The increasing presence of information technology and web-based solutions is a feature of the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award entries, noted jury chair Michelle Marshall. Late last week it announced the selected nine nominees from a total of 71 entries.
The overall winner, the category winners and visitors’ choice winner of this prestigious, international prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry will be announced during the special award ceremony on Tuesday 8 May.
The nine nominees are selected as top three in their category.
Machines, accessories and components category nominees
B 80 W, Karcher
Wetrok iMatic Vive, Alpheios International
Equipment/tools for cleaning, care and safety category nominees
Mag System, Vermop Salmon
Rubbermaid HYGEN Clean Water System, Newell Rubbermaid
CWS Washroom Information Service (WIS), CWS boco International
Cleaning Management and Training Solutions category nominees
Alpheios Infection Prevention Monitor IPM, Alpheios International
iMAP (New and Improved), Diversey
ProTec Maxi Quik Fill, Ecolab
“We have seen some truly intelligent solutions entered for this year’s award. This demonstrates well that manufacturers are working hard to understand customers’ key challenges and requirements when they are developing new products.
“We should also remark on the increasing presence of information technology and web-based solutions – an encouraging progression in our industry. Manufacturing technology is also moving forward and we have seen some impressive advances in terms of sustainability, reduced waste and less demand on resources such as water, energy and chemicals,” stated Marshall.
The 2012 jury consists of chair Michelle Marshall (European Cleaning Journal – United Kingdom), Reinhard Knittler (Reinigungs Markt – Germany), Paolo Pellizzari (Pulizia Industriale e Sanificazione – Italy), Pierre Deschamps (Batiment Entretien – France), Rob Geissler (Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits, Housekeeping Solutions – USA), Cor van der Velden (Skills Netherlands – The Netherlands), Dick Zomeren (Service Management – The Netherlands) and Ton van der Riet (Senzora – The Netherlands).