These were notes expressed after an interactive seminar on Industrial Cleaning, Hygiene Solutions & Maintenance organized by Clean India Journal at Suzlon Excellence Academy in Pune on August 7. The programme was supported by The Deccan Chambers of Commerce, Industries &Agriculture. Over 100 delegates attending the seminar included those exposed to such learning for the first time.
For the convenience of the maintenance heads of Chitale Dairy, Chitale Agro and other leading local companies, the speakers even broke into Hindi. “Do organise seminars in Hindi too,” is what they requested at the end of the session. Organising such seminars in Tier II and Tier III cities, Clean India Journal has reiterated its stance of spreading knowledge about cleaning technology. The response to such seminars goes to reveal the need for cleaning solutions even in smaller cities & towns.
The delegates, including operation heads & decision makers, represented industries like pharma, manufacturing, automobile, IT, healthcare, paints & dyes, food processing and facility service providers from across Maharashtra. Delegates also came from as far as Hyderabad.
More than 99% of the delegates found the sessions with demonstrations as useful and informative.
Delegates from the FM sector comprised 50.68%, manufacturing sector including chemicals, electronics, paints, pharma, food, equipment, metals and engineering companies about 39.72% and the others were from IT sector and healthcare.
In a sample survey, Clean India Journal found that 32% of the companies represented at the Seminar had some form of mechanisation in cleaning operations at their facilities. While others who have responded have engagaed in manual cleaning for reasons like non-exposure to professional cleaning methods, cost restraints, lack of trained personnel, inability to source equipment and absence of local dealers.
The survey also noted that 69% of the delegates engaged in-house cleaning while only 31% had outsourced maintenance to cleaning contractors.