ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value

Organisers of the CleantexPulire exhibition, e-squared publications (E2) and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events.

The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance this established African cleaning and hygiene showcase, elevating it to the next level as well as to expand the association's local member benefits. CleantexPulire events bring together contract cleaners, distributors, facility, healthcare, retail and food service managers as well as other professionals within the cleaning, hygiene, hospitality, property maintenance and government sectors.

The partners say this new relationship will add a more robust regional and international seminar and workshop program, networking opportunities, and new product and business solutions for the market, thereby reflecting the same ethos demonstrated worldwide by ISSA.

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Global Handwashing Day 2017 theme announced CleantexPulire Show Date

Its official: October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing.

Every year, Global Handwashing Day is celebrated around the world with events, campaigns, and handwashing programmes.

Prior to each Global Handwashing Day, the Global Handwashing Partnership selects a theme that will inspire celebrants and encourage handwashing with soap beyond October 15.

This year's theme is 'Our Hands,
Our Future', reminding us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world.

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Consolidation in Africa and Middle Eastern regions for Nilfisk Diversey Care

Nilfisk has announced it will move to consolidate its African and Middle Eastern operations under the leadership of Gavin Herold, previous General Manager for South Africa.

This forms part of a broader strategic to grow international markets by capitalizing on the proximity and expertise of hub regions such as South Africa. It also provides a platform for servicing global accounts more efficiently.

Nilfisk currently has a footprint across 15 countries within the Middle East and Africa region. Anders Morup, the current Sales Director for the Middle East will, as part of this region, report to Herold and continue to manage the Dubai office.

He also takes responsibility for northern Africa. Dustin McDermott rejoins Nilfisk as Area Manager forsub-Saharan Africa. McDermott has extensive experience in the cleaning industry both in South Africa and abroad, having worked for Nilfisk previously.
Congress of World Federation of Building Service Contractors held in Berlin
Goscor Cleaning

This year the world's leading conference for the cleaning sector is being held in Berlin for the first time.

It will run parallel with the international trade show for the cleaning sector, CMS Berlin 2017, from 19 to22 September.

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress will bring all the major decision makers from every continent together in the German capital to address the subject of 'Cleaning in a Digital World –Processes, People, Technology.' In addition to the papers being presented by prominent speakers, from 18 to 20 September, the programme will also feature some captivating panel discussions and numerous networking events.

Registration for the 22nd WFBSC Congress is available via:
DBE & Unilever partner to launch National Schools Hygiene Programme
DBE & Unilever

In response to the need for improved hygiene and sanitation habits in schools, Unilever and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) announced a five-year partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Skeen Primary School in Alexandra.

The MoU will see the launch of the Unilever National Schools Hygiene and Sanitation Programme, which will provide hygiene education to every grade one learner in the country.

This initiative forms part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) goal to help more than one billion people improve their health and well-being by 2020.

The programme, which will support the curriculum, will be rolled out from September 2017 to 15 000 public primary schools across the country. "This programme is vitally important as it inculcates healthy and hygienic habits in our learners.

Children who are healthy can attend school more regularly and participate actively in everyday learning activities at school.

The famous British nurse Florence Nightingale reformed the healthcare system with something as simple as washing hands, today washing your hands regularly with soap is recognised as a cost-effective, essential tool for achieving good health.

It's so simple and I am very pleased that we are able to partner with Unilever on this essential project." said Angie Matsie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education.
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African professional cleaning showcase opens doors to multinational audience

Kaivac launch 2017

This issue of African Cleaning Review revisits the biennial showcase for the professional cleaning and hygiene industry, CleantexPulire, that took place over three days at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa from 12-14 June.

Paul Wonnacott

The 11th edition of the show opened on a Monday, more than a month earlier than the 2015 event, to avoid the coldest period of the year, and was packed with the latest and best technology as showcased by 46 exhibitors.

Interestingly enough, these exhibitors represented a total of 114 brands, which says a lot for the local industry considering the current economic climate and the fact that, at many European shows, each one of these brands is likely to have its own stand.

The exhibition attracted 2 969 visitors of which 85 percent had purchasing authority and, apart from South Africans, the exhibition attracted visitors from Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, DRC, Italy, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Seychelles, Spain, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

CleantexPulire Show Audience


PCS Function

In total, 13 percent of the visitors visited the show on multiple days and all nine South African provinces were well represented.

CleantexPulire is the only professional cleaning and hygiene event on the African continent and therefore serves as the trade exhibition where cleaning professionals can network, compare equipment, techniques and systems in order to make educated decisions as to the best option to steer their companies in a more cost-effective and profitable direction.

The professional cleaning business is rapidly changing and margins are continuously scrutinised by end-users, therefore it is critical that operators remain competitive whilst showing a willingness to adapt and implement new technology in order to maintain a competitive edge.

New innovation prepares
high-traffic washrooms to process crowds
Girbau UK

Large crowds can cause big trouble at overcrowded or dirty washrooms at venues like airports or stadiums.

Global hygiene brand Tork has therefore developed a new kind of hand-wiping system – Tork PeakServe™ –specifically tailored for high-traffic areas.

It features a new type of paper towel and combines unprecedented capacity with a unique way of dispensing towels, fast and without interruption.

This will allow facility managers to serve 250 percent more guests between refills.

Large crowds put substantial stress on washrooms and the equipment installed. Refills such as soap and paper run out fast. Cleaners have a hard time keeping up with cleaning needs or even accessing washrooms during heavy traffic flows.

New research also shows that dirty and overcrowded washrooms are the biggest issues for guests at high-traffic venues such as sport stadiums– more than violence and long entry lines.

Guests simply don't want to be delayed in a washroom, let alone a dirty one. Yet, over 70 percent have had a bad washroom experience, and a quarter of guests have avoided washrooms altogether.

Tork PeakServe™ combines a number of features that make high traffic washrooms better prepared to handle large crowds.

The key to this is a new and patented type of papertowel.
SA delegation visit Italian cleaning showFacilities Management Handbook

A South African professional-cleaning-industry delegation visited the recent and 23rd edition of the international cleaning industry exhibition, Pulire, in Italy.

The exhibition took place from 23 to 25 May in Verona and is regarded as a leading event in Europe, boasting a thirty-year history of providing a platform to showcase a complete range of cleaning equipment, chemicals and hygiene products and innovations to clean indoor and outdoor spaces.

The South African delegation hosted by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is pictured above from left to right:

Johann van Vuuren (African Cleaning Review), Toni D'Andrea (Pulire), Clive Damonze (Metserve Managed Solutions), Steve Braham (SWB Events), Dean Lancaster (Advanced Cleaning Services) and Riaan Meyer (The Specialists Cleaning).
Inaugural AGM for PBEHPBEH_Group

The inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Professional Body for Environmental Hygiene (PBEH) was held on 14 June 2017 at the recent CleantexPulire exhibition in Midrand.

The PBEH board members are pictured here from left: Thami Makeleni, Felicity Kent (Manager), Yakshini Padayachee, Paul Roux, Mmabatho Skosana and Clive Damonze.

The PBEH projects to formulate minimum standards, which will contribute significantly to the standard of professional work performed in the cleaning industry.

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High-pressure clean for Chevron refinery Chevron

Earlier this year Chevron's refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, underwent its annual shutdown, during which all-critical path production equipment was maintained.

High-pressure industrial cleaning of the plant and equipment was conducted using equipment supplied by Total Blasting, a water-jetting-solutions company.

The refinery's annual shutdown for routine cleaning, maintenance and necessary mechanical repairs, took place over four weeks.

Total Blasting Director, Bradley Storer, remarks, "Our client, who was commissioned to oversee the industrial cleaning of the Chevron refinery plant and equipment, needed reliable rental pumps for the job, because the bandwidth of their own equipment would not suffice for the scope of such a project.

"Equipment supplied to the project by Total Blasting to clean heat exchangers, pipe lines and process tanks included the T3 and T4 Series units, operating at 1 000 bar and at 50-100 litres per minute and 2 800 bar at 19 litres per minute, respectively.
UNGER Stingray acclaimed for outstanding product design Unger Stingray

The indoor cleaning system, UNGER Stingray, has received the internationally celebrated Red Dot Design Award.

The expert jury selected the innovative product as the winner in the 'Product Design' category from more than 5 500 entrants. "We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award", said Jochen Wagener, Senior Director of Marketing & Sales at UNGER. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of UNGER Stingray.

The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation. This in turn allows us to provide building cleaners with considerable added value in their daily work.

Thanks to UNGER Stingray, they are now able to clean larger glass surfaces in a shorter period of time."
Tapping the power of changeSeminars_Programme

Truvox International is no new comer to the South African cleaning industry, but having observed significant changes across the sector, it’s time for a fresh impetus to innovation and efficiency, says Gordon McVean, International Sales and Marketing Director.

A distinctive strength of the Truvox marque is the comprehensive choice of floor-cleaning solutions we provide.

From scrubber dryers and rotary polishers to vacuums, carpet extraction cleaning through to Cimex three-brush technology, we are now marketing our entire range to the South African market.

We recognise that this vertical channel strategy, which we have pursued with success in other territories, also depends on local knowledge.

Which is why we have recently appointed Steve Braham as the Truvox International’s agent for South Africa. By harnessing Steve’s profound experience, local insights and strong relationships with clients across the sector, Truvox can play its full part in the development of a more efficient and professional cleaning industry.

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Cleaning Africa's largest shopping centreDeb safer

The Menlyn Park super regional shopping centre, regarded as the largest shopping centre on the African continent, is situated just off the N1 highway in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital.

The facility recently completed a R2,5 billion expansion and refurbishment project, adding a total of 50 000 square metres and 144 stores to the city’s premier shopping centre established n 1979.

African Cleaning Review
spoke to Menlyn Park’s cleaning services provider, Neledzi Cleaning Services and the centre’s facility manager, Charles Starbuck, in order to get a clearer perspective of what it takes to keep this mammoth and bustling facility clean, safe and appealing to the public.
Hotel operations management – outsourcing hotel laundry?Crown_Laundrey

If you are considering shutting down your hotels' onsite laundry to rather outsource this amenity to a hotel laundry service provider, you may be skeptical about what an offsite service provider can offer and whether they'll be able to match the high standards you set for your hospitality facility.

Questions are raised: Are their machines equipped to leave your high quality sheets and towels as soft as expected by guests? Are they as green as they say? How can you be sure they are not mixing your linens in with materials from other facilities?

With your frequently asked questions – and cautious skepticism in mind – this issue features an overview as presented by Crown Linen of what an outsourced-hotel-laundry service actually will do.
Wetrok introduce GranulineCrown_Laundrey

Huge cleaning power and light as a sugar stick: this is Granuline, the brand new, granulate-based product family from Wetrok that is set to revolutionise the cleaning market completely.

These products are said to be the very first cleaning products that achieve better cleaning results than traditional liquid cleaning products.

All that is required is cold water for the product to perform, and in record time.

Wetrok's Granuline family consists of three patent-protected granulate cleaners: Granufloor (floor-maintenance cleaner), Granusan (sanitary-maintenance cleaner) and Granusurf (all-purpose cleaner).

All three products are packaged in handy, single-portion sticks that provide cleaners with decisive advantages.

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