From 12 to 15 May in Amsterdam was the world's largest exhibition of cleaning industry INTERCLEAN 2018. The annual event gathered under one roof more than 800 manufacturers on an area of 70,000 sq.m. Visitors and participants came from 130 countries to assess the latest trends in the field of professional cleaning, get acquainted with new products, participate in the conference and establish business contacts.
The exhibition was divided into 11 zones:
Cleaning and cleaning with high pressure
Management and mobile solutions
Solutions for waste management
Equipment and tools
The business program was full of various demonstrations, master classes, seminars and presentations. A good organization and convenient location of the halls allowed visitors to bypass the exhibition halls in a circle engulfing all the stands.
Within the framework of the Healthcare Lab, the organizers created a hospital ward where everyone could get acquainted with innovative solutions and test equipment, tools and cleaners in a medical center.
In the lounge area, beds and sofas were installed, so that each participant could rest, sleep and gain strength for further productive work
The organizers of the exhibition dedicated the whole day to solutions in the field of Facility management. Facility Inspiration Event was designed to inspire industry professionals to explore the possibilities of more effective and environmentally friendly solutions in the field of cleaning.
Innovation Lab and Robot arena allowed to demonstrate all the innovations in the field of professional cleaning robotics and became a platform for seminars and testing of all the possibilities of artificial intelligence in the industry.
The main trends of the exhibition were the robotization of all possible processes and software solutions for automation of cleaning control processes. Companies such as Karcher, Adlatus, Cleanfix, Hefter, Taski presented their "smart" harvesters, thanks to which the use of human labor becomes minimal.
This year INTERCLEAN 2018 presented a record number of software for managing cleaning processes. All presented solutions differ in the set of services and interfaces, but they are unified in using cloud solutions and obtaining all the necessary information on the real estate object at any time in any part of the world.
Separately it is worthwhile to dwell on the Innovation Award, which was held within the exhibition. Annual awards for innovative achievements this year were awarded in 4 categories:
In the category of machines and components, the scrubber machine Karcher Kira B50 won. Thanks to many years of development of the company and the use of artificial intelligence, the machine is fully automated. After downloading data on the cleaning facility, the Kira B50 scans the territory, spends wet cleaning, refills with water, rinses of dirty water, rinses the tank and becomes charged. On one charge the equipment can process up to 2500 sq.m.
In the category of tools for cleaning and safety, the award was given to Powr mop lite (PML). Motorized system allows you to remove complex non-slip floors and security zones. On one charge it processes up to 400 square meters. m. and is a simple and highly effective tool for cleaning the floor.
In the category of e-claening, the winner was Vermop System ONe, a software solution that connects all possible equipment and tools (vacuum cleaners, electric mops, tool carts) into a single system. Thanks to this program, the management personnel can monitor all ongoing cleaning processes in real time, analyze the data and adjust the planned activities.
And in the last category of Management training solutions and related products, Tork PaperCircle received the award. This is the world's first service for processing paper towels.
In general, the exhibition was visited by more than 30 000 professionals from all over the world. Leading specialists of SHEN Marina Khodorkovskaya, Mikhail Shishko, Nikolai Shulga and Vyacheslav Biryukov also took an active part in this event. As a result of a busy business program, testing of the latest technologies, equipment and management tools, SHEN brought successful practices of using innovations to efficiently clean commercial buildings, with the aim of introducing international experience in the Ukrainian market.
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