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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Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

22nd of March 2018
Small, but beautifully formed scrubber dryers?

Is there a growing trend towards smaller scrubber dryers, and how do the latest compact models compare in performance with traditional-sized machines? Ann Laffeaty asks the question.

How important is size? It is often a question of fashion and the dimensions of the equipment we use largely depends on current trends.

For instance, when technology

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Contract cleaning data for Europe

21st of March 2018
Contract cleaning data for Europe

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) – the umbrella organisation representing the contract cleaning sector across Europe – has published its latest survey on the cleaning industry in Europe.

Data for the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) survey is gathered from its member associations on the basis of a

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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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Italy’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

19th of March 2018
Italy’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Lorenzo Mattioli, president of Italian contract cleaning association ANIP, offers an exclusive overview of the country’s market. ANIP is affiliated with Confindustria, which represents and protects the group of companies which provides cleaning services, multi services and integrated services on a national and community level - politically,

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How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

26th of January 2018
How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

Lauren O'Connor from Zoro, supplier of cleaning products and personal protective equipment, takes a closer look at your responsibilities as an employer when it comes to your staff working with cleaning agents.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 deaths in the UK linked to past exposure to chemicals and dust at work, according to statistics

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