High quality cleaning equipment on display at 59th CIVENEX

The 59th annual CIVENEX was held 14 and 15 May at Eastern Creek, Blacktown (NSW), and according to a new management team headed by Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) CEO John Roydhouse and event manager Toni-Lee Game, it included more than 50 first-time exhibitors. Showcasing cleaning equipment were a number of well-known companies […]

Nilfisk’s inaugural distributor conference taps latent demand for education

Nilfisk Mission: ‘We enable sustainable cleaning worldwide to improve quality of life’ Initially planned as a two-day event, Nilfisk Australia and New Zealand’s inaugural Distributor Training Conference was quickly embraced by the company’s dealer network fraternity and expanded to a three-day ‘educational fest’. The attending 60-plus distributor executives were well rewarded as they came face-to-face […]

Higher organic growth underpins solid Nilfisk-Advance results

Despite the traditionally economically quieter northern hemisphere summer months, Nilfisk-Advance has reported a third quarter total revenue of AUD$300.3 million (DKK1,556 million) that reflected an increase in organic growth of 7% compared with Q3 2012. Organic growth for the first nine months of 2013 was 4%. Total revenue for the first nine months of 2013 […]

Athanas planning to take Nilfisk to ‘next level’

Recently appointed Nilfisk Australia/New Zealand managing director Jim Athanas is working on taking the company to the ‘next level’ while also increasing brand awareness. Based at the company’s Blacktown headquarters, he is responsible for both commercial and domestic businesses. Previously a senior Ecolab executive, Athanas has replaced former Nilfisk managing director Steve Makins, who left […]

Nilfisk challenges ec-H2O advertising claims with NAD

Late March the US’s National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus recommended that Tennant Company discontinue certain claims promoting the superior performance of the company’s ‘ec-H20’ technology.  The claims at issue were challenged before NAD, the US advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, by Nilfisk-Advance, stated an official NAD press release. Claims at […]


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