Trojan Battery has new investment partner

10th of July 2013
Trojan Battery has new investment partner

US-based batteries manufacturer Trojan Battery has a new investment partner - Charlesbank Capital Partners. Trojan has been owned by the Godber family since it was founded in 1925 and this move introduces the first outside equity for the company. The management team has also invested and the Godber family maintains its significant

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16 finalists nominated for CMS Purus Awards

9th of July 2013
16 finalists nominated for CMS Purus Awards

The judging panel for the CMS Purus Awards have announced a list of 16 finalists. The winners will be presented with their awards on the opening day of the CMS exhibition, which takes place in Berlin from September 24-27.

A total of 47 entries were submitted over five categories and judged according to their design elements: functionality, user

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Six-week Glastonbury clean-up begins

8th of July 2013
Six-week Glastonbury clean-up begins

As Glastonbury festival-goers packed up their tents last week they were literally wading through litter. But spare a thought for those responsible for cleaning up the UK site - home to one of the world's largest music festivals - and getting it back to a fully functioning farm.

It will take six weeks for 1,300 recycling volunteers to pick up the

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Compliance technology – a hot topic in hand hygiene

5th of July 2013
Compliance technology – a hot topic in hand hygiene

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He has worked closely with the UK National Health Service (NHS), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Société Française d'Hygiène Hospitalière, the

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Stuttgart court rules activated water no better than tap water in Tennant vs Kärcher case

4th of July 2013
Stuttgart court rules activated water no better than tap water in Tennant vs Kärcher case

In the long running legal dispute between cleaning machine manufacturers Tennant and Kärcher, the Stuttgart Regional Court - which is local to the Kärcher HQ - has ruled that advertising claims by Tennant regarding its ec-H2O technology are misleading.

The basis of the lawsuits brought in Germany, Belgium and the UK is a number of

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Markus Asch confirmed as VDMA trade association chairman

3rd of July 2013
Markus Asch confirmed as VDMA trade association chairman

German cleaning machine trade association VDMA re-elected Markus Asch of Kärcher as its chairman during its annual general meeting recently.

Also elected to the board were Uwe Brenne of Hako, Dr Reinhard Man of Nilfisk-Advance, IP Gansow's Guiseppe Mariani and Jörg Peter Staehle of Columbus Cleaning Equipment.

Asch commented on his

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