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market to grow
The global contract cleaning
services market is expected to
grow at a compound annual growth
rate of 4.8 per cent over the next
four years, a new study by global
technology research and advisory
company, Technavio has found.
According to the report, ‘Global
Contract Cleaning Services Market
2017-2021’, the market for contract
cleaning services is expected to
witness fast growth due to a wide
range of industries demanding
cleaning services on a daily, weekly,
and monthly basis.
The market is also experiencing
intense competition, the report also
noted, due to the presence of a large
number of contract cleaning service
providers in the market. Majority of
companies compete on the basis of
pricing in order gain a higher market
share. Also, to increase their market
share, vendors are offering specialty
cleaning services apart from regular
The study stated commercial
end-users prefer contract cleaning
services as they reduce their
operational costs at the same time
offer more efficient performance
than in-house cleaning staff.
Vendors in the market are focusing
on capturing the market by gaining
multiple year contracts, which
helps to build their recognition in
Sarah Haque, a lead research
analyst at Technavio, said: “The
growth of the global contract
cleaning services market can be
attributed to the strong demand
from commercial end-users who are
adopting a one-stop solution for
various cleaning services.”
The contract cleaning services
market for industrial end-users
is also expected to grow at a
moderate rate due to factors such
as the presence of a wide range
of specialised industrial cleaning
services that offers higher efficiency
and reliability than contract cleaning
ISS has purchased Nordic strategic workspace management and design consulting firm, SIGNAL.
Founded in 2000, SIGNAL provides advice on how to use strategic space management and
workplace design to improve performance – based on engagement with customers, managers
and employees, and a unique database of user experience.
ISS Group chief operating officer Martin Gaarn described the acquisition of SIGNAL as a
natural next step for ISS that will significantly strengthen the company’s global capabilities in
“Through this partnership we have seen the power of facilities that deliver on space, function,
and creativity, whilst supporting high quality services for the users. By combining strategic
space management and workplace design with integrated facility dervices, we will enable our
customers to leverage the workplace as a strategic tool and to improve business performance.”
SIGNAL will continue to operate as a separate business unit within the ISS Group, with its
current leadership to remain in charge of growing the business.
Kärcher has opened its first centre in the
US in Houston, Texas.
The Kärcher Center EnviroLab
opened in partnership with Texas-
based EnviroLab Inc. The Kärcher
Center will serve the Houston area oil
and gas, construction, automotive and
transportation industries. The store is
the 575th Kärcher Center worldwide.
Products and services available at the
centre include hot and cold pressure
washers, floor cleaning equipment,
accessories, after sales service support and fleet on board monitoring technology.
Guests in attendance at the opening include; Envirolab owner, Aaron Hooper; CEO
Kärcher North America, Hannes Säubert; community liaison for US Rep, Gene Green Jorge
Maldonado; Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce President, Reggie Gray and
legislative aide to State Rep. Armando L Walle Giovanni Perez-Soto.
The launch follows the opening of Kärcher’s dedicated service centre at Ras al Khorin in
Dubai in December.
Nilfisk appoints new CEO
Nilfisk has appointed Hans Henrik Lund as the company’s new CEO, effective from early
In the interim, Lars Gjodsbol, Nilfisk’s executive vice president and head of global operations,
will commence the role of acting CEO.
Nilfisk chairman Jens Due Olsen, said: “With the appointment of Hans Henrik Lund
as the new CEO of Nilfisk, we have the right profile to develop and grow Nilfisk to lead
the business as an independently listed company and to execute our overall strategy further
consolidating our position as the world leader in the professional cleaning equipment industry.”
Lund was most recently CEO of Finnish lighting company, Helvar. Prior to that he held
senior management positions with Danfoss, in the field of heating automation; as well as
mobile accessory companies, Jabra and Nokia. In announcing Lund’s appointment, Olsen
also thanked former CEO Jonas Persson, who has held the role since January 2014.
“Jonas Persson has led the process of positioning Nilfisk for growth and has established a
strong management team. I wish to thank Jonas for his contribution to Nilfisk and I wish him
all the best for the future.”
First Kärcher Center opens in the US
ISS acquires workplace
management and design firm
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