Diversey to acquire diamond cleaning pads manufacturer Twister

13th of December 2017
Diversey to acquire diamond cleaning pads manufacturer Twister

Diversey has entered into an agreement to acquire Twister Holding AB and its assets for an undisclosed amount from private equity firm Polaris.

Headquartered in Söderköping, Sweden Twister is a patented system for daily floor cleaning using floor pads impregnated with billions of microscopic diamonds which clean and polish the floor

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Poor hygiene blamed after holidaymakers fall ill at Egyptian five-star hotel

12th of December 2017
Poor hygiene blamed after holidaymakers fall ill at Egyptian five-star hotel

More than 100 holidaymakers are threatening legal action after falling ill with diarrhoea and vomiting at a Red Sea resort.

UK tourists staying at the Jaz Makadi Aquaviva Resort in Hurghada, Egypt last summer were diagnosed with Salmonella and E.coli during their stay.

A legal firm representing the victims now plans to bring a group action

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Fancy a cup of germs?

11th of December 2017
Fancy a cup of germs?

A new study in the UK suggests that making the tea at work can be a bacterial minefield.

Initial Washroom Hygiene found office workers could be exposing themselves to more harmful germs than they think during their daily tea run.

A swabbing study conducted in several office locations across the UK found particularly high levels of microbial

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Employees of French cleaning company win sexual harrassment case

8th of December 2017
Employees of French cleaning company win sexual harrassment case

Five immigrant workers have won a sexual harassment and discrimination case against one of France's largest cleaning companies.

The four women and one man who brought the case worked at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris for little more than the minimum wage cleaning the Eurostar, Thalys and other long-distance rail carriers.

"We were

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Ecolab buys RP Adam

7th of December 2017
Ecolab buys RP Adam

In the UK, Ecolab has acquired RP Adam (Arpal Group), the manufacturer of cleaning and disinfectant products based in the Scottish Borders.

Arpal Group has a strong presence in long-term care and commercial catering sectors in the UK and Ireland, as well as the hospitality sector in the Middle East. Annual sales are around €17

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Danish Ministry of Defence and ISS form Denmark’s largest public FM partnership

6th of December 2017
Danish Ministry of Defence and ISS form Denmark’s largest public FM partnership

The Danish Defence Estates and Infrastructure Organisation (DDEIO) and facilities services provider ISS have entered into a six-year facility management partnership agreement. The agreement has a total contract value of approximately €0.4 biliion and comprises nine service areas at more than 500 sites in Denmark.

The contract, which begins

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