The finalists have been announced for the upcoming INCLEAN Innovation Awards, with the winners to be presented at the inaugural ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo on Tuesday, 9 May.
This year’s awards received a record amount of entries across five categories: Equipment, Cleaning Agents, Services & Technology, Janitorial Items and Paper & Dispensing.
This year’s judging panel includes George Stamas, national president of the BSCAA; Mark Helps, cleaning industry consultant at Consultancy Helps and Claire Hibbit, editor of INCLEAN.
“The cleaning industry has been continually redefining itself for many years and innovation, sustainability and productivity have been at the core. The Expo showcases many advancements in these area,” George Stamas said.
Commenting on the awards, judge Mark Helps said: “I am really looking forward to this year’s Expo. Having been involved in this industry for 40 years I have witnessed a lot of changes, but the last few years have seen so much innovation and improvement in machinery, chemicals, products and techniques, it fills me with great optimism and enthusiasm for the future of our industry.”
INCLEAN editor Claire Hibbit said: “We had a record number of entries for the awards this year which is a testament to the innovation and investment taking place locally in Australia – and there’s still much more to see at the Expo!”
Winners will be announced on the show floor following the first day (Tuesday 9 May) of the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, by the judging panel.
Congratulations to the following finalists for the INCLEAN Innovation Awards for 2017:
- Pullman Advance Commander PV900 Back Pack vacuum cleaner – Godfreys
- TASKI Intellibot – Sealed Air
- Kaivac SUV – Spillz
- The Advantage BAGLESS Bag Pack vacuum – Hako Australia
- Origin PowerBrush – Origin Equip
- EASY!Force & EASY!Lock – Karcher
- I-vac battery powered vacuum – Abco Products
- AvidBots – AvidBots Australia
- SEBO Evolution 370 upright vacuum – SEBO
- SC100 Upright Scrubber Dryer & SC250 Compant Scrubber Dryer – Nilfisk
- MMG Plus Scrubber – Conquest
- M17 Battery Scrubber – Cleanlink Services
- M17 Battery Sweeper-Scrubber with Chemical-free ec-H20™ Technology – Tennant
- PROBLUE cleaning products range – Custom Chemicals International
- Sporicide Plus – Sealed Air
- TASKI IntelliDose – Sealed Air
- SportKote PC sports floor care system – Whiteley
- Aerobiotix Illuvia & GermZone – Surgical Specialties
- Elyptol – Elyptol
Services and Technology (IT software)
- CleanConnect Online Commercial Cleaning Tendering System – CleanConnect
- SmartCleaner – Virtual Manager
- Clientskey – Clientskey
- TASKI IntelliTrail – Sealed Air Diversey Care
- TASKI IntelliPad – Sealed Air
- Vertigo / Protector – Ionic Systems Australia
- Pod Petite sanitary waste disposal system – Pure Concepts
Paper and Dispensing
- Image Design -Asaleo Care
- SmartOne Elevation – Asaleo Care
- Enviroplus Bioactive toilet paper – Abco Products