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Wholesaler of commercial and domestic vacuum cleaners, Cleanstar, was
awarded RapidClean’s Machinery Supplier of the Year for the second
year running at the buying group’s annual conference held late last year.
“We have watched the Rapid Group grow and expand and have
enjoyed being a part of its success,” says Cleanstar director Lisa
Michalson. “We’ve implemented many ideas within the Rapid
Group and supported it to help reach its goals.
“Not only do we offer Rapid branded products and machinery but
we also back it up with an extensive range of spare parts and, most
importantly, support and assistance where needed,” she reveals.
“We work with Rapid on its marketing and advertising strategies,
and have built a strong relationship with the Group based on trust
Rather than competing against its customers and selling direct to end
users like many other wholesalers, Cleanstar takes advantage of the Rapid
Group’s buying power and distributor network to brainstorm innovative
ideas and offers that will benefit everyone – including end users.
“We find that this has a more positive and long term outcome
where we are able to grow our brands together,” Ms Michalson
notes. “And it’s wonderful to be recognised with this award for all
the hard work we do to support the Group.”
This year sees Sydney-based International Building Supply (IBS)
undertaking significant expansion on a number of fronts including
product range extension; training initiatives; and services’ offerings.
Complementing the company’s growth plans is a recent move to a
new facility in Botany.
“We are investing in enhancing our ability to deliver, to the
contract cleaning fraternity, highly specialised training and products
for stripping and sealing of an array of hard floors. We have already
developed highly successful polished concrete training courses and
systems and it’s logical to extend into other hard floors,” explained
IBS director Ivan Imerman.
“We have a well-credentialed network of distributors across Australia
and New Zealand that will support our 2016 plans,” he added.
The IBS product portfolio includes Terrco’s (US) rugged and
efficient grinding/polishing machines; Italian dry vacs; Multi-Clean
surface sealers, strippers and cleaners; Vexcon impregnated sealers
and hardeners; RJSC Chemicals’ non-slip and special concrete
benchtop sealers; and Padco applicators.
Those ranges are being progressively extended with more janitorial
products and accessories.
One particularly interesting item that’s recently been added (as
an exclusive) is the NanoFlock, an applicator for applying sealers,
two-pack epoxies for sports floors and surface hardeners and
impregnators evenly and easily.
Recognised for his training skills and technical expertise, Mr
Imerman is enthusiastic about IBS’ strip and seal courses that will
start in March. “We’ll cover all types of hard flooring including
vinyl, stones, concrete and terrazzo.
“Stripping and sealing continue to be the most problematical tasks
for contract cleaners and we plan to make these tasks easier and far
more profitable.” he explained.
IBS also has its next Polished Concrete training course scheduled
for 24, 25 and 26 February and those interested should contact the
company on 02 9700 0701.
Those concrete maintenance service providers considering a
machine purchase should consider taking advantage of a Terrco 85th
anniversary offer whereby those undertaking an IBS training course
will get a refund off the Terrco machine’s price equivalent to the
course’s cost (about $1000).
supplier award - again
Ivan Imerman pictured in IBS’ new Botany facility
geared to supporting
From left: RapidClean’s Greg Wild with
Cleanstar’s Colin McDougal and Joe Pezzaniti
March/April INCLEAN 2016
Focuses: • Training • Purchasing
The March/April issue will look at those registered training
organisations that survived the government’s funding cuts
and how the focus to upskill and educate cleaning staff is
more important than ever before. We also look at how the
industry associations are assisting in this area to maintain a
professional workforce with continued training opportunities
using online training. Ongoing cleaning and hygiene product
innovation means service provider purchasing executives are
being offered genuine labour-saving processes that demand
their constant investigation. Together with a proliferation of
web-based supply organisations, complemented by new supply
‘players’, the purchasing role has become a multifaceted sector
of our industry. We delve into these issues and ask suppliers
and distributors for their views.
Published: 10th March, Editorial deadline: 18th January
Advertising booking deadline: 5th February
Advertising material deadline: 12th February
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