110 of the world’s best innovations entered the award’s competition

The most innovative products on the market today are in the spotlight at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition. This year’s Amsterdam Innovation Award received a record number of entries reflecting the sector’s commitment to embrace change and promote innovation. Hundred- and - ten innovations entered the competition together creating an inspiring blueprint for the future.

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Overall winner

Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Sealed Air Diversey Care
Stand no. 01.211

The jury has decided to give the overall winner prize to Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Diversey Care. This is exciting and inspiring technology that has not been seen in the professional cleaning sector before and it brings with it many opportunities and possibilities.

With the use of Augmented Reality facilities managers can perhaps go some way to tackling a number of the problems associated with the industry’s high employee turnover – which include training, knowledge transfer, development of skills and reduction of errors. The application can be used on mobile phones and tablets to self-train, self-troubleshoot and get remote support directly from Diversey Care. This brings many benefits in terms of reduced downtime, more skilled employees and cost-efficiency. And it has so many other potential applications for the future.


Overall winner

Category winner machines, accessories and components 

Robot RA 660 NAVI from Cleanfix
Stand no. 01.405

The jury voted the Cleanfix robot as the winner of this category because the company has worked closely with users over many years to develop a machine that is now in use across Europe – many units have been sold. The jury was particularly impressed with its navigation system, which uses laser, and its efficiency in mapping rooms, putting in place virtual walls, and ease of use for the operator. And it can clean to the narrowest of corners. In summary, a robotic cleaning machine ready for the real world.

Category winner equipment/tools for cleaning, care and safety 

Quick & Easy System from Werner & Mertz Professional
Stand no. 04.321

The jury was impressed with the ultimate portability, simplicity and practicality of Quick & Easy. The operator wears the system on a belt and can move from room to room with five different chemicals, interchanging between them quickly and easily. There is no need for installation and the operative does not come into direct contact with the chemical, making it completely safe.

Category winner management, training solutions and related products 

Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow from Sealed Air Diversey Care
Stand no. 01.211

Augmented Reality is an exciting and far-reaching technology being brought to the cleaning sector for the first time by Sealed Air Diversey Care with its application to this product. The plan is to expand its use to many other areas, with mobility and the increasing use of mobile devices being the key driver. It enables upskilling of operatives through the use of IT, with knowledge transfer made significantly easier.

Nominees 2016 per category

Machines, accessoires and components
  • Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme - RA 660 NAVI
  • Kärcher - BRC 40/22 C
  • Sealed Air Diversey Care - TASKI SWINGOBOT 755
Equipment/ tools for cleaning, care and safety
  • Newell Europe - Lumecel Microburst 3000 Air Care Dispenser
  • Vileda Professional FHCS - SpillEx
  • Werner & Mertz Professional - Quick & Easy System
Management, training solutions and related products
  • Kärcher - Connected Cleaning
  • SCA - Tork EasyCube
  • Sealed Air Diversey Care - Diversey Care Augmented Reality: Suma Revoflow

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Innovation Award

The jury

Pierre Deschamps Chief Editor Batiment Entretien – France​
Dick van Zomeren ​Dutch industry expert and editor Servicemanagement- The Netherlands
Rob Geissler​ ​Publisher Sanitary Maintenance, Contracting Profits, Facility Cleaning Decisions – USA
Michelle Marshall ​Chair Chief Editor European Cleaning Journal - United Kingdom
Ton van der Riet ​Managing Director Senzora - The Netherlands
Paolo Pellizzari ​Editor Pulizia Industriale e Sanificazione - Italy
Reinhard Knittler ​Publisher Reinigungs Markt - Germany
Cor van der Velden​ ​Chief Expert at Skills Netherlands – The Netherlands
Antonio Borreda Director Revista Limpiezas - Spain

Meet our jury

Innovation Award jury

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