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Interclean 2014 Special

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SYR GOES CONTINENTAL SYR begins its campaign to bring the best cleaning products to mainland Europe at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam on 6-9 May.

The show will see the official launch of the new SYR Continental brochure, which offers the company’s widest choice yet of professional cleaning products. And the man spearheading it is Vernon Holmes, who brings 39 years of experience to the role. Appointed as vice-chairman of SYR at the end of last year, he is a well-respected figure in the cleaning industry. For those who don’t yet know Vernon, he began his career 39 years ago as general manager of Continental Manufacturing, a UK subsidiary of a US company of the same name. He then formed Continental Sprayers to focus on the trigger sprayer and dispensing market. Following its change of name to Contico, he became managing director of Continental’s European operations, Contico Spraychem. “SYR is expanding globally at a rapid pace,” he said. “There is an energy within SYR which is so refreshing; the future is


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SYR Continental is the company’s widest choice yet of professional manual cleaning products

certainly looking bright!” Other well-known faces in the industry have been brought in to strengthen the sales team and a Europe-wide network is being built up. Vernon is working closely with group CEO Nicola Rhodes-Young, as the team builds on SYR’s long history of success in the UK, USA and Asia by extending into mainland Europe from our base in Landgraaf, The Netherlands. SYR Continental provides a ‘one stop shop’ of everything needed for manual cleaning. It will enable customers to cut costs, reduce labour, maximise efficiency, improve sustainability and deliver a perfect clean. Providing excellent quality and value for money, products include mopping solutions; safety signs; microfibre; brushware and squeegees; storage and utility; matting; trolleys; sprayers; window cleaning; floor pads; dust and litter control; waste receptacles and washroom hygiene. Here are a few key products to look out for on the stand at Amsterdam: lSYR Combine defines versatility by providing the best of both worlds – Kentucky wet mopping or microfibre flat mopping within the same combo. Ergonomic and colour coded, Combine uses minimum moisture for cleaning. lAlso on show will be SYR’s Space Saver Trolleys, ideal for where storage is at a premium and easily tailored to meet specific needs. lAmong the extensive range of sprayers and pumps, Continental’s SYRSpray gives a new high output of 1.5ml per stroke. lAnd check out the patented Interchange handles which can be attached to mops, squeegees, brooms, brushes and window cleaning equipment – no need for lots of different handles.

q Above, working together to

expand SYR in Europe: Vernon Holmes and Nicola Rhodes-Young; right, Nicola with the SYR Europe team of Gaston Huth, Tom Jacobs and Roger Klunder

Over many years SYR has built strong relationships within healthcare, contract cleaners, fast food restaurants, hospitality and blue chip companies and it is through understanding their needs that we have developed our product range. Our continual programme of research and development has pushed forward the horizons and expectations of the cleaning industry, to the point where SYR is raising the bar again across Europe. Visitors to the stand will be able

to meet members of the SYR team including Roger Klunder, Tom Jacobs and Gaston Huth of SYR Europe, along with group CEO Nicola Rhodes-Young, vice-chairman Vernon Holmes and UK sales director Gareth David. Demonstrations, surprises and new products galore – this colourful, friendly and stimulating stand in Hall 1 must not be missed! lTo view the SYR Continental brochure online, go syrbrochure/brochure1.html

INSIDE: Meet the stars of the show – pages 2 & 3 Focus on the trigger spray division – page 4

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SYR Continental features an extensive range of waste receptacles for all situations: lAsh stands lbutt bins lWall Hugger space-saving waste receptacles lwaste recycling collection system lsquare Swingline bins lpedal bins lpush bins lwaste bins and wastebaskets lHuskee squares and rounds for the food preparation industry lswing bins

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Super hygienic baby changers

Deep concave shelf design and safety strap provide a safe and convenient baby changing platform. Space-saving design folds flat to the wall when not in use. All fittings and self-stick door sign supplied.


The nine-strong Clear Solution range gives outstanding cleaning in a variety of environments and is designed to work with SYR’s mopping equipment. The chemical separates out grease and dirt, meaning the water stays cleaner so can be used for longer. It also cleans the mophead. This means that along with improved cleaning, savings are made in detergent and water use. Less time is also spent emptying and refilling buckets.

Interchange Tuf-Ring Handles Of truly professional quality, each handle in this superb range is fitted with the patented SYR Interchange Tuf-Ring fitting that secures every handle to a wide range of Interchange products – mops, squeegees, brooms, brushes and window cleaning equipment. Colour coded, choose from heavy duty handles in either 1,370mm or 600mm lengths, traditional metal, wood or four-piece to click together as required. Extension poles and angle adaptors, allowing working at up to 90o, are also available.

Washroom hygiene SYR Continental brings you practical, everyday essentials for washrooms and toilets: lAerosol dispensers neutralise unwanted odours with organic natural fuit and flower fragrances lBulk fill soap dispensers lFeminine hygiene bins lToilet roll holders lToilet brush and holders lBowl mops lUrinal screens

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Minimum moisture mopping combos for Kentucky wet mops and flat mops

SYR Combine gives you just one bucket for both Kentucky and microfibre flat mopping. Mops and dry cloths are carried for everyday cleaning tasks. Ergonomic height with ‘no strain’ long leverage. The basket is designed to take from the smallest to the largest Kentucky mop. Built-in splash guards front and back. Wringer easily clips on/off. Colour coded to avoid cross-contamination. Foolproof portion control with no need to read labels greatly reduces detergent use.

Flat mopping

SYR Continental has everything you need for flat mopping in one place. The microfibre technology effectively traps, lifts and removes dirt, moisture, soil and bacteria from floor surfaces. ldisposable microfibre dry and damp mops lshort term flat mops washable up to at least 50 times lfolding flat mops with flap fastenings washable up to 500 times lfolding break-frame system for quick fitting and removal of mops lVelcro dry and damp mops ltelescopic handles lCombine 2 combos ideal for use with microfibre flat mops

Space Saver Trolleys

Rapid Mop

the ‘grab it and go’ bucketless flat mopping system

Light and manoeuvrable, our Space Saver trolleys are compatible with a fantastic choice of add-on equipment and can be designed to meet specific needs. Where storage space is at a premium, the trolley achieves a footprint of just 51cm x 57cm – the same as an average mop bucket. SYR’s unique patented docking station means waste bins and mobile mopping buckets can be linked and wheeled along with the trolley as one unit; a docking base allows for a mobile mopping combo to slide in. Add a waste bag, apron, lid, bracket to hold a safety sign, hand bucket, slide-in bin and mobile waste bin. There’s a fully enclosed version with lockable door to carry chemicals safely. The Strutocart mobile cleaning trolley is a real workhorse, while the compact cleaner’s cart is a budget solution. The Continental range also includes a folding waste cart and multi-purpose carry & laundry cart.

Light and mobile, Rapid Mop is ideal for daytime cleaning in lightly soiled areas. The alloy handle has a 480ml internal reservoir and the thumb operated sprayer control on the top provides a triple output spray to moisten the floor ahead. Simply add your choice of SYR 40cm flat mop with quick and easy Velcro attachment – washable or reusable. Comes with a selection of colour coded rings.

Emergency spillage kit

For rapid response – our tall mobile safety cone and mop combo gets to the point of the spillage fast. On easy-glide castors, the high-vis wet floor warning sign comes with two mops. Rapid Mop will clean the spillage while Dry Mop’s rapid absorption leaves zero residue.

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q From top: SYR Europe, the UK premises, SYR China

A global business

While the UK premises in Lye, West Midlands, is the global base for research and development, SYR also has factories and offices in North America, China and mainland Europe. SYR set up a division in St Joseph, Missouri, in 1994, having worked with McDonald’s in the USA since 1976. To service customers in the Far East, Australia and the Middle East, SYR established a base in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, in 2005. It made SYR the only company in the manual cleaning industry to establish a Chinese factory to sell its products to the Chinese. In 2012 the decision was made to strengthen the company’s position across Europe. A new division, based in Landgraaf, The Netherlands, was formed, building on the experience in the market of Roger Klunder and Tom Jacobs.

SYR’S trigger spray division is proud to be showcasing SYRSpray, with its new, unique and improved piston providing a more powerful, higher output of 1.5ml per stroke. That’s 50% more than regular triggers – without sacrificing the low activation required to operate the trigger, maintaining ease of use and reducing hand strain. SYRSpray has a fully adjustable rotating nozzle, so you simply ‘dial’ a spray pattern to suit the application, from gentle mist to drenching stream. “When you pull the trigger you get a bigger shot so there is less effort in dispensing the chemical, perfect for higher usage environments – that’s unique to us,” says vicechairman Vernon Holmes. “Look out for the SYR logo on the trigger to ensure you are buying the best.” SYRSpray is a result of the investment which has been poured into the sprayer division as part of the expansion into Europe. Thanks to new tooling, new moulds and new machinery, there’s a greatly extended range and service. Our quality spray bottles are moulded from heavy duty translucent polyethylene and come with built-in calibration markings, making chemical dilution easy for the user. SYR is also delighted to offer a bespoke design and printing service, meaning you can have your own personalised sprayer bottles printed with your logo, special message, service or promotion. We can design your artwork and print in up to three colours on either our 600ml oval or 750ml cylindrical bottles. Special packaging can be

arranged, ask for details. This forms only a small part of our extensive range of trigger sprayers and dispensing products, from industrial through to retail packaging, with triggers and liquid pump dispensers of all varieties. Check out the whole range in our new brochure, pages 49-54. With more than 40 years’ experience with trigger sprayers, SYR sells only quality products that give consistent performance. You can trust your name on it!

qTop and left, personalised printing; above, SYRSpray has a new higher output

q There’s a great choice of standard print colours available

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SYR Great Britian

Lye Bypass, Lye, Stourbridge West Midlands DY9 8HG United Kingdom T +44 (0) 1384 421421 E

SYR Europe

Havikweg 10, 6374 AZ, Landgraaf, The Netherlands T +31 (0)45/532 45 00 E

SYR Canada

18 Automatic Road, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L65 5N5 T +1 905 450 3113 E


402 Messanie, St Joseph Missouri, 64501, USA T +1 816 232 4100 E

SYR China

255 Kaiyuan Road, Jiangbei District, Ningbo, 315033, China T +86 574 8743613 E

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