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These ‘next generation’ poles provide a better balance between weight and rigidity. Because the poles are lighter, they make the job of a cleaning operative that much easier and more comfortable, putting less of a strain on their bodies and enabling them to clean swiftly and efficiently. The fact that they are lighter also means that the operative is less likely to get tired as quickly, so they can clean a larger surface area than if using a conventional system.


However, just because the poles are lightweight doesn’t mean that they deliver less in terms of rigidity. Even when extensions are added to increase the length and reach of the system, the poles do not bend or become unwieldy. On the contrary, rigidity, and therefore control, is maintained, allowing every corner and crevice to be cleaned thoroughly.


Pure Water, another concept that Unger has explored and developed, is used in this type of cleaning because it leaves glass and surfaces spot and streak free, without the need for chemicals. Pure water is, as the name suggests, water in its purest form. To get to this state, the water is processed to remove the minerals and impurities that would otherwise dry and lead to spots and streaks.


Working In Partnership Unger’s clients are an extension of its R&D department, and it conducts professional market research to consult with end users on new product ideas. This is helping Unger


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to develop a strategy for the specific concerns of different markets such as technology and healthcare/ clinical manufacturing. How can we clean these types of premises more efficiently and hygienically? These are future challenges that will need to be addressed.


Unger also consults with end users to evolve and improve its established products. Unger makes no apology that its products are built to last and very high quality, but they need to move and adapt to keep up with the needs of the market – for example, the Ninja Squeegee came about through consultation with window cleaners. Unger produced prototypes for them to test, then, once feedback was received, the necessary adjustments were made and the result is one of Unger’s most popular and successful products.


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Better Future Cost pressures will undoubtedly continue to have an effect on the market, so Unger is committed to helping operatives improve productivity, leading to more efficient cleaning, less cost and better cleanliness. Cleaning for health is also a key trend, with implications for air quality and hygiene standards, while ‘green’ issues will see us all trying to reduce our energy usage and waste production.


Unger is already working hard in this latter field, offering products that need less water and chemicals, or that


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are designed to make solar panels perform more efficiently. Whatever lies ahead, Unger is committed to influencing and leading the development of new products to make the lives of cleaning operatives easier for the next 50 years – and beyond.


The building of Unger’s new headquarters in Solingen, Germany, underlines its continuing investment in the future, and its confident outlook regarding long-term prospects for the cleaning industry. Unger remains dedicated to bringing even better products to the market, supporting and developing its employees, and continuing to provide unrivalled service to its customers.


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