Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 category winners announced

12th of May 2020
Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 category winners announced

Today was the first day of Interclean Amsterdam Online - Innovation Day - where the four category winners of the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 were announced. Interclean Amsterdam was due to take place this week, however it has been postponed to November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the current situation impacts the entire world

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Competition Appeal Tribunal judgement upholds CMA report in Ecolab/Holchem merger

23rd of April 2020
Competition Appeal Tribunal judgement upholds CMA report in Ecolab/Holchem merger

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in the UK has upheld the decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) related to the merger between cleaning chemicals producers Ecolab and Holchem.

The CMA concluded that the only effective way of addressing the significant loss of competition as a result of the merger was to effectively block it

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2020 postponed

21st of April 2020
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2020 postponed

European Cleaning Journal (ECJ), founder and host of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards has announced today that this year's event in Brussels will be postponed until 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The fifth annual event, which celebrates the cleaning and hygiene sector across Europe, was due to take place on November 5 at Le

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Vermop acquires Hefter Cleantech

19th of March 2020
Vermop acquires Hefter Cleantech

German cleaning equipment and accessories manufacturer Vermop Salmon has just acquired cleaning machines producer Hefter Cleantech - also based in Germany.

Hefter Cleantech had been declared insolvent at the end of last year and the acquisition by Vermop Salmon was completed at the beginning of March. As part of a successful restructuring

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British Cleaning Council worried by UK government immigration proposals

21st of February 2020
British Cleaning Council worried by UK government immigration proposals

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has said it is "very worried and concerned" about the "huge" possible impact of UK government proposals to introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system from 2021.

The BCC, the industry body for the cleaning sector, fears plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers will

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