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PROVIDER PROFILE Wisag Facility Cleaning Martin Strzedulla | Wisag Technical Operations Head “I can keep working in winter even Wisag Messe Service is one of four subsidiaries of Wisag Facility if the temperatures drop below zero Cleaning in Frankfurt. The division is part of Wisag Facility Service without the hoses freezing over.“ Holding, which last year generated just over EUR 753 million in sales with over 27,000 employes at 120 locations nationwide. The building cleaning division (16,000 employees) accounted for over EUR 240 million of total sales. Wisag Facility Service Holding also longer requires water to be sprayed ahead of the sweeper. The operates in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Poland. Wisag machine features a non-abrasive central roller brush with a working was founded in 1965 by Claus Wisser in Frankfurt, Germany, as a width of 1.4 meters and two side brushes that operate at different cleaning services business, and today offers a broad portfolio of heights, along with a third articulated side brush, to handle roads services. They includes security services, catering and garden and and curbsides in one pass. The central brush guides the waste to landscape care. Since 2010, the group’s various activities are two screw conveyors that shred the dirt and litter before feeding organized under the Wi sag Facility Service Holding, Wisag Industrie it to the vacuum hose. Here, a powerful turbine sucks everything Service Holding and Wisag Aviation Service Holding companies. up into the hopper. An especially large heavy-duty filter with an area size of 50 square meters keeps the exhaust air clean. Even the smallest dust particles are captured in the container. “The SGS one cigarette butt or dropped just one paper napkin on the ground, Institute actually certified this performance aspect for the you can imagine the mountain of garbage we’d have here,” muses machine,” says Holger Stein, sales consultant with Kenter for the Martin Strzedulla. Rhine-Main region around Frankfurt. The filter can also be turned on or off. If the weather is dry, the suction air is fed over the filter. Strong vacuum, big filters In wet conditions, the operator can instead reroute the air with a The area to be covered is huge and there’s really not that much time bypass system and deactivate the filter. The dust is bound by the for sweeping: when it comes to cleaning machines and equipment, ambient moisture and the humidity in the airflow effectively Martin Strzedulla believes in maximizing efficiency. It’s been just protects the filter system. over a year now since he started using a large vacuum sweeper from Comac, an Italian manufacturer whose products are distributed A welcome addition and a worthwhile investment in Germany by Kenter. Comac’s CS 140 combines the strengths After more than 400 operating hours and approximately 30,000 of a mechanical sweeper with those of an industrial strength kilometers, Martin Strzedulla is sure about one thing: acquiring the vacuum cleaner. The added benefit: capturing dust effectively no CS 140 was a good call. “We can get the sweeping done at 40 km The new vacuum sweeper is used not only for outdoor areas, but is also The pivoting side brushes make it easier to effectively clean surfaces at perfect for the fairground’s various underground car parks. different heights. Photos: rationell reinigen 56 GLOBAL CLEANING | April 2014  


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