The 2nd Clean India Awards held on January 22 at The Leela Hotel in Mumbai witnessed the reunion of the cleaning fraternity, stalwarts and Award winners and runner ups. More than 500 delegates from across the globe gathered at the gala evening which brought forth the importance of innovations and effectiveness in cleaning practices, and recognised the contributions made by housekeeping staff, organizations and civic bodies in the service sector.

Anil-SethiBest Innovation Awards –Machines & Accessories
Winner:
Steam Jet Car Wash & Wax
Machine -FX 1D, Manmachine Works Pvt. Ltd
Runner Up: EcoFlex – Accessory, Nilfisk India Pvt. Ltd

“Our company is driven by a golden circle where we are always trying to exceed our own expectations and that is what keeps us in the business; that is what keeps us alive… I will add my favourite lines here: The best is yet to come, keep watching us.”

Anil Sethi
MD, Manmachine Works Pvt. Ltd

(L-R)-George-Oomen,Best Innovation Awards – Washroom Hygiene
Winner:
V-Air Solid. Unique fragrance system for rooms up to 170m3,
Vectair Systems Limited (Excel International)
Runner Up: Auto Power Generated & Conserved System – Auto Urinal
Flushing System / APG-Auto Tap, Vision Hygiene Systems Pvt Ltd

“The feeling is absolutely fantastic. We are extremely proud and privileged. We thank Clean India for recognizing our exclusive product and Excel International our partner in India, as without their support, it would not have been possible to be here.”

 

– Joe Ovenden
Director, Vectair Systems Limited

Sanket-GalaBest Innovation Awards -Tools
Winner:
Gala No Dust Broom XL, Freudenberg Gala Household Product Pvt Ltd

“An innovation award is definitely a motivation because it helps one to do better the next
time and every time. I thank the Clean India Team and the jury members for this honour.
We developed the humble broom from its traditional structure to one that lasts
much longer and looks nicer too.”

– Sanket Gala
National Sales Manager
Freudenberg Gala Household Product Pvt Ltd

Nimit-DalalBest Innovation Awards-Chemicals
Winner:
Pre-dose concentrated water soluble capsules, Arrow Coated Products Ltd
Runner Up: Reva- AC2 speciality cleaning chemical for pan and gutka stains, Revachem Chemicals, Mumbai

“Our team that works from Spain helped us build this product. It is a patented technology developed
over the last four years by the entire team. It feels great to see the technology getting recognised
by the industry.”

Ruediger-SchroederBest Make in India
Winner:
Automatic Scrubber Drier -BD 43/40, Karcher Cleaning Systems Pvt Ltd
Runner Up:
Accessory – Rotary Underbody Vehicle Wash System, Manmachine Works Pvt Ltd
Special Mention:
Single Disc. Floor Cleaning Machines-A002, Garg Machines

“We have been in the market for the last 20 years, and for past four years, we are a subsidiary of Karcher-Germany. We now make machines in India for the Indian market, and today we have got the award for that too. We thank Clean India and it is a great platform to be here.”

Ruediger Schroeder,
MD, Karcher Cleaning Systems Pvt Ltd

Best New Launch at the Expos
Sunil-KapoorWinner:
SC 100 – Upright scrubber dryer, Nilfisk India Pvt. Ltd
Runner Up: T300E Walk-behind scrubber EcH2O NanoClean,Tennant Company

“The upright scrubber-dryer is compact in size and can do cleaning not only of hard
surfaces but also carpeted surfaces. It is great for operators even to reach very narrow spaces. This platform of Clean India Awards is wonderful.”

Sunil Kapoor
Country Manager-Nilfisk India Pvt. Ltd
 

Best Practices – Laundry
Faber-Sindoori-teamWinner:
Faber Sindoori Management Services Pvt. Ltd

“It is a great feeling and we have worked very hard
for this. The credit goes to the entire team.”

– Faber Sindoori team
 

RayappaBest Practices – Waste Management
Winner:
Town Municipal Council, Karkala, Karnataka
Runner up: Matrix Integrated Facility and Property Management Pvt. Ltd
Runner up: Essar Steel India Ltd,Hazira-Gujarat

“We are working hard – right from door-to-door collection, segregation to composting.Extremely happy to win this award.”

Rayappa, Chief Officer,
Town Municipal Council, Karkala

Best Practices – Housekeeping
Winner in Public Places:
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
ITC-teamRunner Up in Public Places: Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd
Winner in Hospitality Sector: ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

“Our major achievement to count is marrying technology with the human elements because technology is paramount. It helps save time and improve sustainability; however, human element
cannot be ignored in our industry.”

– ITC team