Disruptive business models

28th of March 2018
Disruptive business models

Housekeep is an online platform which is currently disrupting the home cleaning service market in London. ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to its founder and ceo Avin Rabheru about his business model, and his plans to enter the commercial cleaning market this year.

Founded three-and-a-half years ago Housekeep is a platform that takes the

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Could futuristic glass chimneys clean up London’s air?

27th of March 2018
Could futuristic glass chimneys clean up London’s air?

London students have come up with a lava lamp-style chimney designed to remove toxic particles from the city's most polluted streets.

Pluvo is a 13ft high transparent tube with an internal fan. This sucks in the surrounding air and uses a water mist to remove any toxic particles before releasing it back out again. The newly-released air could be

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UK Golden Service Awards winners announced

26th of March 2018
UK Golden Service Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards in the UK were announced at a ceremony in London recently. The awards celebrate innovation, excellence and continuous improvement of standards across the professional cleaning industry in the UK.

The winners were:

Best Cleaned Premises, Healthcare Establishment with fewer

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Adlatus Robotics wins Deutsche Bahn contest

23rd of March 2018
Adlatus Robotics wins Deutsche Bahn contest

DB Services - the contract arm of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway operator -
came up with a novel way of choosing an automated cleaning system to fulfil a huge station cleaning contract recently, as featured on the ECJ website on February 16.

It invited four machines to compete against one other on a 200 square metre course. Robots from

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Can robots fill the people gap?

22nd of March 2018
Can robots fill the people gap?

Japan’s cleaning industry is increasingly dominated by automation and robotic solutions, which is mainly caused by the growing difficulty professional cleaning companies experience in finding qualified staff. But what is the impact of this development on the industry and where does the cleaning industry stand in terms of employing robots?

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“Up to 40 per cent of cleaning could use autonomous solutions”

21st of March 2018
“Up to 40 per cent of cleaning could use autonomous solutions”

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to Nilfisk’s recently appointed president and ceo Hans Henrik Lund about his ambitious plans for future direction of the group.

Hans Henrik Lund arrived at Nilfisk as its new president and ceo in August of last year, bringing with him a strong background in technology, digitalisation and product

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