EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

21st of December 2021
EFCI annual report - resilience through crisis

EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning services sector at European level, has published its latest report compiled from data supplied by national associations. It shows that in 2018, the industry grew by eight per cent and the sector employed 4.1 million people. It also demonstrates just how resilient the industry has been throughout the

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New train cleaning robots aim to protect staff and prevent delays

20th of December 2021
New train cleaning robots aim to protect staff and prevent delays

Train-cleaning robots are being developed in Scotland to protect staff against health risks and to prevent delays.

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University's National Robotarium have built a robot with a 180-degree field of vision using a static camera to the front and a stereo vision camera above. The robot is mounted on four wheels and has flip-out

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One in three UK adults unhappy with the state of public toilets

16th of December 2021
One in three UK adults unhappy with the state of public toilets

One in three UK adults is unhappy about the cleanliness of the public toilets in their nearest town or city, a new study suggests.

In research commissioned by specialist hygiene services provider Citron Hygiene, seven in 10 people would prefer to buy something from a nearby coffee shop to use the facilities than visit a free public toilet, with

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Spanish cleaning association sets out priorities for post-pandemic recovery

14th of December 2021
Spanish cleaning association sets out priorities for post-pandemic recovery

Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL has published a report in which it lists its proposals and solutions for the economic recovery of the buildings and premises cleaning sector following the pandemic.The document examines issues relating to contracting, substitution, tax law, absenteeism and the minimum wage, among others.

Launching the

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Looking ahead to Interclean Amsterdam

10th of December 2021
Looking ahead to Interclean Amsterdam

Interclean Amsterdam is set to take place from May 10-13 2022, a welcome return for the exhibition that has not taken place since 2018 due to the pandemic.

Since the 2018 show, much has changed. There has been an increase in the focus, respect and appreciation the cleaning and hygiene industries receive, alongside the continuing rapid pace of

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Brightwell Dispensers acquires CT Dispensing Systems

9th of December 2021
Brightwell Dispensers acquires CT Dispensing Systems

UK basedBrightwell Dispensers has acquired its Spanish stockist CT Dispensing Systems. The two companies have shared a close partnership for over 25 years.

CT Dispensing Systems will continue to operate under its own name, retaining its existing management team and administration functions.

"We are very pleased CT Dispensing Systems is joining

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