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 visiting Orbio Technologies director of product management and marketing, Jeff Johnson.
Complementing the Orbio sessions were presentations on global and APAC marketing; vertical markets; rental and finance; strategic accounts; and territory reviews.
Johnson spent 10-days in Australia, addressing the Tennant distributor and sales conferences; visiting existing customers; and calling on potential clients.
With Tennant for some 12 years, he has been heavily involved in the company’s new technologies’ push including FaST, ReadySpace and ec-H2O.
The Orbio group, charged with driving Tennant’s ‘disruptive technology’, is an entrepreneurial body that is geared to action matters faster and get to market quicker.
“Australia and New Zealand will derive the benefits of what has been learned in other territories about Orbio Technologies and, in particular the operational performance of the 5000-Sc. About 300 sites across North America and Europe are using the 5000-Sc with great success.
“Now, 12 months down the track we have learned a great deal and we are well equipped to support our Australian direct and distributor teams to sell this innovative equipment,” stated Johnson.
Using Orbio Split Stream technology, the Orbio 5000-Sc uses tap water, a small amount of salt and electricity to create an effective multi-purpose cleaning solution that works with most existing cleaning equipment and methods.
The 5000-Sc’s multiple benefits of simplicity, cost, OH&S and environmental footprint are extolled.
Johnson emphasised that the 5000-Sc is the first in a series of Orbio Split Stream machines that will be rolled out over the next 18 to 24 months.
The Orbio portfolio will comprise Blended Stream (ec-H2O), Split Stream and Electroporation. The Split Stream delivers an alkaline solution suitable for numerous cleaning tasks while Electroporation uses only water and small amounts of electricity to deliver impressive anti-microbial performance, suited to sanitising tasks.
Stock of 5000-Sc machines has arrived in Australia and a number have been trialled on various, undisclosed, sites already.