Advantages of outsourcing
Service provider guarantees
bathing fun for all
The Vitusbad in Mönchengladbach has extremely modern facilities. But they need maintenance
to ensure hygiene and value retention – as well as bathing pleasure for all visitors. The operator
NEW consistently uses outside cleaning services and has tasked a local provider with this
The Roman Baths in the Rhineland were created in the middle
of the second century AD. In addition to their function as public
bathing facilities, they were also highly significant in the Romans’
social life as well as ancient spas. Often, doctors practiced their art
in separate rooms of, or nearby, these antique installations. The
baths had several sections, which over the centuries
into the modern sports and leisure facilities we know today. What
remains is that these public offers still serve as social centers of
communication. But the feel-good factor is only given
and hygiene are guaranteed. Health aspects are crucial.
Named for the town’s patron saint
The mid-sized city of Mönchengladbach has approximately
260,000 inhabitants and is considered to be the economic center
of the Lower Rhine. In contrast to widespread opinion, its middle
name is not “VFL Borussia-town” (the local athletic club/soccer
team) but it is actually associated with an Italian saint who is
said to have done miracles at the tender age of seven: “Vitus”.
A skull bone of Saint Vitus, which as legend has it was found by
Archbishop Gero and his companion Sandrad under a stone on
the Abteiberg, led to the founding of the monastery that became
the nucleus of the town of Mönchengladbach. Names such as
Vitus Street, Vituspark, St. Vitus Bruderschaft, Vitusbrunnen, the
Gasthaus St. Vit and last but not least, the Vitusbad testify to the
city’s close connection to the patron saint.
The Vitusbad is operated by the local utility company NEW,
whose economic roots are very strongly tied to the Lower Rhine.
With a volume of 60 million euros in order volumes, it is an
entity for the domestic economy and with
2,000 employees, also one of the largest employers.
Good floor contact: A self-regulating mechanical system (SLS) guarantees
good contact of the sub-brushes on all floors.
Combined floor cleaning: The combination of manual and machine cleaning
guarantees optimal results. Photos: IP Gansow
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