At the opening of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe 2013, the KM 105/100 R P from Kaercher and the Touch-less Disinfecting Services from Sanoserv were announced as winners of Golden Broom Innovation Award.

The winner in the category Product:
Kärcher - KM 105/100 R P
The KM 105/100 R is a completely new compact ride on sweeper in the 1 m working width class. The machine is equipped with an automatic filter cleaning device, the KIK (Kärcher Intelligent Key) in combination with a new operating panel that leads the user and the service through the entire machine. A new main broom concept, and a self- adjusting pressure device controls the footprint of the main broom in three eligible steps (eco, medium, heavy).

The winner in the category Technology:
Sanoserv - touch-less disinfection services
The latest Generation of SANOSERV touch-less disinfection solutions combine the effect of both spraying devices and disinfectants. The disinfectant is highly effective, oxidizing disinfectant that kills 99.99% of all hazardous germs and bacteria without posing a threat to humans, animals or plants.

Innovative use of technology
Research and development is vital for the future of businesses, and for a sustainable future, the Golden Award strives to encourage this by rewarding innovation. “The products and technologies entered for this years’ Golden Broom competition showed innovative use of technology, solutions for an everyday problem and services to fulfill customers’ needs better”, says the Jury.” It was a difficult task to elect the eventual winners from such an array of diverse and innovative products.”
The complete list of nominees:
Category Product:
Kärcher - KM 105/100 R P
Ionic system & bravos - Reach & Wash ZERO System Thermopure
P-Island - P-Island toilet accessories
Voigt - HD technology product line
Buzil - S 708 Corridor Power Stripper & S 741 Corridor Jewel Coating

Category Technology:
Sanoserv - Touch-less Disinfecting Services
Diversey - Crystal Shield Technology
Intermop - Mop Microfibre cross tuft Kombi standard line 40cm
Salmon Hygiene - Resin-Set DRS
SaneClean - saneTrain

The Golden Broom Jury 2013:
Michelle Marshall - UK
Reinhard Knittler - Germany
Jolanta Sergot-Kowalska - Poland
Tibor Ritz - Hungary
Stefano Grosso – Italy