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New ranges from Jangro on show

Independent janitorial distributor network to launch new Catalogue at The Cleaning Show

Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, will launch a catalogue boasting new and innovative products at The Cleaning Show 2017. Highlights of the Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies 2017/18 catalogue include details of Jangro’s new Washroom Dispenser range, the new Workwear range, and additions to the Jangronaut children’s dispenser range.

Also featured will be soaps produced by the social enterprise group Clarity, which employs, trains and supports people with disabilities to create high quality products.

The catalogue sections cover products for Washroom, Housekeeping, Kitchen Hygiene, Floor Care, Waste Management, Industrial Cleaning & Wiping, Nursing & Care, Health & Safety, PPE and Workwear.  

Details and images of many other new and existing products are also included in the catalogue, and will be displayed on Jangro’s stand, number B05.

Jangro will also showcase its environmentally friendly range of products, Enviro Concentrates – a concentrate cleaning product range developed with the aim to reduce users’ carbon footprints, from packaging and shipment, to use and disposal.

Our dedicated representatives will also be on hand to answer any questions about new and existing products offered by the network, and about Jangro’s other activities. These include its award-winning suite of free e-learning training courses, Learning Management Solutions (LMS).

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said, “We are very excited to be exhibiting again at The Cleaning Show – the sixth time at this event. Our new Cleaning and Hygiene Supplies 2017/18 Catalogue is available both as a hard copy and online, and provides a comprehensive guide to the best products on the market for this sector.

“We are really looking forward to welcome visitors to our stand at the show. It is a great opportunity to network and share ideas on best practice and innovation.”

The Cleaning Show runs from 14 to 16 March at the London Excel Centre – go to www.cleaningshow.co.uk to register to attend. 


New luxury toilet tissue range from Jangro

Independent janitorial distributor network introduces Premium range of toilet tissue

Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, has introduced a new Premium range of luxury toilet tissues. The new range is easily identifiable thanks to its branding – a bunny theme portraying a soft and gentle product.

The new Premium range of luxury toilet tissues consists of:

  • Ultra Soft – extra-long and luxurious 10 pack of four white rolls, 280 sheets in two ply;
  • Super Soft – luxurious 10 pack of four white rolls, 210 sheets in two ply;
  • Triple Soft – strong and luxurious 10 pack of four white rolls, 160 sheets in three ply.

Jangro Operations Director Joanne Gilliard said, “This new Premium range of luxury toilet tissues has been developed to be soft and gentle on skin, but strong and long-lasting at the same time. We are proud to be offering this carefully developed range through our extensive network of independent distributors in the UK and Ireland.”


Jangro expands Jangronauts children’s hand wash range

Independent janitorial distributor network adds new dispensers and soap systems to innovative Jangronauts range for children


Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland, has refreshed its Jangronauts children’s hand wash range with new dispensers and soap systems.

Jangro created the Jangronauts – four hand-washing hero characters – with the aim of teaching children about the vital importance of hand hygiene in a fun, interactive and educational way. The characters feature on a range of hand washing dispensers, toilet tissue dispensers and hand drying units for washrooms.

The expanded Jangronauts soap dispenser range includes a manual model (BK038 FMX) and a touch-free model (BK039 TFX), available with colourful backboards and a wide range of soap options, including fragrance-free foam hand wash, and mild antimicrobial hand wash.

A wide range of free support materials has also been developed to help teachers and parents engage with children and deliver the hand washing message in a fun and interactive way.

The activity sheets, story book, certificates, posters and much more can be used in the classroom, at home, and in restaurants and shopping centres to help reinforce the important hand hygiene message the Jangronauts bring to children. For more information go to www.jangronauts.co.uk 


Health and Safety in cleaning

Facilities managers need to be confident that health and safety has been considered for every aspect of the cleaning supply chain, from product selection to the final result, says Jangro Operations Director Joanne Gilliard.

Health and safety must be at the forefront of any facilities manager’s mind when contracting cleaning and maintenance services for a building. Protecting workers and visitors and the wider environment is both a legal and moral obligation, and the responsibility lies with the entire cleaning supply chain.

Safety does not come about by chance, and most accidents happen because action has not been taken to prevent them. The cleaning industry deals with chemicals that could be dangerous if handled inappropriately, as well as other tools and equipment that require proper training to operate. At the same time, cleaning operatives move around a lot on their job, and rely on the safety features of the facility that they are cleaning.

For instance, it’s all very well fitting all cleaning machinery with cable retainers to avoid damage and stretching, and insisting that cleaning operatives use back-pack vacuum cleaners in buildings with carpeted stairs. However if there are no anti-slip nosings on the stairs, then there is still an accident waiting to happen. 

There are clear health and safety rules in place, of course, including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health legislation which deals with exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. But facilities managers who know what best practice looks like from the cleaning industry will be more alert to potential breaches of protocol, and will also be aware of their own responsibilities.

On-site storage

Some contract cleaners will elect to store cleaning products on-site when delivering a cleaning service. This poses an obvious health and safety risk to a facility, and it is vital that a comprehensive risk assessment is performed for every cleaning agent or tool that is going to be stored on site. If possible find a secure, locked place to store them, safely out of the reach of workers or members of the public.

Quality contract cleaners will work together with facilities managers to perform this and other risk assessments. Most chemicals used for cleaning are not dangerous if used properly, and if the operative knows what to do if something goes wrong (such as spillage). But some chemicals need more careful handling than others.

Knowledge of the basic ‘dos and don’ts’ of the cleaning industry will also help facilities managers to identify health and safety breaches. Quality suppliers will provide guidance on dilution rates and encourage responsible usage and dosage control, while mixing products should be a clear red flag – any reputable supplier would tell cleaning operatives never to do this. Mixing products could cause a chemical reaction, even producing hazardous gasses.

Placing cleaning products in unmarked containers is another major mistake to be avoided at all times. The consequences of putting bleach in a water or drink bottle do not bear thinking about. If the worst does happen, it’s important to have contingencies in place in an emergency. Has the facilities manager communicated to the cleaning team where first aiders can be found and how to contact them in the building? Does the cleaning team know where to find your safety data sheet?

Quality control

Only suppliers that can prove tight quality control procedures should be considered by cleaning contractors. Look for companies that comply with recognised quality standards such as BS EN ISO 9001:2000 model for production, installation and servicing, as well as other international safety and quality standards.

By having these stringent standards in place, cleaning product suppliers take the burden off those further down the supply chain and their clients, including contract cleaners and facilities managers, giving them confidence in the products being used. But health and safety is about more than just complying with legislation – continually reviewing, updating and improving systems in place is crucial.

Reputable cleaning companies will also provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for cleaning operatives, as well as training – not just at induction, but ongoing throughout their career. The correct training is essential to ensuring that health and safety standards are properly adhered to, and should be accessible and cost-effective – e-learning modules are a highly effective way of providing high quality training to a large audience, for instance.

Thanks to Tomorrow's Cleaning magazine for publishing this article in the January issue, page 58 http://content.yudu.com/web/1jybr/0A1vxp9/TCJan2017/flash/resources/index.htm?refUrl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.tomorrowscleaning.com%252F2016--1012.html


Versatile dosing

The cleaning market is awash with ready-to-use products which contribute to overuse and wastage of cleaning chemicals. Accurate dosing of concentrates is a more economical and environmentally-friendly alternative that can eliminate chemical wastage altogether, says Jangro Operations Director Joanne Gilliard.

Selling high volumes of ready-to-use cleaning sprays to businesses should be a thing of the past – instead, high concentration, low volume chemicals should be favoured by contractors. Using concentrates not only makes economic sense, but can also dramatically cut down on all forms of waste, from packaging and transport costs, to chemical wastage through overuse.

It is true that many buyers have already recognised the advantages of switching from bulk or ready-to-use cleaning chemicals to concentrates. Once installed, wall-mounted dosing systems offer the correct volume of concentrate at the push of a button, and diluting concentrated cleaning chemicals on-site to prepare solutions for spray bottles or buckets cuts out many of the environmental impacts inherent in the supply and use of ready-to-use products. This can help businesses reach their sustainability goals, as well as potentially saving them money.

A great deal of progress has been achieved over the years in making chemical dosing systems more accurate and reliable. Manufacturers are constantly refining designs to make dosing technology more sophisticated, offering higher levels of sustainability and return on investment. But there is a lot of choice on the market, and making the right decision for a business or cleaning application is important if buyers are to reap financial benefits alongside the more clear-cut environmental advantages.

To be truly efficient and economical, concentrates should be used with specially-designed dosing or dilution tools that ensure accurate and consistent preparation of solutions. The economics of investing in expensive dosing equipment must be carefully analysed before buying this equipment; the benefits must be weighed against the potential return on investment. After all, investing in advanced chemical dosing systems does not come cheap, even if the systems are operated under lease from the manufacturer.

Other choices

There are alternative chemical concentrate dosing options available, that can increase in sophistication as a business grows and its requirements change. Jangro has developed the Enviro Concentrates range of cleaning concentrates, for instance. Where there is no requirement for bulky wall-mounted dosing stations, the easy and safe dose caps can be used, together with Jangro’s comprehensive dosing guidelines.

This versatility makes the Enviro Concentrates range scalable to the size of any business. This flexibility is further improved by the fact that the range is highly accessible – available through the largest network of independent janitorial distributors in the UK and Ireland. 

The Enviro Concentrate range was also developed with the idea of reducing wastage throughout the product’s lifecycle by using much smaller bottles than standard cleaning chemicals, and combining this with concentrated formulas that last much longer. The range also boasts a diverse selection of cleaning chemicals which includes a Washroom Cleaner, Kitchen Sanitiser, Floor Cleaner, plus many more versatile chemicals. Each bottle provides up to 100 trigger spray bottles or 50 x 5 litre buckets of cleaning solution.

The cleaning supply chain needs to continue to work hard to reduce chemical wastage, and even eliminate it altogether if possible. Using dosing caps to measure out concentrates is the most economical, entry-level way of moving away from ready-to-use sprays which can promote overuse of cleaning products. By moving into concentrates, cleaning contractors can also cut down on packaging, emissions, energy and disposal costs, while still delivering or exceeding the desired cleaning performance.

Thanks to Building & Facilities Managment magazine for publishing this article in the January issue, page 22 https://issuu.com/abbeypublishing/docs/bfm_january_2017?e=24373877/43302848


Lean cleaning is greenest

Overusing and wasting cleaning agents is sadly still commonplace in the sector, but the impact this has on the environment cannot be overlooked any longer. Jangro Operations Director Joanne Gilliard explores the most cost-effective solutions to tackling this challenge.

No-one denies that cleaning products have an impact on the environment. Even entirely chemical-free pure water systems still carry shipping, packaging and energy consumption implications, not to mention the water used in their manufacture and application. The fact is that cleaning products are used by billions of people every day, and most of them are washed down the drain or evaporate after use, while many consumables like mop heads are still sent to landfill.

The most immediate, simple and effective way that the environmental impacts of cleaning products can be reduced is to eliminate wastage if possible. Investing in the right products from responsible suppliers and using them in the correct way can make a huge difference – and doesn’t have to be more expensive. 

Avoid ready-to-use

Ready-to-use cleaning sprays and agents should not be used by cleaning contractors. Instead, high concentration, low volume chemicals should be favoured by businesses. Using concentrates not only makes economic sense as concentrated formulas last much longer, but can also dramatically cut down on all forms of waste, from packaging and transport costs, to chemical wastage through overuse.

The best suppliers will provide simple, accurate dosage guidelines and dose caps to make sure that exactly the right amount of concentrate is used. Transport requirements are also much higher when moving ready-to-use liquids around, thanks both to the extra volume of water used in each bottle to make the diluted spray, but also due to often excessive packaging. In contrast, suppliers considering their impact on the environment across the supply chain should offer concentrates that feature as little packaging as possible, avoiding bulky and unnecessary designs and focussing instead on the logistics of shipping the highest volume in one go.

A lifecycle approach

Seen in this lifecycle context, a product that makes claims about natural and environmentally-friendly ingredients may in fact have a larger overall carbon footprint than a chemical cleaning agent. Jangro uses the Wright Environmental Impact Rating (WEIR) system to rate a product it is considering offering through its network.

This unique system allows products to be classified according to their lifecycle. To truly be considered a green cleaning product, the entire supply chain is analysed in terms of its environmental impact and carbon footprint, from the chemical and raw material suppliers, to production, packaging, the distribution networks, and disposal and recycling options.

The best suppliers will work with customers to help them chose the lowest impact product that is still appropriate for the circumstances. After all, using an apparently low impact product for the wrong application will also result in overuse and waste not only the product, but also the cleaning operative’s time, and money.

Reputable suppliers will also aim to recycle wherever possible to stop needless waste filling landfill sites. Offering a return system for customers is another way that suppliers can intervene in the lifecycle of a cleaning product to ensure that its environmental impact is as low as possible.

Thanks to Cleaning & Maintenance magazine for publishing this article in the February issue, page 32 

https://issuu.com/quartzmetals/docs/c_m_feb_issue_2017?e=11447702/44078024


JANGRO ADDRESSES KEY SAFETY ISSUES WITH LATEST TRAINING MODULE

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, has launched a new addition to its award-winning suite of eLearning modules and is offering people the chance to receive instant access with a voucher code.

The Manual Handling module has been developed by in-house experts following calls from the industry for this subject to be added to Jangro’s hugely popular Learning Management Solution (LMS) website.

As well as explaining and demonstrating recommended techniques, the module also explores how to plan and prepare before any handling activity and identifies different manual handling injuries.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the instant access offer should visit http://jangrolms.net/ and add JangroMH in the voucher code section when registering for an account.

There are 42 Jangro distributors across the UK and Ireland, and the group’s buying power means that customers get the benefits of fantastic prices and a great local service.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We are delighted to be launching our new Healthcare catalogue, which has national coverage and contains everything needed to ensure smooth running of a wide variety of facilities.

“We are constantly looking at opportunities to add further modules and take feedback from customers very seriously.

“It is vitally important for staff to understand the importance of correct manual handling. Whether it is lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying, manual handling is common practice within the cleaning industry and something that should be explained thoroughly and efficiently.

“This module is the perfect addition to the suite and we are looking forward to hearing feedback from customers who take advantage of this offer.

The LMS programme originally launched in 2012 and consisted of eight different modules. Since then three new ones have been added, including Manual Handling, following feedback from customers.

Full list of available modules:

  • Manual Handling
  • Introduction to Cleaning
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Awareness
  • Introduction to Equipment
  • Kitchen Hygiene
  • Carpet Care
  • Washroom Hygiene
  • Floor Care
  • House Keeping
  • Colour Coding and Infection Control
  • Health & Safety

For more information about Jangro, or to find your local distributer, please call 01204 795 955, email [email protected] or visit www.jangro.net.


JANGRO LAUNCHES HEALTHCARE CATALOGUE TO MEET INDUSTRY DEMAND

Jangro, the largest network of janitorial supply companies in the UK, has launched a catalogue specifically for the Healthcare sector following ever- increasing industry demand for its products.

Suitable for all healthcare related environments including hospitals, hospices, care homes, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living accommodation, the huge range covers:

Protective wear and patient care

  • Laundry care
  • Housekeeping
  • Beds and mobility equipment
  • Washroom equipment
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Assisted dining care and kitchen hygiene

 Available to anyone that is responsible for purchasing products and equipment in the healthcare sector, the catalogue is free of charge and becoming a Jangro customer has a whole host of additional benefits.

With free online solutions to help clients manage staff training, company budgets and all important health and safety legislation requirements, as well as complementary downloads for essential wall charts.

There are 42 Jangro distributors across the UK and Ireland, and the group’s buying power means that customers get the benefits of fantastic prices and a great local service.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We are delighted to be launching our new Healthcare catalogue, which has national coverage and contains everything needed to ensure smooth running of a wide variety of facilities.

“We have been supplying quality products into this industry for many years and we have now brought all our prestigious offering, along with additional essential items, all together in one place.

“The catalogue is free of charge and can be ordered by calling 01204 795 955, emailing [email protected] or through any of our 42 distributors, who are conveniently located across the UK and Ireland. You can visit www.jangro.net to find your nearest distributor.”


THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE CLEANING INDUSTRY

The environmental performance of the UK’s cleaning industry has seen huge improvement in recent decades, with more and more manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and end users making green choices.

Back in the 80s and 90s environmentally friendly products were ‘nice to have’ but now it is imperative that a green offering is included if businesses want to stay ahead of the game.

Adhering to stricter environmental legislation, improvements in energy efficiency, a move away from certain heavy and more polluting types of manufacture and voluntary schemes aiming to reduce environmental impact, can all help reduce your carbon footprint.

No single sector is solely responsible for improving the environment, but by working together businesses can certainly make a difference.

What makes a product environmentally friendly?

Jangro uses the Wright Environmental Impact Rating (W.E.I.R) system, which has been designed to help the user take environmental issues into account during the selection process of raw materials, the manufacturing process and packaging.

This unique, innovative system allows us to classify products according to their environmental impact and provides a good basis for product development. 

Using ingredients that are less harmful, packaging that is not as bulky and carefully considering the journey of the product, from manufacturer to supplier and end-user, will all add to your green credentials. 

When choosing products there are four main questions that should be asked:

  1. What environmental damage does this cause and is there a better way?
  2. How do I dispose of the chemicals, paper, wipers, sanding pads etc ecologically?
  3. Can I recycle the product’s container or, in the case of equipment, component parts.
  4. What has the product journey been? Has this low impact product been shipped thousands of miles, negating any green credentials on the packaging?

Careful consideration of these points will mean you make smarter decisions based on facts.

Use the right products for the job

One of the most common mistakes made by people buying ‘environmentally friendly’ products is that they use it for the wrong purpose, it doesn’t work, and they have to use lots more to get the job done.

Using an apparently low impact product to carry out a cleaning task in the wrong circumstances does not serve the interest of environmental sustainability.  As suppliers we must help customers choose the lowest impact product most appropriate for the circumstances.

All responsible manufacturers of cleaning products have ‘eco’ or ‘green’ ranges that are delivered responsibly in the largest possibly loads using minimum packaging.

Facts and figures

The media is awash with startling facts and figures about how environmentally irresponsible behaviour has taken, and continues to take, its toll on the world.

While most people skip past these statements it is important that as an industry we sit up and take notice.  Here are just a few that may make you think twice.

  • Around 14 billion pounds of rubbish is dumped into our oceans every year – with plastic being the main constituent (Conserve-energy-future.com)
  • Up to 90 per cent of seabirds have plastic in their gut (Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science)
  • 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year in the UK; that is about 15 million bottles a day (recycling-guide.org.uk)
  • The use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about four per cent every year (recycling-guide.org.uk)

In conclusion, it isn’t difficult to become more environmentally aware, and there are simple steps you can take to implement a green strategy. 

Firstly, research and invest in the right products, greener doesn’t always mean more expensive if you are buying from responsible suppliers.

Secondly, set up a disposal / recycling regime that will give you peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to stop needless waste filling landfill sites.

Thirdly educate your staff and get them involved with green initiatives.

Last but not least, shout about your success! Green credentials can really boost the reputation of your business.  


CLEEN SWEEP FOR JANGRO AT THE MANCHESTER CLEANING SHOW 2016

Jangro, the UK’s leading network of janitorial supply companies made a clean sweep at The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016 as it showcased its portfolio of fantastic products.

Having previously attended The Cleaning Show four times before, the exhibition at Event City proved to be a huge success for Jangro, which provides products and services through 42 distributors nationwide.

They received a strong interest in a variety of products including their environmentally friendly range of cleaning agents, Enviro Concentrates, which has been developed by experts to reduce users’ carbon footprints.

Jangro’s distance-learning programme, Learning Management Solution (LMS), was popular, as delegates could pick up free voucher codes for exclusive access to the award-winning training modules. The hygiene catalogue was also well received over the two-day event.

Unlike previous Cleaning Shows Jangro have attended, Manchester’s event catered for a smaller, regional audience which worked well, allowing the team at Jangro to meet some new faces while networking with other members of the cleaning industry.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “The Manchester Cleaning Show was a huge success for Jangro this year. We were able to network with many like-minded companies in the industry, which generated lots of leads across the UK.

“We had a great couple of days and were able to take with us some of our promotional items including our brand new mop head pens, which went down a treat and got everyone talking.

“It was particularly great to meet some new faces at the exhibition and we are very much looking forward to attending the London Cleaning Show next year.”


Classification, Labelling and Packaging 2015

From 1st June 2015 all Jangro products will be labelled under the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It is implemented in the EU via the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), where previously chemical products were regulated in the UK under CHIP (Chemical Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply). 

New Pictograms, Signal Words and Statements

New red diamond shaped Hazard Pictograms will replace the orange square Hazard Symbols, though some of the internal images are similar.

‘Indication of Danger’ words, such as Toxic, Corrosive, Irritant etc will be replaced by two ‘Signal Words’ - severe hazards include the word ‘DANGER’, all others include the word ‘WARNING’.

The ‘Risk (R) Phrases’ are changing to ‘Hazard (H) Statements’ and the ‘Safety (S) Phrases’ are changing to ‘Precautionary (P) Statements’.

How products are classified

As before, a system of calculations and thresholds is used to classify the products. This avoids the need for any unnecessary animal testing. Products containing ingredients that are over a certain threshold level are required to display the corresponding Hazard Pictogram and Statements on the label.

Previously ‘Not Classified’ products

Some of the threshold levels in CLP are lower than under CHIP. For example under the CHIP system a product would need to contain more than 20% of an ingredient classified as R36 (Irritating to eyes) to trigger an ‘Irritant’ hazard symbol but under CLP this is reduced to 10% to trigger a hazard pictogram. This has resulted in many products being classified where previously they were not. In our estimation, this may be as many as 80%.

The product formulation has not changed, only the system used to classify it.

Concerns over Classification

We accept, and agree, a global system of classifying cleaning chemicals is necessary but obviously there are concerns about how end users will react to seeing Hazard Pictograms on products where previously there were none.

After 20 plus years of CHIP symbols it is important that users are educated to understand the new Pictograms and Statements and how these affect the assessment and subsequent use of PPE if required.

We would like to point out that the hazard classification on the label applies to the undiluted product only.

Communication and Training

It is going to be very important that users of chemicals are fully aware of the changes and understand the regulations. It is the responsibility of cleaning chemical manufacturers, to communicate with customers and issue detailed product support information as the changes occur. This information will need to be relayed to end users so they recognise the new Pictograms, the associated risks and the need to review COSHH.

  • Look out for communication on classification changes and check you are doing what is needed to use the chemical safely
  • Check the Hazard and Precautionary Statements that accompany the Pictogram on label
  • Follow advice on the new labels and, where appropriate, on SDS; use PPE if require
  • Review COSHH Risk Assessments and update if necessary
  • If you are an employer, alert your employees to these changes and provide adequate information, instruction and training

Further information on CLP Regulation can be found via the HSE Website http://www.hse.gov.uk/chemical-classification/index.htm


Jangro leads again

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, is once again leading the way in the cleaning industry.

Continuing its quest to provide buyers and users with all relevant product information, Jangro is adding QR codes to product packaging.

By scanning the QR codes via any Android, Apple or Blackberry device, users can see everything relevant about the product i.e. description, image, safety data sheet, risk assessment and product usage guide.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director, Jangro Ltd, said: “Retaining market leadership means showing leadership in every aspect of our business including product quality and range, service and support.  Our QR coding programme ensures that all our customers have instant access to everything about our products.   This ensures safe usage, correct product selection and minimising waste.”

Further information please contact Jangro: 0845 458 5223, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.jangro.net.


JANGRO LAUNCHES HEALTHCARE CATALOGUE TO MEET INDUSTRY DEMAND

Jangro, the largest network of janitorial supply companies in the UK, has launched a catalogue specifically for the Healthcare sector following ever- increasing industry demand for its products.

 Suitable for all healthcare related environments including hospitals, hospices, care homes, rehabilitation facilities and assisted living accommodation, the huge range covers:

Protective wear and patient care

  • Laundry care
  • Housekeeping
  • Beds and mobility equipment
  • Washroom equipment
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Assisted dining care and kitchen hygiene

 Available to anyone that is responsible for purchasing products and equipment in the healthcare sector, the catalogue is free of charge and becoming a Jangro customer has a whole host of additional benefits.

With free online solutions to help clients manage staff training, company budgets and all important health and safety legislation requirements, as well as complementary downloads for essential wall charts.

There are 42 Jangro distributors across the UK and Ireland, and the group’s buying power means that customers get the benefits of fantastic prices and a great local service.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We are delighted to be launching our new Healthcare catalogue, which has national coverage and contains everything needed to ensure smooth running of a wide variety of facilities.

“We have been supplying quality products into this industry for many years and we have now brought all our prestigious offering, along with additional essential items, all together in one place.

“The catalogue is free of charge and can be ordered by calling 01204 795 955, emailing [email protected] or through any of our 42 distributors, who are conveniently located across the UK and Ireland. You can visit www.jangro.net to find your nearest distributor.”


Jangro launches an instant COSHH compliance resource.

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, has enhanced its website to include a free online resource that will save customers time and money, while being kept up to date with the latest health and safety documentation. Professional Site Manager Keep your Health and Safety documents up to date with Jangro’s new compliance solution

Included in the packs:

  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical Risk Assessments
  • Work Equipment Risk Assessments
  • Process Risk Assessments
  • Product Usage Guides

‘Site Manager,’ Jangro’s health and safety compliance solution, is available to all online customers and contains hundreds of Safety Data Sheets, COSHH risk assessments and process risk assessment documents.

Each time a new product is ordered online, the relevant compliance information such as Safety Data Sheets, Chemical Risk Assessment or Work Equipment Risk Assessment will automatically be added to the customer’s dedicated Site Manager area.

In addition, links to the documents will appear on the order confirmation, saving the time it takes to search for and download data for each individual product.

There is also the option to collate a site or company specific pack in the form of a PDF document with branded cover sheets and a contents page, which can be used for health and safety inspections and insurance purposes.

All literature is updated in line with national legislative changes and customers can set up automatic email updates to send the latest documents at regular intervals.

A training video, which gives clear and simple instructions on how to use Site Manager, is also available for users to follow during setup. Contact us for more information.


Gala dinner farewell for Bryan

Bryan Squires, who created the Jangro concept and brand in 1980 drawing together a handful of like-minded independent distributors, has retired as Jangro Chairman.  He has accepted the post of Lifetime Honorary President.

120 Jangro Members and suppliers enjoyed a fund raising gala dinner and dance in his honour at the Forrest of Arden Hotel.

Auctions and raffles on the night raised over £3,000 for Jangro’s 2013 charity Macmillan Cancer Research. 

Bryan was presented with a special ‘Moments with Bryan’ book in which everyone wrote a memory of working with him.   In September Members and Suppliers are celebrating Bryan’s 80th birthday by cruising down the River Thames on a paddle steamer.

All dinner attendees and other business associates recognised and appreciated Bryan’s foresight, enthusiasm, commitment and tremendous input which has made Jangro the 41 outlet £140m fast growing business it is today.

Margaret Squires was also thanked for her 35 years involvement, support and encouragement given to Bryan and Jangro over the years.

Bryan paraphrased Winston Churchill saying: “I see this occasion not as the end, it is not the beginning of the end, it is but the end of the beginning for Jangro.  I stand down with Jangro the strongest it has ever been with a strong Board, diverse skills and abilities.  We have a vibrant head office with the best leaders we could have, a dynamic Group Development Committee, with a good mix of young and older talents.”


Jangro training package expands

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, is again leading the way - not only with 4,000 products, but its LMS distance learning cleaning training programmes.

LMS now has three new subjects. The range, each 1–1.5 hours long includes: Floor Care, COSH, Washroom Cleaning, Health and Safety, Colour Coding and Infection Control, Carpet Care and Kitchen Hygiene.

Joanne Gilliard, Jangro’s Operations Director said: “The popularity of our low cost, user friendly training programme has greatly exceeded expectations. To meet demand we have delivered all 2013 programmes and are working on others.”

LMS modules come with on line COSHH and technical data sheets, risk assessment and product usage guides, animated instruction on everyday tasks and an ‘Ask the expert’ interactive information source. LMS is accessible on laptops, palmtops, tablets, BlackBerry, android phones and ipads. A short sample programme can be seen on http://youtu.be/MozOy1Du8JY

For further information please contact Jangro: on 0845 458 5223, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.jangro.net


And the Cleaning Show Innovation Awards Winners Are…

The organisers of The Cleaning Show 2013 are pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards and Jangro who won the coveted Overall Winner Award presented on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Since entry to the awards opened, over 70 exhibitors have been entering their innovations online across a range of categories.  For the first time, these were featured in an Innovation Zone at the show and judging by a team of industry professionals took place on the opening day on each of the finalists’ stands.  

Category winners:

Carpet & Upholstery cleaning product and services

Woolsafe Stain Removal Guide App

Chemicals and dosing system

OEMAchem – Invisakill

Eco/green product

Delphis Eco – Foaming Oven Cleaner

Floor cleaning machines (indoors)

ICE/Cleanfix – RA535 Ride-On Scrubber Dryer

Floor cleaning machines (outdoors)

PTS Clean – Picobello 151 Manual Sweeper

Food hygiene products and services

Centrego – The Toucan Mini

Healthcare products and services

Addgards Co Ltd – Hand & Handle Wet Wipe Dispenser

Laundry and dishwashing products and services

Miele Professional – PT5137

Pressure washers / graffiti removal products and services

MAC International – Permahot Machine

Retail cleaning products and services

HTC Floor Systems Ltd – Twister Retail

Software and management systems

Jangro – Jangro Learning Management Solution (JLMS)

Washroom products and services

Connect Hygiene – Leonardo Compact Range

Window cleaning products and services

Unger UK Ltd – HiFlo Lite/Waterfed Pole Technology

Overall Winner Award

Jangro

Jeremy Thorn, Sales and Marketing Director of Jangro, said: “We were very busy on the first day and struggled to meet the demand for our show offer of a free training programme.  During the first two hours our stand was inundated with people and we downloaded over 100 training APPs.  Also, we had a great interest in our range of 4,000 products.  Our product catalogue was being taken at a very rapid rate and we have ordered more for the remaining days.  We were very pleased with both the quality and the quantity of the visitors.”

Neil Nixon, Chair of the judging panel and Editor of C&M, said: “The Innovation Awards continue to grow in stature at every show and this year we have been thrilled with the high standard of entries from all the exhibitors that took part. Competition has been fierce and we’ve had some excellent winners.  Thanks to all the exhibitors that took part and my fellow judges for their diligent work, enabling us to physically judge almost 40 products during the first day of the show.”

For further details on The Cleaning Show 2013 please contact Martin Scott on:  Tel: 01895 454438 Email: [email protected]  www.cleaningshow.co.uk..


Learn with Jangro

Jangro, the largest UK network of independent janitorial supply companies has introduced a truly amazing new way of learning.  Jangro Learning Management Solution (LMS) is a fully interactive suite of e-learning and m-learning modules which are available over the internet.

Highlights of the Jangro stand will be its product range of over 4,000 items and new additional modules to Jangro LMS.  Users can access these easy to use and cost effective training modules via a laptop or desktop in the office or even on the way home on the train using any Apple iOS, Blackberry or Android device.  Employers can now offer a training package to staff which is more efficient, cost effective and can be used at different times of the day.

Visitors to the stand can download the free Jangro App which offers a world full of product knowledge and allows users free advice on how to best use products, ask the expert, quizzes, surveys and forum threads.

Following the success of its promotion at the recent Cleaning Show, Jangro will be offering a free training module to every stand visitor so don’t miss out, visit us on stand 2B74 and we’ll demonstrate what Jangro LMS is all about.

For further information, please contact Jangro 0845 458 5223, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.jangro.net.


Jangro to raise £100,000 for Macmillan

Jangro, the largest UK network of independent janitorial supply companies with 41 outlets together with many of its suppliers, have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to raise £100,000 by the year-end.

To launch the Jangro Macmillan scheme, Jangro has pledged a significant donation for every case of its best selling five products: 750ml Glass and Mirror Cleaner, 1 litre Perfumed Toilet Cleaner and its 5 litre bottles of Hard Surface Cleaner, Lemon Floor Gel, and Pearlised Hand soap.  Promotional material such as t-shirts, posters, vehicle stickers and stationery logos are all included in the programme.

In addition Jangro has organised sponsored walks and fun days for staff and families throughout the country.  Other employees are doing their bit by organising individual sponsored bike rides, five a side football, etc.  One Member has even set up an eBay account to sell old stock.

Suppliers have joined in by donating generously to a Jangro Christmas raffle for staff, suppliers and customers.  Prizes include a vacuum cleaner, a range of cash prizes, 4 ball at Lytham Golf Course, an ipad, 6 bottles of champagne and 6 of wine, a stay at a Relais & Chateaux Hotel and much more.

Cancer information is available from Macmillan Cancer Support Care line on 0808 808 00 00.   Raffle tickets and details of how you can take part in the programme with your local branch is available from Jangro on 0845 458 5223, email [email protected] or visit www.jangro.net