European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Jan-Hein Hemke

4th of July 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Jan-Hein Hemke

Exactly what it is that makes an inspirational leader? A commitment to the success of the business is a given, however a true leader will also have other qualities that inspire the respect and loyalty of his team. The 2017 winner of the Inspirational Leader of the Year award was Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director of Facilicom Cleaning Services in

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Robotic cleaning machines - raising the bar on safety

3rd of July 2018
Robotic cleaning machines - raising the bar on safety

Robotics is currently the hot topic of the professional cleaning sector but robots are not a new phenomenon. In Janaury 2018 the first safety standard specifically targeting robotic floor treatment machines came into effect. Michael Gamtofte, vp global compliance at Nilfisk, writes for ECJ.

These days, robotics is the talk of the town in the

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Productive floor polishing

30th of May 2018
Productive floor polishing

Keeping a polished floor in pristine condition takes both and effort. So how can this be achieved productively without taking the floor out of service for extended periods of time, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Maintaining a high shine on a polished floor can be a time-consuming task. But no business or public facility can function properly while its floors

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New ways of finding cleaners in Japan

29th of May 2018
New ways of finding cleaners in Japan

While Japan has never been a country prone to allowing in migrants to solve labour market issues, due to a rapidly declining population and a low fertility rate it reluctantly pushed for policy changes to make it easier to welcome migrant workers. Bobbie van der List reports for ECJ.

While Japan has never been a country prone to allowing in

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Common hygiene standards needed

28th of May 2018
Common hygiene standards needed

Across Europe we take a very different approach to the food we produce and consume, which is great news for our taste buds. However, one area where there needs to be commonality is in the hygiene standards at the establishments preparing and serving food - says Chris Wakefield, vice president of European marketing and product development at GOJO

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Data - how to succeed?

25th of May 2018
Data - how to succeed?

An increasing number of companies are investing in data-driven solutions. But some are failing to fully act on the intelligence they gain – which means they are also missing out on much of the value. Essity’s director of European business development Paul Church explains how a clear-sighted vision of the benefits of data can

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