If you keep your eyes peeled, you could spot the iconic teal blue of a Tennant branded machine anywhere you travel in more than 100 countries. It could be your local sport club or shopping mall, an office building, parking lot or a world-famous landmark like the Sydney Opera House or Circular Quay. Over 40,000 customers worldwide trust Tennant equipment and cleaning solutions to keep their facilities free from dirt and debris.
Tennant Company is more than a cleaning equipment manufacturer in that we offer value beyond machines. Our dedicated Research and Development team continually releases world-leading cleaning innovations that save our customers money, keep people safe, improve cleaning performance and productivity, and help achieve sustainability goals. Tennant continues to invest in developing a robust pipeline of innovative new products and technologies, and targets an annual R&D investment of 3 to 4 per cent of sales. Our fully qualified national service team comprises 40 Tennant certified technicians across Australia and New Zealand. Our range of TennantTrue™ premium parts and consumable products provide our customers the quality and performance they can trust. We are well stocked for our customers who need quick access to Tennant machinery and TennantTrueTM parts.
No overnight success story
Founded by George H. Tennant in 1870, Tennant Company will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020. For more than 40 years Tennant has been serving businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Tennant Company began as a one-man woodworking business. It evolved firstly into a successful wood flooring and wood products company and eventually into a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. Throughout our history, Tennant has remained focused on advancing our industry by aggressively pursuing new technologies and creating a culture that celebrates innovation. Our steadfast commitment to ongoing research and development is what keeps us moving forward which, in turn, honours our rich history. Helping to create a cleaner, safer, healthier world has always been our focus, and we’ve been at the forefront of developing sustainable cleaning technologies. . To us, it has simply always made sense.
Our innovative products – Before we lead, we listen. We use insights gained from customer feedback to create solutions that change how cleaning tasks are performed. And from inspiration has come innovation, which has led to such trailblazing innovations as our ec-H2O™ NanoClean™ technology, our IRIS® Asset Manager and ReadySpace®, our rapid-drying carpet cleaning system.
Our global reach – Tennant’s global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant products are sold directly in fifteen countries and through a network of distributors in more than 100 countries. In Australia and New Zealand, Tennant specifically has a network of more than 60 distributors and more than 40 direct service technicians.
Our primary purpose – We design, manufacture and market Tennant Company scrubbers, sweepers, burnishers, extractors, vacuums and other cleaning machines that meet the needs of customers worldwide. Every night, our machines clean millions of square metres of concrete, carpet, vinyl composition tile and synthetic wood.
Today Tennant offers for sale a portfolio of over 330 products and technologies designed to make the world a cleaner, safer, healthier place.
Our proud timeline of innovation
2018 is a year of celebrating two milestones for Tennant: the 40th anniversary of the release of the first purpose-built walk-behind scrubber dryer and the 10th anniversary of our revolutionary ec-H2O™ technology.
In 1978, Tennant released the 432 Walk-Behind Scrubber Dryer. This machine became a mainstay for many of our early customers in Australia and New Zealand. As the model improved over time, Tennant customers enjoyed greater productivity, something Tennant has been continually improving since.
From the 1980s onwards, our walk-behind scrubber dryers continued to develop and in 2002, we introduced our FaST® Foam-activated Scrubbing Technology as an option on selected Tennant Walk-Behind Scrubber dryers. FaST® Technology uses up to 70 per cent less water and 90 per cent less cleaning solution, compared to conventional scrubbing methods.
In 2008, we launched our proprietary ec-H2O™ Technology, which was available on selected Tennant Walk-Behind Scrubber dryers and remains today as one of the Tennant most sought technologies. ec-H2O™ Technology electrically converts water into an innovative cleaning solution that not only cleans effectively, but uses up to 70 per cent less water, saves money, improves safety and reduces environmental impact*, when compared to conventional daily floor detergents and methods. ec-H2O technology received the R&D 100 Award, sponsored by R&D Magazine.
Launched in 2013, IRIS Asset Manageris an intelligent,cloud-based command centre that provides customers with daily, actionable data to help monitor fleet machines online across large facilities with the ability to track individual machine usage and performance for multiple locations.
In 2016, Tennant released its T300 Walk-Behind Scrubber dryer. Among the innovations available for the first time on a Tennant Walk-Behind Scrubber dryer were LCD Pro-Panel™ controls and ec-H2O™ NanoClean® Technology. ec-H2O™ NanoClean® offers the same outstanding benefits of the first generation and now cleans better by removing more soils, in more applications.** Cleaning professionals have found Tennant’s next generation technology helps improve productivity and cuts chemical costs. Since their launches, ec-H2O™ and ec-H2O NanoClean® Technologies have been included on more than 100,500 machines worldwide.
Tennant was the first in the industry to release an integrated sweeper-scrubber machine into the market with the Tennant M20 and M30. Having the M-Series expanded now to include the M17 is a testament to our ability to manufacture strong product lines that meet a range of customer needs. The Tennant scrubber range – including the T17 and the T600 — feature Tennant-engineered scrubbing down pressure, something Tennant customer’s value to get the best performance.
Tennant is known globally for its quality of build and innovation. When customers choose the Tennant brand for their floor cleaning equipment needs, they select services tailored to their needs and can receive a total package from site survey and demonstration through to delivery and on-site one-on-one training. We supply premium quality solutions that solve customers’ sometimes complex problems, with industry-leading servicing, warranty support, and quality aftermarket products to ensure they are well looked after way beyond initial purchase. We follow a customer-led approach based on our unique insights and market engagement and we continually strive to optimise the customer’s digital experience.