Global industrial cleaning trends were on show at Interclean Amsterdam 2018. These included the key role that aftermarket support and customer service play in giving Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) the leading edge in South Africa, according to GCE MD Greg Venter.
While it is critical to have the latest technology and equipment, what is equally important is being able to support these machines in the field, and to be able to service customer requirements as efficiently as possible at all times, Venter stresses.
Held from 15 to 18 May, Interclean is billed as the largest global professional cleaning exhibition. It brings together leading manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and end users to showcase the latest technologies and trends in the industrial cleaning sector. In this regard, many of GCE’s key suppliers were in attendance, including Ghibli, Elgin, Maer, Delfin, Green Machines, and Tennant.
“All of our major suppliers attended the trade show, which gave us an invaluable opportunity to catch up with them. Not only were we able to discuss new technologies that we may want to add to our own product range, but we also focused on the importance of the aftermarket support that GCE leverages in South Africa and beyond,” Venter comments.
“We picked up valuable information about global industrial cleaning trends in other countries. Networking was crucial, as we were able to meet with key roleplayers, and touch base with many of our long-standing customers,” he adds.
Organiser Rai Amsterdam reported that the 2018 edition of Interclean Amsterdam attracted a record 33 710 visitors from 143 countries, with 892 company stands. Established in 1967, the trade show gives visitors a comprehensive global overview of the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.
It includes an exhaustive exhibition programme, alongside a diverse range of expert-led educational seminars and workshops. Set across 12 display halls, Interclean Amsterdam covered a wide variety of cleaning and hygiene segments, from washrooms to equipment and machines. There is also a large outdoor area for outdoor cleaning, high-pressure, and window cleaning, along with live demonstrations.