18/8/10 – Leading facilities company, ISS, opts for Diamond floor solution from HTC and Nilfisk Advance
18 August 2010
ISS, one of the world’s leading providers of cleaning, catering and other facility services is to adopt a chemical free floor cleaning solution from HTC Sweden AB and Nilfisk-Advance. The company will use The Twister™ solution , an innovative eco-friendly way of cleaning and maintaining floors without the use of chemicals. Twister™ pads developed by HTC Sweden AB are equipped with billions of diamonds that clean and polish all sorts of flooring efficiently and with water only. The Twister™ pads are distributed worldwide by Nilfisk-Advance.
“ Being a global partner to ISS it seemed suitable to join forces and equip ISS’s floor cleaning machines with Twister™ pads”, Michael Fenger, General Manager Product Marketing, Nilfisk-Advance says. The Twister™ pad is a mechanical solution that when mounted on a Nilfisk cleaning machine polish the floor without using any chemicals, just water. As well as being good for the environment, it also lowers the costs of cleaning and is substantially more user friendly for the ISS staff.
HTC Sweden AB is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of complete grinding and maintenance systems for floors. It works with Nilfisk-Advancea company that has been developing cleaning machines for over 100 years and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment (with a turnover of approximately € 790 million in fiscal year 2008). With manufacturing facilities located in Asia, Europe and North America, plus sales entities in more than 41 countries and distributors in more than 70 countries, they are truly global. At the end of 2008 Nilfisk-Advance had approximately 4900 employees.
“The Twister™ solution is completely in line with our policy of sustainable solutions for our staff and customers,” adds Hege Wilsbeck (VP, Head of Group Cleaning Excellence) and Jan Lindegaard, (VP, Group Procurement) of ISS Group. “We strive at providing cleaning solutions that are environmentally sustainable and improve the conditions for our many employees.” With more than 200.000 business-to-business customers worldwide, ISS is one of the world’s largest commercial providers of facility services employing more than 480.000 people globally.