Kärcher and Brain Corp create partnership

11th of December 2019
Kärcher and Brain Corp create partnership

Cleaning systems technology provider Kärcher has formed a partnership with US-based Brain Corp to bring autonomous floorcare solutions to the market.

The first product to be launched will be the KIRA CV 60/1 RS Chariot stand-on professional vacuum cleaner - powered by BrainOS.

Marco Cardinale, vice president floor care solutions for

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Special Sustainable Cleaning supplement from ECJ

10th of December 2019
Special Sustainable Cleaning supplement from ECJ

ECJ's special Sustainable Cleaning supplement is now available to read online or via the ECJ app.

Among the topics covered are Extinction Rebellion and its impact on the cleaning sector; taking action against single-use plastics; how robotics and cloud connectivity can play a part in greater sustainability; and sharing of best practice.

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European social partners adopt statement on digitalisation

9th of December 2019
European social partners adopt statement on digitalisation

The European social partners in professional cleaning - the EFCI (European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry) and UNI Europa - have adopted a joint statement on the impact of digitalisation on employment in the sector.

The social partners acknowledge a successful digitalisation transition may become an opportunity to enhance professionalism

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Demand for chemical-free cleaning spearheads trend for steam

6th of December 2019
Demand for chemical-free cleaning spearheads trend for steam

A growing desire to switch to sustainable, chemical-free cleaning solutions has led to an upsurge in the use of steam cleaning machines, according to reports.

Demand for quick-fix solutions in restaurants, hotels, food stations and other commercial environments is said to be contributing to the growth in the market for upright steam cleaners,

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Norovirus warning to supermarket shoppers

4th of December 2019
Norovirus warning to supermarket shoppers

A hospital board is urging people to wash their hands in soap and water after a trip to the supermarket.

The Swansea Bay University Health Board claims the frequently-touched handles of supermarket trolleys could harbour the norovirus. It is urging everyone to clean their hands thoroughly after a visit to busy facilities such as supermarkets and

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Cleaning in northern Europe undergoes a gender change

28th of November 2019
Cleaning in northern Europe undergoes a gender change

The cleaning industry is attracting an increasing number of men, according to the Oslo Institute for Social Research.

This is said to mirror a rise in the number of immigrants seeking work in Europe.

The Oslo Institute's Marjan Nadim and Julia Orupabo claim the role of cleaning - once almost exclusively the province of women - is about to

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