Largest market in Europe

28th of June 2012
Largest market in Europe

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Germany. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, its potential for growth and the structure of the market. We also report on the latest statistics related to cleaning equipment manufacturers.

The commercial cleaning

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Hygiene vital to human health

27th of June 2012

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits Dako in Denmark, a company specialising in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, to find out how ISS manages a wide range of  facility services there.

Dako’s mission is to fight cancer and from its base in Glostrup, Denmark it provides reagents, instruments and software that give fast and accurate answers

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Cleaning service companies - we must adapt

3rd of May 2012
Cleaning service companies - we must adapt

Writing exclusively for ECJ, Andreas Lill from the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) addresses the topic: ‘cleaning and building service companies must do more to adapt to clients’ changing needs in the face of economic difficulties’.

Cleaning service companies are increasingly forced to adapt to clients’

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Graffiti - prevention or cure?

2nd of May 2012
Graffiti - prevention or cure?

Ann Laffeaty looks at the latest anti-graffiti coatings on the market and finds out whether local authorities are prepared to pay for them - or whether they are more inclined to simply remove the graffiti after the vandals have struck.

Local authorities wishing to tackle the problem of graffiti have two main options. They can wait for the vandals

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Cloud computing - head in the clouds

2nd of May 2012
Cloud computing - head in the clouds

Cloud computing is a product of blue-sky thinking on a global scale that is fast revolutionising the way we run our businesses. But while the benefits of this new way of providing IT services are far from nebulous, Hartley Milner warns they need to be weighed against the risks that come with any innovation in its infancy.

Most of us will have had

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Customer priorities for cleaning chemicals

2nd of May 2012
Customer priorities for cleaning chemicals

Efficiency, cost-effectiveness, safety, sustainability… what do customers want most from their chemical solutions? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

There are so many professional cleaning products on the market today the customer is spoilt for choice. Some solutions are claimed to be completely safe and sustainable while others are marketed on

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