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Shortlist revealed for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2018

The jury of the 12th edition of Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award has announced its shortlist of nominees – choosing 12 entries from across four categories.

This year’s awards event has seen the number of categories grow from three to four, adapting to the ever-changing nature of innovation in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry. This means there are three shortlisted nominees in each category – including Management & Mobility Solutions/E-Cleaning, Equipment, Machines, and Related Products/Services.

The overall winner of the Amsterdam Innovation Award – and the four category winners – will be announced at a special ceremony at Interclean Amsterdam 2018 on Tuesday 15 May. Visitors to the show are able to vote for their favourite innovation via Intercleanshow.com, which will receive the Visitors’ Choice certificate.

Shortlisted nominees by category

Management & Mobility Solutions/E-Cleaning category:

  • ADLATUS Robotics with its ADLATUS Service Station for Cleaning Robots
  • Diversey for IntelliLinen
  • INPACS for its Orbita Dashboard

Equipment category:

  • Diversey for its MoonBeam3 UVC Disinfection System
  • SYR for the Powr-Mop Lite
  • Vermop Salmon for its Vermop System ONe.

Machines category:

  • Kärcher for its KIRA B 50
  • Unger Germany for the HydroPower RO
  • Wetrok for its Wetrok Automatic Marvin

Related Products/Services category:

  • Dityspray for Dityspray
  • Tork for its Tork PaperCircle
  • Werner & Mertz Professional for the green-Effective Performance Calculator

Many of these innovations are a world-first in their field, and represent a significant leap forward for technology in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.

Michelle Marshall, Chair of the Amsterdam Innovation Award jury, said: “We must congratulate all our final nominees for this year’s award, and also everyone who submitted an entry. I know I speak on behalf of all the judges when I say we had many interesting products to read about!

“What was particularly interesting was the broad spread of different developments now being brought to all segments of the market. Yes, there were a number of new ‘smart’ solutions using latest IoT technology; however, there were also notable new tools tackling the day-to-day needs of the cleaning operative at ground roots level.

“Year after year, we can observe that cleaning solutions providers are becoming more focused on meeting the needs of the workforce and building users too. This enhances the daily operation of the cleaning team, and consequently the ‘experience’ of the end customer within that particular site.”

The shortlisted products will be on display throughout Interclean Amsterdam 2018 in the InnovationLAB (Hall 8).

Rob den Hertog, Director of Professional Cleaning & Hygiene at Interclean Amsterdam, commented: “We are excited to once again share the most innovative products and solutions with visitors to our InnovationLAB. Innovation is what drives the professional cleaning and hygiene industry forward, and has always been a vital element of Interclean. We look forward to seeing which nominee emerges as the winner of this year’s Amsterdam Innovation award.”

Interclean Amsterdam 2018 runs from 15-18 May 2018. The Amsterdam Innovation Award ceremony will take place at the InnovationLAB in Hall 8 on Tuesday 15 May.


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