Johan Tops looks back on the first Greenspeed webinar: "The low touch economy has a major impact on the world of cleaning"
"This global crisis provides extra leverage for change", says Johan Tops, Sales Director of Greenspeed, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The innovator in hygiene concepts and solutions introduced the microfibre cloth to the professional cleaning industry 25 years ago. It took a while for the industry to embrace this innovation, but nowadays it is very grateful for this development.
“Using probiotic cleaners has significantly reduced odour in our animal reception centre”
“The odour of wild animals and their droppings is now much less noticeable in our help centre.” Dries Damiaens, of the VZW Nature Help Centre in the Belgian region of Opglabbeek and his colleagues are very enthusiastic about Greenspeed's probiotic cleaning products. “Our centre stays cleaner and fresher.”
Greenspeed is the first company worldwide to obtain Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaning products
As a specialist in sustainable cleaning solutions, Greenspeed continues to work towards circular cleaning. And with success too, because the innovative Probio range has now been awarded Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaning products in addition to the EU Ecolabel.
5-year partnership with Green&Clean
Green&Clean is a chain of self-service laundries, with 16 branches in Austria, 3 branches in Italy, one franchise partner in Salzburg and one in Graz.
New 5L packaging, made of 50 % recycled plastic
We not only work on developing new products, but also on developing our packaging, too. We are pleased to take a green step forwards with the development of our new 5L packaging, which is made of 50% recycled plastic and is recyclable. This packaging will replace the old packaging within just a few months. The new 5L packaging will be slightly different in colour, but of course the dimensions remain the same.
Establishment of Greenspeed France
Greenspeed France was founded on 1 January 2019. The Greenspeed circular cleaning concept is also rapidly graining traction in France, with the French cleaning market already responding enthusiastically to Greenspeed innovations. The opening of the Greenspeed France head office will ensure that we are also close to our customers in France and that we are able to provide our customers with an efficient and high-quality service thanks to our consultants and on-the-job training.
Greenspeed introduces probiotic cleaning agents
Greenspeed, producer and supplier of sustainable cleaning systems, is introducing a new line of probiotic cleaning products on the market. Greenspeed will introduce the new probiotic range for the first time at the international trade show Interclean in Amsterdam. The products perfectly coincide with Greenspeed's ambition in striving to make a positive impact on people and the environment. They ensure optimal cleaning and are the ideal solution for tackling odour problems in sanitary areas. Are you curious about how probiotics work?
Greenspeed is crazy about cleaning. Also at the Interclean trade show in Amsterdam.
Since the founding in 1981, Greenspeed has grown to become one of the most sustainable professional cleaning brands worldwide. Following the takeover of Ecover Professional, Greenspeed specialised in microfibre products and ecological cleaning agents, resulting in great successes. Soon, Greenspeed will present its latest innovations at the international trade show Interclean Amsterdam, which runs from Tuesday 15 through Friday 18 May at stand number 01.106 in RAI Amsterdam.
Cleaners are more likely to contract serious illnesses: it's time to take action!
The risk of cleaners contracting serious illnesses is greater than previously thought. PhD student Laura Van den Borre (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) looked into the main differences between causes of death among cleaners, administrative employees and executives for her study titled "Health risks in the cleaning industry".
Day-care centres use Greenspeed to clean their nurseries
Haagclean Products, a Dutch specialist wholesaler, is entering into a new collaboration with Vlietkinderen day-care facilities using Greenspeed products. Vlietkinderen is wanting to improve the quality of cleaning for all of its 24 locations and has opted for the overall concept of Haagclean Products. The focus is on the following aspects in this overall concept: safety, hygiene, environment, knowledge and instruction and also, cost in use. Vlietkinderen has opted for an easy and efficient package for the pedagogical employees. Cleaning companies will also be working according to the overall concept, in which Greenspeed plays a pivotal role. We are really happy that they will be using our microfibre products and wish them the best of success!
GREENSPEED FINALIST BIJ GREENER PACKAGING AWARDS
On 23rd november 2017, the Greener Packaging Awards were hosted in Brussels. The Greener Packaging Awards is a competition for those companies whose packaging has been designed to reduce its environmental impact.
"DE POETSFIETS" opts for Greenspeed
The aim of De Poetsfiets is simple: to clean in a sustainable way. The company achieves this aim by using trikes and electric vehicles to get to its clients in the Belgian city of Ghent. This means zero CO2 emissions and no more getting held up in traffic. They also clean using Greenspeed's eco-friendly products and their employees wear clothes made from organic cotton.
De Poetsfiets is a fantastic sustainable initiative which we are delighted to promote. Keen to know more about De Poetsfiets? We asked them a few questions!
Greenspeed announced as finalist in only pan-European awards for the cleaning and hygiene sector
Greenspeed is a European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards 2017 finalist in the ‘Sustainability – best practice in implementing principles throughout the business’-category.
There were over 140 entries and the competition was very tough, but Greenspeed was judged to be among the very best entrants. The award winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on 9 November.
Speaking of the achievement, Greenspeed, CEO, Michel de Bruin said: We are delighted to be finalists in this category. Greenspeed's Circular Cleaning concept is proven in practice, a real market challenger, and leads the industry towards total sustainability and minimalizing its impact on the environment. Such recognition is both pleasing and motivating!
CLEANING EVEN FASTER AND MORE HYGIENICALLY? NOW IT CLICKS: GREENSPEED CLICK'M C
From 4 September, cleaning floors is going to get a whole lot easier and more hygienic. Because that's when Greenspeed will be introducing cutting-edge technology that will confirm its leading status in the European ecological cleaning market once again. Better get used to the name already: CLICK'M C, an innovative, magnetic flat mop system with a capital C for comfortable, competent and clean.
CSU Leisure Services opts for Greenspeed circular cleaning concept
CSU Leisure Services recently started looking for ecological cleaning products to be used in day-to-day cleaning operations in various parks and resorts. The company settled on the complete range of Greenspeed products. CSU is now entering the leisure market using this Cradle to Cradle Certified circular concept as its basis. The use of these ecological cleaning agents will enable CSU to make its services, products and processes as efficient as possible and adhere to the criteria set out by the Green Key eco-label.
Greenspeed cleans among the wild animals
Greenspeed gets behind Natuurhulpcentrum vzw. Natuurhulpcentrum vzw [non-profit organisation "Nature Help Centre"] is the largest and most professional shelter for sick and wounded wild animals in the EU region. Every day, not only do they try to help wild animals, they also try to make people more environmentally aware through education or nature campaigns. Here at Greenspeed, we are also behind this beautiful gesture and care for animals.
Greenspeed takes a major step towards making its production of ecological detergents even more sustainable
Greenspeed is entering into an exclusive industrial partnership with "Vandeputte Soap & Detergents" to produce cleaning products for professional use. As of January 2018, Greenspeed's range will be produced at the former Ecover factory in Boulogne-sur-Mer (France), owned by Vandeputte since June 2016. This joint venture between a pair of like-minded partners opens up promising prospects for all current and potential customers who value ecological responsibility.
Esther Sijbom Lentis healthcare provider: "Greenspeed C-Shuttle achieved 100% score"
Every year, Lentis professionals provide care to 25,000 people. Psychiatric care. Because Lentis, founded in 1873, offers mental health services, forensic healthcare and care for the elderly in the three northern provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland. Hospitality is the focal point of everything Lentis does, says Esther Sijbom, team leader of the Service Operations Department. The decision to implement the entire Greenspeed range was well-considered and quite logical. "At this location we work with the latest materials and products."
CARE CENTRE Lentis Chooses New Greenspeed C-Shuttle
Care centre Lentis chose to implement the entire Greenspeed range: the microfibre products, the Cradle to Cradle detergents and the newly launched C-Shuttle cleaning trolley. For the supply of cleaning materials and products, Lentis organised a tender and BOMA Netherlands won with Greenspeed's innovative and environmentally conscious products. The collaboration among the three parties - Lentis, BOMA and Greenspeed - is founded on service, sustainability and innovation: "At this location we work with the latest materials and products," says Esther Sijbom, Team Leader for Lentis Service Operations.
GREENSPEED INNOVATES, HOSPITAL HYGIENE BENEFITS!
The professional cleaning and hygiene industry is now facing more exciting challenges than ever. Not only are manufacturers expected to continue to improve their range of dirt busters relentlessly, new introductions also need to meet various strict criteria in terms of cleaning power, safety, efficiency and ease of use. Greenspeed is not the new broom that sweeps clean in that regard. In 2016 Greenspeed launched the C-Shuttle, a trolley made of 75% recycled plastic, which is unique in the Benelux region. Today, only six months later, the company is launching a high-quality range of innovative disposable mops and cloths.
GREENSPEED IS MOVING!
As Greenspeed continues to grow, accelerated by the successful integration of the Ecover Professional range of ecological cleaning chemicals into our business, we are moving to new offices at Rotterdam Airportplein 24, 3045 AP Rotterdam on 1st January 2017. As a location to manage our increasing International business it is almost perfect! Here is a sneak preview of our new home (third floor)!
Greenspeed supports European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards
This week they will be awarded for the first time ever: the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, a public recognition of excellence throughout the entire European professional cleaning and hygiene sector. Greenspeed is one of the ten companies and organisations that believe in these awards and financially support them. Michel de Bruin: "The mission of this competition is perfectly in sync with Greenspeed's own mission: ensuring that cleaning has a positive public image and a positive impact on the environment. Our aim is to repeatedly surprise the market with our innovations. In that respect, we and the organisers of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards also have a shared vision."
Greenspeed achieves Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at GOLD level
At the recent international trade fair show ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Amsterdam, Greenspeed was awarded a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD mark for its kitchen and interior cleaning product lines. "This Gold certification rewards and celebrates our efforts to develop innovative, powerful, sustainable cleaning products for the worldwide cleaning industry", says Greenspeed CEO Michel de Bruin proudly.
New Greenspeed logo: fresh and sustainable design
The colours of the new Greenspeed logo symbolise the integration of its cleaning concepts with its eco-friendly corporate philosophy. On 1 January, Greenspeed acquired the professional division of Ecover; the new logo has already been introduced. The key characteristics of the new logo are its recognisability, freshness, sophistication, effectiveness, reliability, and of course sustainability.
The integrated and environmentally friendly duo of Greenspeed and Ecover Professional at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN
In 1994, Greenspeed was the first player in the Benelux to introduce microfibre technology as an effective solution in the professional cleaning industry. At the beginning of this year, Greenspeed took a major step forwards with the acquisition of Ecover Professional, a pioneer in the development of efficient and environmentally friendly washing and cleaning agents. We will proudly showcase the new and integrated Greenspeed at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN in Amsterdam at stand 1.106.
Greenspeed ALL-IN-ONE: Smart cleaning solutions with a positive impact
On 1 January 2016, Greenspeed acquired the B2B division of detergent and cleaning agent manufacturer Ecover. Ecover Professional was established in Belgium a decade ago as part of Ecover, and it has an immaculate reputation in the field of innovative and sustainable cleaning products. The brand was the first in the industry to obtain the Cradle-to-Cradle certificate™, a high-quality environmental hallmark, among other achievements. With both companies driven by the same philosophy - based on innovation and sustainability - the new Greenspeed launched ALL-IN-ONE: smart cleaning solutions with a positive impact based on microfibre systems and ecological cleaning agents.