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Proteam aims to switch Europe on to backpack cleaning9th of May 2012
ProTeam is making only its second visit to ISSA/INTERCLEAN with its backpack vacuums.
The well-established US-based company aims to convert tub and upright vacuum users in Europe to using backpacks by promoting the productivity gains of the system.
"Backpack vacuums are traditionally a niche market for applications such as stairwell and cinemas," said international business development manager Mike Harrington. "But we are pioneering it as a mainstream cleaning system.
"When adopting a `scythe` motion an operator using the system can clean at a rate of around 95 sq m per hour, as opposed to 40sq m per hour using an upright model. This makes our system much more productive."
He claims that ProTeam's upright vacuums also offer sustainability benefits. "They are good for the environment since they use four levels of filtration to remove particulates from the atmosphere," said Harrington. "They are also good for the operator since they are both comfortable and ergonomic."
ProTeam has been established in the US for 25 years and according to Harrington the company is the market leader with around 60 per cent of the market. The company is only now beginning to make inroads on the European market.
ProTeam machines can be used on wood, concrete, carpets and on high areas in environments such as schools and office buildings.