Non-stop information, education and innovation were on offer at AuscleanWA, with some of the cleaning industry’s best of the best on show at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, on 19 and 20 March.
More than 400 visitors took advantage of what was on offer at the inaugural Western Australian event that showcased a total of 40 exhibitors and 14 education sessions over the two days, attracting quality visitors from around the state.
Exhibitors included industry body representatives including the Cleaning Council of WA and Carpet Cleaners Association of WA (Inc); supply companies such as 3M Australia, Briskleen Supplies, Statewide Cleaning Services and Staples; equipment suppliers like Pacvac Pty Ltd and Commercial Cleaning Equipment; and specialist exhibits including Safety Equipment Australia, Solucare & Solukleen by Intergra and Equipmed.
Day one education session topics included details from Whiteley Corporation managing director Greg Whiteley about research into validation methods for cleaning; views from Fresh Green Clean director Bridge Gardner about the impending need for cleaning business to operate sustainably; and helpful information about staff retention, performance and loyalty thanks to Triumphant Property Services managing director Shannon Daniels.
Pacvac Pty Ltd general manager Stefan Nehez shared with his audience the manufacturer’s business evolution of in Australia. Nehez took the opportunity to launch Pacvac’s Superpro Battery 700 back pack, which he said made his job of vacuuming at home “25% faster without getting caught up with cords”. Nehez pointed out the company had invested considerably to look ahead five and 10 years for the industry’s innovation needs.
“We listened to customer feedback and did the research,” Nehez stated. “The solution we came up with was battery technology. The Superpro Battery 700 back pack will increase productivity and is great value so return on investment will occur faster.”
Day two education session topics boasted information about how to reduce laundry equipment costs from Equipe Solutions’ general manager Brian Clark; the low-down on sham contracting from John Laws of HandL Pty Ltd; an eye opening case study about the impact poor cleaning practices can have in hospital food storage areas by Mycologia’s Heike Neumeister-Kemp; and Charlie Lodge of Jena Dyco International discussed the risks of meth lab cleaning.
Feedback from attendees was that the event was positive and worthwhile, with quality leads. Exhibitors were enthusiastic about the opportunity to have been a part of WA’s first cleaning exhibition in many years.