Stingray is designed for interior window cleaning. Photo: Unger
Cleaning Show: Innovation Award for Unger
At the Cleaning Show in London, the Unger Stingray interior cleaning system
won the Innovation Award in the Window Cleaning category.
This system for interior window cleaning is said to be 25 percent faster, and
needs 39 percent less cleaning agent than traditional cleaning methods with
a spray bottle and cloth.
Users can clean up to 150 square meters of glass surfaces with only one
pouch of cleaning fluid. In particular, the system scores with its range. Users
can reach heights of up to four meters. The embedded spray system enables
safe cleaning with no need for spraying chemicals into the air. Thanks to
its flat design and triangular pads that can rotate by 360 degrees, even
difficult-to-access spots can be reached.
Kärcher a four-time winner at the 2017 iF Design Awards
Four products from Kärcher were awarded the 2017 iF Design Award,
one of the world’s most respected design prizes. This year, the number
of applications exceeded 5,500. Products and projects
from 59 countries
The following Kärcher products were distinguished:
33HDS Trailer: A series of mobile hot-water high-pressure cleaners on
a one-axle trailer that are independent of the electricity grid or water
33‘Easy!Force’ Advanced: A pistol for high-pressure industrial cleaners;
the pistol trigger in the handle is squeezed by the ball of the hand. The
rebound effect of this reduces the force needed to hold it to zero.
33Full Control: High-pressure cleaning series with an LED display on the
handle that provides immediate information on the selected
33Spray pistols: An entire assortment for garden-watering, some with
that allow operation with either the finger or pressure with the
ball of the hand.
For over 60 years, the iF Design Award has been a globally recognized
competition and symbol for outstanding designs.
A jury of experts annually awards the seal of approval under consideration
of workmanship, functionality, ergonomics and environmental excellence.
Max Holder and Heatweed
take over Wave
Heatweed Technologies took
over the Dutch company Wave
Weed Control on March 1, 2017.
to the company, this
makes it the largest provider of
weed control solutions
Heatweed Technologies GmbH
is a joint establishment of Max
Holder, manufacturer of multifunctional
system vehicles, and
of Wave products
at the previous Wave site
in Veenendaal, Netherlands.
solution for public toilets
The loovio by CWS division is
now providing hygienic, smoothly
public washrooms in both
Germany and Denmark.
With sanitary facilities in one of the
largest retail stores in the center
and at a motorway
station in Pedersminde,
Denmark, CWS-boco is now
addressing the increasing demand
solutions for public
toilets. This step sees expansion
of the division by two further
countries in addition to
its pilot market
in Italy, where the
loovio concept was installed in
the Roma San Pietro train station,
Rome, in November 2016. In the
same year, CWS
boco also took
over the operation
of existing public
facilities in a number of
and shopping centers
across Southern Germany.
“Following the successful launch
of our first location in the retail
group’s Dortmund store, the plan
is to open another washroom in the
chain’s Berlin store by the middle
of the year,” announced Johannes
of CWS Complete Washroom
In addition, the company
to establish a total of five sanitary
facilities at Danish service
by the end of 2017.
“Our neighbor to the east has a
good infrastructure and offers
over more distant
Dr. Stefan Breit, Managing Director
To handle higher quantities in the
short term, the Gütersloh plant
will also need modernization and
to increase its capacity.
In the long term, we anticipate that
personnel needs will fall below
today’s numbers. However, this
should be able to be regulated by
over IPC Group
Cleaning machine manufacturer
Tennant has announced the
of a contract with the
private equity fund to
acquire the IPC Group.
According to the company, this is
the largest acquisition in Tennant’s
history and will take place with a
cash transaction worth 350 million
US dollars (330 million euros).
The acquisition is expected to be
in the second quarter
“The acquisition of the IPC Group is
a strategic step that fits perfectly
into our growth concept,” says
Chris Killingstad, President and
CEO of the Tennant Company
Minnesota). With IPC,
our market share of Tennant will
significantly increase in Europe. Our
existing EMEA business will more
The acquisition will
extend our product range. As part
both the Tennant and IPC brands
will be marketed.
In 2016, the IPC Group, which is
headquartered in Italy, earned an
annual turnover of approximately
203 million US dollars (192 million
euros). The company has eleven
locations worldwide and sells its
products in over 100 countries.
Founded in 2005, the Group
from a merger of several
Since 2014, IPC has been a portfolio
company of the Ambienta private
equity fund. In Germany, IPC is
with IP Gansow in
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