US cleaning industry managers report cost pressure in latest study

15th of February 2016
US cleaning industry managers report cost pressure in latest study

Cleaning managers across the US are reporting that despite economic optimism, they are still under pressure to reduce labour and other operating costs.

That's one of the findings of the P&G Professional 2015 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey. This annual study reveals observations from cleaning industry professionals and decision makers in

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UK Cleaning & Support Services Association relaunches

12th of February 2016
UK Cleaning & Support Services Association relaunches

The UK contract cleaning organisation CSSA (the Cleaning & Support Services Association) has officially relaunched after a two-year hiatus.

The organisation was part of a merger with fellow organisations Asset Skills and the Facilities Management Association (FMA) in 2013 - when the Building Futures Group (BFG) was formed. However CSSA

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Spanish cleaning companies demand minimum rate in public contracts

11th of February 2016
Spanish cleaning companies demand minimum rate in public contracts

The Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) in Spain has demanded that current legislation in the awarding of public contracts be modified to establish a minimum price for tenders. This, it says, will prevent illegal practices on the part of companies that are insufficiently prepared for service provision.

ASPEL commissioned a

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The future of outsourcing - innovation and relationship building

10th of February 2016
The future of outsourcing - innovation and relationship building

A new white book from global facilities services provider ISS and the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies (CIFS) examines future trends in outsourcing and perspectives for facility management (FM).

It points towards a shift in strategy - outsourcing is no longer merely a cost exercise, but a strategic element creating increased innovation

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Diversey Care achieves CE Marking for Intellibot machine

9th of February 2016
Diversey Care achieves CE Marking for Intellibot machine

Sealed Air's Diversey Care division has achieved CE Marking for its TASKI Intellibot SWINGOBOT 1650 machine.

This robotic scrubber dryer is already working with customers in the UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, France, Spain and Germany - where global facilities provider ISS has purchased three units for evaluation ahead of a possible worldwide

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Amsterdam ambulances given final warning over poor hygiene practices

8th of February 2016
Amsterdam ambulances given final warning over poor hygiene practices

A leading Netherlands ambulance service has been slammed for hygiene concerns just a few short weeks after a survey revealed the Dutch to be Europe's most negligent hand-washers.

Ambulance Amsterdam has been given a final warning by the nation's Healthcare Inspectorate for its poor cleaning regimes and outdated equipment. It may incur a fine if

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