ISSA Europe elects Ysbrandy as chairman

16th of March 2011
ISSA Europe elects Ysbrandy as chairman

USA-based global cleaning association ISSA has appointed Niels Ysbrandy as its European board chairman. Ysbrandy is vice president, Europe of Ettore Products Company, manufacturer of cleaning tools.

He said on his appointment: "My main objective is to help facilitate the group efforts and contribute to ISSA’s strategic direction and

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AHCP in Ireland

16th of March 2011

The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP), which has its headquarters in the UK, has set up two new branches serving healthcare cleaners in Ireland. Covering Northern and Southern Ireland, the offices are based in Belfast and Dublin.

This development, says the ACHP, reflects a growing awareness throughout Ireland of the need to

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Kärcher makes Swedish buy

16th of March 2011

Swedish grounds maintenance products supplier Belos - previously owned by Global Garden Products (GGP) - has become part of the Kärcher Group, which has its headquarters in Germany. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009 in the design and manufacture of multifunctional sweepers.

“This successful collaboration has convinced us

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ISS divests Nordic washroom business

16th of March 2011

Market leading facility service provider ISS has divested its hygiene and washroom activities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to Berendsen, which is a European textile service business. The deal is worth just over 40 million euros.

ISS and Berendsen have also entered a strategic partnership under which Berendsen is granted access to ISS’

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Diversey team changes

16th of March 2011
Diversey team changes

Global cleaning solutions provider Diversey has realigned its operating regions worldwide and made some changes to its management team. In Europe, this means Moreno Dezio is to take over as regional president. Dezio was previously the regional president in Greater Asia-Pacific.

He succeeds Pedro Chidichimo, who has now been appointed president,

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3M patent win

16th of March 2011

The Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has finally dismissed an appeal by HTC Sweden against a previous decision to revoke its European patent for its method of maintaining floors with diamond floor pads. It was 3M that opposed the original patent grant in 2007.

The decision means that HTC’s exclusive rights under European

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