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Change is all around
Following the BSCNZ’s inaugural conference in Rotorua in September,
and the WFBSC Congress in Berlin last month, it’s clear there is change
of all forms happening throughout the industry around the world.
As the theme of the WFBSC Congress was ‘Cleaning in a Digital World’,
a consistent viewpoint held by speakers was that technology should not
be viewed as a threat to business or staff, but an enabler that can help aid
employees and add value, with several using the example of Kodak’s downfall as a timely reminder
of failing to take notice of industry ‘disrupters’ and adapting to new technologies.
Diversey CEO Ilham Kardi said differentiating from competitors with innovation, and not price,
is the only sustainable, competitive advantage. While keynote speaker and Karcher deputy CEO
Markus Asch spoke of the rise of collaborative robots – dubbed ‘co-bots’ – and how people and
robots are working together in other industries (read our coverage of the event from page 32).
Also in this issue, we look at green cleaning. Green cleaning is a term that’s proved itself to be more
than a buzzword, as cleaning companies and BSCs within the industry continue to adopt greener
and more environmentally friendly, sustainable practices. But, while the green cleaning movement
has been a positive step forward for the industry, that’s not to say that ‘chemical’ is a dirty word.
As there is no recognised definition of ‘green’ cleaning, many people use the term in different ways,
creating confusion and debate as to what defines a product as ‘green’ as well as the ongoing argument
can a ‘natural’ product be just as effective as conventional cleaning products? On the flip side, the
word ‘chemical’ has been somewhat hijacked, frequently misused and misunderstood not only within
the industry but also among the general public. Read more about this terminology debate on page 22.
Lastly, there’s been a few changes here at INCLEAN NZ. We’re excited to welcome Sam Wood
to the team as our local sales manager and announce the launch of the INCLEAN NZ website,
as well as a monthly digital newsletter, e:clean. If you’d like to subscribe to e:clean, visit: www.
incleanmag.co.nz. As this is our last issue for the year, the INCLEAN NZ team would like to
thank our readers, advertisers and contributors for your ongoing support throughout 2017.
We look forward to working with you and bringing you the latest news in 2018!
February INCLEAN NZ 2018
Focusing on IT to help your business
INCLEAN NZ looks at new advances in technology for the cleaning industry and how
it is simplifying the jobs of managers and cleaners, making tasks quicker and easier.
Cleaning is labour intensive and requires more and more information technology to
manage people on site – and cost-effectively. Software deliver y options are becoming
more sophisticated to make data retrieval easier and work efficiencies better. The
use of robotics and transparency of communication between equipment, cleaners and
management is also becoming a reality thanks to IT advances.
Published: 15th Februar y
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