Seko acquires Brightwell Dispensers

7th of May 2019
Seko acquires Brightwell Dispensers

Italy-based chemical dosing and control technology specialist Seko Group has completed the acquisition of Brightwell Dispensers in the UK.

Founded over 70 years ago, Brightwell manufactures soap and paper dispensers, chemical dilution systems and dishwash and laundry dosing solutions.

The company will continue to operate under its own name as a

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 - deadline June 17

1st of May 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 - deadline June 17

The closing date for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 is rapidly approaching. Service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe have until June 17 to submit their entries.
The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector and are

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UK CSSA award 2019 winners announced

29th of April 2019
UK CSSA award 2019 winners announced

In the UK, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) recently announed the winners of its 2019 awards.

They were:Genesis Biosciences for Contract Innovation; Robertson Facilities Management for Corporate Social Responsibility; Principle Cleaning Services for Environmental & Sustainability; Renovo Facilities & Services for

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Applying hand rub with three steps for 15 seconds effective at reducing bacteria

26th of April 2019
Applying hand rub with three steps for 15 seconds effective at reducing bacteria

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene compliance.

That's according to new research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical

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Tennant wins contract with Walmart to supply robotic floor cleaners

25th of April 2019
Tennant wins contract with Walmart to supply robotic floor cleaners

In the US, floor cleaning machine producer Tennant has won a contract with major retailer Walmart to supply its autonomous floor cleaning machine the T7AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) equipped with Brain Corp's self-driving operating system BrainOS.

"We are proud to partner with Walmart, the first major global retailer to introduce autonomous

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Chinese officials force street cleaners to wear GPS-tracking bracelets

24th of April 2019
Chinese officials force street cleaners to wear GPS-tracking bracelets

A new monitoring system for street cleaners has sparked a social media outcry in Nanjing, China.

More than 500 sanitation workers in the city were asked to wear smart watches that tracked their location and recorded when they clocked in. And if the wearer stopped moving for more than 20 minutes, the device would bark out the order: "Please

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