there.

The Russian market for cleaning services was created at the beginning of the 21st century, chiefly due to foreign companies that brought with them

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Respect your cleaners

12th of March 2013
Respect your cleaners

Reporting from Scandinavia, our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman, takes a closer look at a Danish project on cleaning in schools. A guide has been published to highlight its importance, she explains.

“It may sound trite, but boys are more likely to hit the toilet bowl if they can aim at something. Therefore, it may be a good idea to paint

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