Hard floor care - ergonomics for efficiency

25th of October 2013
Hard floor care - ergonomics for efficiency

When it comes to purchasing new cleaning solutions – whether for manual or mechanical cleaning – procurement managers increasingly consider aspects such as ergonomics, safety and cost-efficiency in addition to a good cleaning performance.

Particular attention is given to the ergonomics of cleaning machines – for instance vacuum

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Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

25th of October 2013
Museum and gallery cleaning - creating a masterpiece

Museums and galleries are extremely busy public spaces, demanding cleaning services that are frequent, effective, safe and discreet – with the added specialist know-how required to work in environments containing valuable and delicate works of art.

Tony O’Shea, operations director for KGB Cleaning and Support Services in the UK,

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Cleaning products with sustainability built in

24th of October 2013
Cleaning products with sustainability built in

A growing number of cleaning operations are looking at making their operations more sustainable by using products designed to reduce energy, chemical and water use. We ask cleaning companies and manufacturers about this trend and find out about the latest sustainable products and systems on the market.

Sustainability is no longer seen as an

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Online opportunities for cleaning products distributors

27th of September 2013
Online opportunities for cleaning products distributors

The internet offers distributors valuable opportunities to sell their products online, and those that have invested sufficiently in their website are reaping the rewards. ECJ talks to two cleaning products distributors that are actively selling online about how they set up their ‘e-shop’ and what benefits their website has brought to

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Customer service - going the extra mile

26th of September 2013
Customer service - going the extra mile

If distribution were simply a matter of moving products from A to B, anyone could do it and there would be no incentive for customers to choose one company over the next. So how do distributors manage to distinguish themselves from the competition? We ask them how they add value to their offering.

Distributors are essentially the middle-men

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The pull of good marketing

26th of September 2013
The pull of good marketing

The cleaning products distribution sector often suffers from a lack of good marketing, with many businesses investing little or nothing. We take a look at the importance of proactively marketing your distribution business and offer some advice on how to start.

Writing for ECJ Distributor Focus is Gary Fage, managing director of Janitorial Express

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