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Buzzing from the very first hour of the show, the 15th edition of Clean India Pulire was packed with buyers on all three days. Hospitals, Hotels, Municipal Corporations, Malls, Institutes, Industries, FM companies, IT, Airports, Railways… name any segment, they were there on the floor. This time the difference was evident, as the buyers were making intelligent purchases.

Out of the total exhibitors 28% were new comers with participation from countries including Russia, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, UAE and other countries. Also participating were companies in facilities management, uniforms, tissue, aroma and software.

Speaking of innovations, vacuums, scrubbers, sweepers… a lot of machines had included alterations and additional features for robust operations and convenience. Again this year, the battery-operated versions surfaced for newer machines like ride-on sweepers with increased area coverage and width. Other features included low maintenance, compactness and high manoeuvrability.

There were several chemical solution providers besides washroom hygiene, pest management, wall cleaning…

Following a successful entry last time, the State of Thuringia, Germany participated in a special pavilion represented by Flanschenwerk Thal, GBneuhaus, medways, Q-Soft, Temca, Gramme- Revit and Arisu. Leading the companies, Franziska Doll, Director South Asia, Thüringen International/ Thuringia International, shared her experience at the Show, “We had participated in the show last year as well and are here just because of the fantastic experience we have had then. A lot of our partners who came with us last year, have participated again this year.”

Other seminars included Session for Housekeeping organised by the I-Professional Housekeepers’ Association; Session for Procurement Professionals organised by the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum, both in the hospitality sector.

High-level conferences included Systematic Approach to Infection Control & Hospital Hygiene; and Adding Value in Facility Services in terms of Technology, Best Practices, Supplier& Vendor Management Strategies. The WhatsApp group of over 150 professionals from the hospital industry was inaugurated by J.P. Nair, Managing Director of Virtual Info Systems Pvt. Ltd, the organiser of the expos. The WhatsApp group is highly active and more and more hospitals are joining to get clarity on infection control and processes.

[box type=”shadow” ]“Just like the uniforms worn by our smart looking air crew, we found some interesting uniform options for our on-ground cleaning staff as well. We suggest you also add facilities management service providers, so we can quickly check the feasibility of the latest solutions offered.”

Dr Nerkar SC,
Head – Properties and Administration, Jet Airways[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“As expected, I got more than 100% of what I had expected. The washroom cleaning concept is the one I was searching for and I found the solution in this expo which I will be implementing in Sri Lanka in the next 1-2 years. And I am also, especially impressed by the laundry system. I had a chat with 2-3 suppliers who are interested to come down in Sri Lanka and join hands which has made me extremely happy.”

Thomas U Moses,
General Manager, Ultrakleen Private Limited (Srilanka)[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“We specialize in Hospital Housekeeping. Our students are taught about external as well as internal environment. So, related to their syllabus, we have found everything in this exhibition. We have a setup of housekeeping which is not maintained up to the mark but coming here we found cleaning equipment’s, sanitation odour control, laundry and all type of manual as well as mechanical equipment’s, detergents, disinfectants and laundry machineries. It has been a great experience and I specially thank all the representatives for treating us so well.”

Poonam Galante,
Hospital Housekeeping Instructor, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Industrial Training Institure (Girls)[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“We are typically searching for façade cleaning solutions. At present we require high rise facade cleaning machines and are looking forward to some demos.”

Sunil Ralph,
Group Head – Facility Management Services, GMR Group[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“It was nice coming here. We saw new technologies in Cleaning & Waste management. Also came across international products which were more useful, updated car washing systems, floor polishing technologies. Overall it was a nice show and please accept our best wishes.”

Sebastian Thayyur,
Director, Varun Management Services[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“We are benefited with all the information received during our visit of the Expos and we would like to congratulate you for organizing such a wonderful event. First, we were hesitant but after visiting we saw so many products which we were otherwise not able to get. We have limited information of manufacturers but here there are a variety of manufacturers, dealers and distributors whom we will invite.
“Earlier most of our cleaning systems were man-powered, now everything has become technology based, even the solutions and chemicals which applied has made our work easier. Being a service industry, our challenge is to upkeep our terminal, so our passengers feel satisfied. Our interest is to compete with the best standards, state-of the- art facilities and whatever is available in the global market. It is a wonderful event and we will be visiting in the future too.”

Ajay Verma, S.S Balan, S. Pandian, Manoj Behra,
Airport Authorities of India[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“I would like to thank Clean India for giving me this opportunity to come and attend the exhibition as well as the conference in the last 3 days on various topics. This is the first of its kind which I am attending. It has been a delightful and a learning experience for me where I have a learnt a lot. My responsibility with the Railways is now as a Divisional Environment and Housekeeping Manager. So, I am into the housekeeping of stations and trains for a period of one year. I was trying to learn from other’s experiences but the moment I came here, I was able to get a lot of technological options, technical inputs and a lot of good points and interaction with the industries where they were able to show me their products and processes.”

Southern Railway[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]“I handle four locations DPS Pune, Patna, Coimbatore and Ludhiana. We have always been associated with your Clean India exhibitions because of the magazine Clean India Journal and I have been participating with my full team from all four locations each year. Every time there is something new to look forward to. This year we have had a very nice company from Coimbatore which is offering everything from chemicals, consumables, semi consumables, to machinery. And all this is manufactured in India. So, these are the things which lead us to try home bound countries as well. Each year it is a new experience & we look forward to this.”

Sumati Arora,
Delhi Public School[/box]

[box type=”shadow” ]THANK YOU [/box]

We thank all our supporting partners for making the Expos and the Conferences a big success – Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Urban Development- Maharashtra, Ministry of Urban Development- Government of India, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (SBM), WTERT, NEERI, NSWAI, Builders Association of India, LDAI, I-PHA, HPMF, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mahavir Eco, Avant Garde, Sirmaxo, Saifee Hospital, S.L. Raheja Fortis Hospital, Bombay Hospital, Tirth Hygiene, Fonzo, Quick Clean, Quick Dry Cleaning Software, Partek, EUnited and VDMA.


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