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Global Cleaning 2014

Keeping the Messe Frankfurt fairgrounds neat and tidy – this service provider is banking on equipment that doesn’t need water to control dirt and dust. Outdoor cleaning at the Frankfurt fairgrounds Clean sweeping without water The Frankfurt fairgrounds are among the world’s largest. The outdoor staging area alone covers 250,000 square meters. And they have to be swept on a regular basis to keep the venue looking its best at all times. Including the nooks and crannies. A compact vacuum sweeper is proving the most effective at getting the job done, reliably collecting both fine and coarse dirt even at high speeds – without requiring water to capture the dust. A good thing for the environment, too. It’s getting very busy on the fairgrounds. Trucks maneuver- Flexibility is a must for expo venue cleaning ing just inches apart, coming, going, loading, unloading. ‘Tendence,’ Wisag has been the contractor for outdoor cleaning and winter one of the world’s leading consumer goods expos has just closed maintenance services at the Frankfurt fairgrounds since 1983. its doors. The booths and exhibits haven’t been completely taken The mission also covers cleaning inside exhibition halls, including down yet, and already preparations are in high gear for the Inter- the booths on the western part of the site. The company even has national Auto Show (IAA). The fairgrounds will let in this next office premises on the fairgrounds for its staff of 80 dedicated to group of exhibitors at twelve midnight sharp. The mandatory final the Messe Frankfurt account. Reinforcements join in for large cleaning hasn’t been completed yet, and the fairgrounds must be events. In those cases, you will see up to 300 professionals in their handed over spic and span to the IAA organizers. Martin Strzedul- distinctive overalls making sure that everything looks neat and la takes it in stride. “Cleaning fairgrounds is a roller coaster ride,” tidy in the exhibition halls and outdoor staging areas. The exterior says the technical operations manager from Wisag Messe Serv- fairgrounds alone total just over 250,000 square meters (almost 62 ice, adding, “Preparing a plan is easy, sticking to it is the hard acres) of cobblestones and pavement that need cleaning – before part.” Changes in the weather, unforeseen events, delays, they all and after each event, and of course during the events, too. Last impact the service provider as the last link in the chain. It’s on days year, there were 41 trade fairs and expos, together totalling 1.6 like these that flexibility is absolutely indispensable. million delegates and visitors. “If every expo visitor tossed just GLOBAL CLEANING | April 2014   55


Global Cleaning 2014
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