Judging innovation awards is always a tough task but the INCLEAN Innovation Awards 2014’s judges possessed both the knowledge and experience to find worthy winners. Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) national president George Stamas and BSCAA Victorian president Paul McCann selected products that reflected both international and local research and development.
The Awards were judged and presented at AUSCLEAN 2014, Melbourne.
Stamas and McCann spent some hours on the exhibition floor, assessing a wide range of products and services. They used their own companies’ on-site experiences as well appreciating the problem-solving features and benefits many products offered.
“We sought real innovation that can deliver real productivity gains,” said Stamas. “And we appreciated the amount of investment local companies have out into developing superior design and formulation,” added McCann.
Winner: Intellibot ‘green’ robotic scrubber. This technology has also been short-listed for an ISSA/Interclean North America Innovation Award
*Conquest Equipment’s ecosweeper 360 battery powered suction sweeper. Eight hours of operation impressed the judges
* Makinex dual pressure washer. Australian-designed and made, a robust multi-function machine
Winner: Whiteley Corporation’s Synergy sealer finish. ‘New gen’ polymer technology applied to develop an Australian-made product
Winner: Templa CMS fully integrated software for contract cleaners
Winner: 3M Safety-Walk Anti-Slip ‘peelable’ coating. Developed by the 3M Australia team, it is now being launched in Australia and will rolled out into New Zealand early next year, then globally there after.
To check out AUSCLEAN 2014 images, including Innovation Award winners, go to www.picasaweb.google.com/incleanmag
For the Diary:
AUSCLEAN Pulire 2015: 20 and 21 October, Jupiters Gold Coast, Queensland