Essential components

3rd of November 2021
Essential components

The right choice of electronic components in a cleaning machine is just as important as the ergonomics and mechanical design. Marco Bruni at SED Special Electronic Design explains why in this exclusive piece for ECJ.

The right choice of the electronic components of a cleaning machine is as important as the good ergonomics and mechanical design to

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Why care about a hard floor?

2nd of November 2021
Why care about a hard floor?

Why do hard floors need regular care? Ann Laffeaty looks at arguments for regular cleaning and maintenance and asks manufacturers about the types of activities that can lead to the most floor damage.

It is usually taken as read that hard floors need regular care. But why? Tasks such as cleaning, sweeping, scrubber drying and polishing are all

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Why clean a carpet?

12th of October 2021
Why clean a carpet?

What are the main benefits of cleaning a carpet? Manufacturers set out the case for a regular maintenance programme to Ann Laffeaty.

The importance of cleaning frequently-touched surfaces has become starkly clear during the pandemic. It makes perfect sense to sanitise tabletops, chair arms, door handles and light switches at regular intervals to

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Top of the mops

11th of October 2021
Top of the mops

Quick-changing mechanisms, spray handles, locking joints, colour-coded elements - what does a top-of-the-range mop look like? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the features and enhancements that can make a mop more productive, more ergonomic and higher performing.

A mop is a mop is a mop. Or is it? A traditional mop is a simple manual tool

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Business strategy - adapt and innovate

6th of October 2021
Business strategy - adapt and innovate

For the majority of cleaning businesses the past 18 months have been extremely challenging - with the need to adapt strategy, operations and customer offerings at an unprecedented pace. Fabien Caqueret at Tudor Group recounts his own experiences and looks ahead to future opportunities for the sector.

Fabien Caqueret is managing director of the

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Breathing new life into town centres

5th of October 2021
Breathing new life into town centres

The surge in online shopping during the pandemic has hammered another nail in the coffin for the high street as we know it. But now communities everywhere are fighting back with visionary plans to inject new life into their failing town centres, writes Hartley Milner.

In just five years, the English market town of Stockton-on-Tees lost more than

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