How can smaller suppliers compete with the industry ‘big boys’?

17th of July 2015
How can smaller suppliers compete with the industry ‘big boys’?

Businesses operating across the jan/san supply chain are part of a global industry worth €17.28 billion. As is the case in many industries, smaller companies have had to fight hard to compete with the bigger, multi-national corporations. But in a market this size, and one that is growing all the time, now is a great a time as any for smaller

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Cleaning in the digital world

2nd of July 2015
Cleaning in the digital world

New smart technologies are affecting every aspect of our lives, however the professional cleaning industry has been slow to adopt them. But the new digital age will inevitably have a significant impact on the sector, writes Paul Harleman, business development director applications for Vileda Professional International.

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Smart service through software solutions

1st of July 2015
Smart service through software solutions

One of the largest facility service providers in Belgium, Temco Facility Services, decided it wanted to optimise its business processes and cleaning operations through the use of the tablets, smartphones and state-of-the-art software. So it partnered with a Dutch software developer, FacilityApps, who developed a app platform for cleaning

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Don’t be floored by polishing

25th of May 2015
Don’t be floored by polishing

Can a polished floor be kept in tip-top condition without the need for a complex regime involving scrubbing, recoating and stripping? And are shiny floors even a sought-after commodity in facilities these days? We ask floorcare manufacturers these questions and find out about their simplest solutions for shiny floors.

A polished floor in a

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Away-from-home washrooms - trending in the toilet

22nd of May 2015
Away-from-home washrooms - trending in the toilet

Automation, technology, inclusiveness, social changes – what impact are today’s key trends having on the public washroom? ECJ finds out what exactly is trending in the toilet.

Society has changed dramatically over the past few decades. The internet has revolutionised our way of life and enforced a new transparency on businesses and

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Buying into lithium-ion

19th of May 2015
Buying into lithium-ion

Lithium-ion batteries are among the latest products to hit the traditionally slow-moving battery market. But are cleaning machine companies - and their customers – buying into the new battery technologies?

Lithium-ion technology has revolutionised the battery industry since it was introduced in the 1970s. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

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