Tennant promotes Mauro Compagnoni to vice president

In promoting five of its leading executives to vice president positions, Tennant Company has strengthened its management team in order to align with the company’s growth strategy. One of those executives promoted is Mauro Compagnoni who is now vice president of APAC. The other new vice presidents are John Lund, North America sales; Yves Derycke, […]

Cutting Edge Clean Solution

The market is demanding cleaning systems that reduce or eliminate our dependence on conventional cleaning chemicals. Recent research by Orbio, the sustainable cleaning technology group of Tennant Company, has led to the development of a breakthrough product called the Orbio® 5000-Sc. The Orbio 5000-Sc uses tap water, a small amount of salt and electricity to […]

Orbio innovation recognised in business award

Tennant Company’s Orbio 5000-Sc with Orbio Split Stream technology has won top honours in the just announced Australian Business Awards product innovation category. ‘The award specifically recognises Tennant’s research and development achievements in sustainable cleaning technologies,’ stated Tennant. The Orbio 5000-Sc uses tap water, a small amount of salt and electricity to create an effective, […]

Despite global headwinds, Tennant delivers ‘solid’ second quarter results

Tennant Company has reported net earnings of US$13.7 million, or US$0.71 per diluted share, on net sales of US$199.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. “We are pleased to report a solid second quarter, with record operating profit resulting in very strong operating profit margins and higher earnings. Our strategies to innovate […]

Nilfisk challenges ec-H2O advertising claims with NAD

Late March the US’s National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus recommended that Tennant Company discontinue certain claims promoting the superior performance of the company’s ‘ec-H20’ technology.  The claims at issue were challenged before NAD, the US advertising industry’s self-regulatory forum, by Nilfisk-Advance, stated an official NAD press release. Claims at […]

German court grants Tennant an interim injunction

The Regional Court in Cologne, Germany, has granted Tennant Company an interim injunction against Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG. ‘The court’s decision, effective immediately, means that Karcher is no longer allowed to state that Tennant has weakened its ec-H2O advertising claims, and Karcher must immediately remove all such statements from the Internet,’ stated a […]

Tennant gears up for Australian Orbio Technologies’ launch

Conference themed ‘Full Steam Ahead’ While Tennant’s 2012 Sales Conference delivered attendees a comprehensive package of varying subjects, there was no doubt a local Orbio Technologies’ launch was the primary topic at this two day event for the company’s direct sales force. Held at the Novotel Brighton-le-Sands (Sydney) late March, the conference’s key speaker was […]

Tennant sends Karcher ‘cease and desist’ letter

Tennant Company has sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to major competitor Karcher following a blog statement made by the German-based manufacturer earlier this month. Karcher had stated, ‘The US cleaning equipment manufacturer Tennant has pulled back from its controversial claims for so-called ec-H2O technology in scrubber-driers significantly after Karcher initiated legal or regulatory action […]

Mooted legal action prompts Tennant to change ec-H2O claims, says Karcher

According to a 8 March Karcher press release, ‘Tennant has pulled back from its controversial claims for so-called ec-H2O technology in scrubber-driers significantly after Karcher initiated legal or regulatory action against the company (Tennant) at the beginning of September 2011 for misleading advertising. ‘Tennant made the changes prior to legal or official rulings in Germany, […]

Following record 2011 results, Tennant upbeat about this year

Based on its 2011 results and expectations of future performance, Tennant Company estimates 2012 full year earnings in the range of US$2.30 to US$2.45 per diluted share on net sales in the range of US$790 million to US$805 million. That compares with 2011’s net sales of US$754.0 million and US$1.69 per diluted share. “In 2011, […]

Trading Standards Service (UK) determines ec-H2O advertising technology claims supported

Earlier this week the Trading Standards Service of the Oxfordshire County Council, UK, determined that advertising claims made by Tennant about its patented ec-H2O technology are supported by its scientific evidence and customer testing. In its ruling, the Trading Standards Service found that Tennant can broadly support its claims in relation to ec-H2O on the […]

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