Berlin Cleaning Show Ends On Bright Note

The International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. ended on a bright note. From September 19-22, the 23,000 industry representatives from more than 70 countries, including 18,300 trade visitors from every branch of the cleaning sector, were able to obtain information about the commercial cleaning products and services on offer. This represents an increase of more than ten percent compared with CMS 2015.

The 429 exhibitors from 24 countries provided a complete overview of the market on an area of 29,000 square meters in the halls and outdoor display areas. In the exhibition and conference sections the topic of the moment was digitalisation. This was also reflected at the trade fair, which featured a wealth of innovations, including some cleaning machines and cleaning products that were making their world debut. There was an excellent response to the introduction of the Mobility Cleaning Circle on the subject of “Railway Cleaning”, and to the latest edition of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards, which acknowledged the contributions by CMS exhibitors in six categories. “Cleaning in a Digital World – Processes, People, Technology” was the keynote subject of the 22nd Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC, 18-20 Sept.) with 540 participants from 43 countries.
Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH: “As expected, CMS 2017 was the leading event for the global cleaning community. More than ever before it proved to be the premium product among international cleaning trade fairs. The quality that was evident in the exhibition section, the marked increase in the numbers of international trade visitors, and the many innovations on show here were among the criteria that made this year’s trade fair so outstanding. This view was shared unanimously by the exhibitors, trade visitors and the trade press.”
CMS Berlin 2017 was organized by Messe Berlin GmbH. The supporting associations are the National Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main. The associations were very positive in their assessments of the progress of the fair:
Johannes Bungart, General Manager of the National Guild Association of the Building Cleaning Trade (BIV): “This year two major aspects were very much in evidence: the first of these is that CMS is becoming more international, and secondly the exhibitors’ innovations emphatically demonstrated the extent to which digitalisation has already impacted on the processes, the people and the technology in our sector.
Dr. Peter Hug, General Manager Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction Association (VDMA): “The machinery manufacturers were particularly pleased with the substantially increased number of trade visitors. The decision-makers were of a high level, as was the quality of the discussions. The keen interest shown by visitors in innovative technologies that can make cleaning processes more efficient and more ergonomically effective applied in particular to such subjects as robotics, interconnectedness and management systems. With many new products very much in evidence, the display by machine manufacturers at CMS 2017 met with the expectations of the trade visitors .”
Dr. Heiko Faubel, General Manager IHO – Hygiene Industry Association: “CMS 2017 and its accompanying programme ensured that the week was a very interesting one. Visitors were able to see for themselves that the manufacturers of cleaning and hygiene products have the expertise to supply innovative and above all highly effective products. At the same time there was confirmation of the trend that CMS now functions as a genuine forum for customers. Once again this year leading decision-makers were well represented among the visitors and, as a result, excellent technical discussions took place with exhibiting IHO members.
CMS Purus Innovation Awards meet with a very good response
The presentation of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards 2017 (PIA) provided a major highlight on the first day of the fair. The panel appraised the exhibitors’ innovations in six categories. The prizewinners were ADLATUS Robotics GmbH (Large Machines category), Kenter Bodenreinigungsmaschinen Vertriebs- und Service GmbH (Small Machines category), Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG (Equipment Category), Vermop Salmon GmbH (Digital Tools and Systems category), OPHARDT Hygiene-Technik GmbH + Co. KG (Washroom Hygiene category) and Wetrok AG (Cleaning Products category). The panel of judges also awarded a special prize to EMIL DEISS KG in the “Equipment” category.
Stephan Schwarz, president of the Berlin Chamber of Trades and chairman of the panel of judges for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards 2017: “The entries and in particular the products and systems offered by this year’s winners of the Purus Innovation Awards are proof of the industry’s innovative capabilities. They reflect the high levels of quality represented by the exhibits on display at CMS Berlin. These intelligent and efficient solutions provide users with products in line with market requirements, enabling them to overcome the challenges of the future and compete effectively.”
Successful debut for the Mobility Cleaning Circle
Some 80 representatives of the rail industry and the cleaning sector from a number of countries, including Germany, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Hungary and Russia, accepted the invitation from Messe Berlin to attend the first Mobility Cleaning Circle. The Mobility Cleaning Circle is organised jointly by the transport technology trade fair InnoTrans and the CMS Berlin cleaning fair. CMS 2017 provided an opportunity for rail industry experts to obtain a complete view of the market for a wide variety of cleaning machinery and products that the cleaning industry supplies in order to meet the special requirements of the railways.
Markus Asch, Chairman of the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the VDMA: “Closer contacts between the railways and the cleaning industry are to be welcomed, in a way that clearly shows how new technology and digitalised solutions can enable work processes in trains and buses to be made more productive.”
The next CMS Berlin will take place from 24 to 27 September 2019 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.