German cleaning machines market faces uncertainty

5th of November 2019
German cleaning machines market faces uncertainty

Global economic uncertainty has impacted on Germany's cleaning machine manufacturers since the end of 2018, and sales in the first half of 2019 fell by three per cent. That's according to latest figures from trade association covering the sector, VDMA.

There are around 50 suppliers of cleaning systems for commercial and industrial use in the

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EFCI takes part in EU Tripartite Social Summit

4th of November 2019
EFCI takes part in EU Tripartite Social Summit

Juan Díez de los Ríos, president of EFCI - the organisation representing the cleaning and facilities services sector at EU level - recently attended the Tripartite Social Summit, the forum for dialogue between the EU institutions and the European social partners at top management level.

The theme, ‘Progressing on the social

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Kanso - simplicity, ethics and sustainability in the 21st century

1st of November 2019
Kanso - simplicity, ethics and sustainability in the 21st century

Kanso is a new London-based cleaning services company with simplicity, ethics and sustainability at the core of its values. ECJ’s Michelle Marshall spoke to founder and managing director Chris Parkes, who believes these elements are essential for 21st century businesses to prosper.

Kanso is a Zen principle meaning ‘simplicity’.

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Spilt cleaning solution forces emergency landing

31st of October 2019
Spilt cleaning solution forces emergency landing

Two crew members were reportedly left unconscious after a spilt cleaning product forced a flight from London into an emergency landing.

American Airlines said two crew members and one passenger were taken to hospital ‘for evaluation' after the passenger jet, flying from Heathrow to Philadelphia, diverted to Dublin. They were discharged

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New md for Unger

30th of October 2019
New md for Unger

Professional cleaning and maintenance tools manufacturer Unger, which has its headquarters in Germany, has a new managing director. He is Stefan Liedtke, who succeeds Torsten Deutzmann. Liedtke will manage the global business for Unger outside of the America's.

Prior to joining Unger he was chief commercial officer of Danish Cembrit Holding,

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Worshipful Company hosts Military Awards

29th of October 2019
Worshipful Company hosts Military Awards

In the UK, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) hosted its annual Military Awards recently. These give special recognition to the work of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), the RAF Environmental Health Cadre and the WCEC's affiliated Cadet Units, for their work at home and

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