It's all about the people, says ISS EMEA ceo Andersen

5th of May 2015
It's all about the people, says ISS EMEA ceo Andersen

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks exclusively to Henrik Andersen, chief operating officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at ISS Group about the workforce challenges facing the cleaning sector, and also the many opportunities that exist to attract and retain new employees.

“Every success we have is founded in our

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Video footage shows cleaning staff using same cloth for toilets and drinking glasses

4th of May 2015
Video footage shows cleaning staff using same cloth for toilets and drinking glasses

The cleanliness of top hotels in China have been called into question after staff at two high-end establishments were accused of using the same cloths to wipe toilets and drinking glasses.

Video clips have emerged which show employees at Binjiang Long Sheraton Hotel and the JW Marriott Hotel in the city of Hangzhou apparently using one cloth for

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ISSA names new director of EMEA services

1st of May 2015
ISSA names new director of EMEA services

Cleaning industry trade association ISSA - which has its headquarters in the US - has continued its investment in its European membership with the appointment of Dianna Steinbach as director of EMEA Services. Dianna will be relocating to Europe from the US with her family this summer to fill the position currently held by Keith Baker as of

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The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

1st of May 2015
The internet of things - a new revolution for the cleaning industry?

Writing his exclusive blog for the ECJ website, Toni D'Andrea of Afidamp looks ahead to the forthcoming Pulire exhibition in Verona, which takes place from May 19-21. He also discusses the impact of the Internet of Things on the industry.

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James Briggs buys Premiere Products

29th of April 2015
James Briggs buys Premiere Products

UK-based aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturer James Briggs has acquired the business and assets of fellow British company Premiere Products, which manufactures branded and private label janitorial cleaning products.

Jim Sumner, chairman of James Briggs, said: "We are delighted to be able to make this announcement today. Combining the

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Could floor scrubbing robots take over cleaners' jobs?

28th of April 2015
Could floor scrubbing robots take over cleaners' jobs?

Autonomous cleaning robots could soon be drafted into service on the floors of supermarkets, airports and industrial premises.

Developed as part of an EU-funded project, the machines would be able to clean large floor areas more efficiently than teams of human cleaners according to the research team.

Scientists from several European institutions

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