Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nilfisk to Move Americas Headquarters to Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, today announced that it is moving its Americas headquarters from Plymouth, Minn., to Brooklyn Park, Minn.

For the past 28 years, Nilfisk has maintained its Americas headquarters in Plymouth, most recently in a 216,000-square foot facility located near the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 55 and 21st Avenue North. With its current lease set to expire in April of 2016, the company has opted to build a new 182,000-square foot facility in Brooklyn Park’s Northcross Business Park.

“With our lease expiring, we saw an opportunity to assess our needs as it relates to production capacity and work flow and determine if our current facility was sufficiently meeting those needs. In the end, we decided that a new custom-built facility would serve us better, not just for today but for well into the future,” said Diane Lapp, CFO of Nilfisk Americas. “Not only will our new facility better serve our employees, but it will allow us to further enhance our ability to provide world-class products and service to our customers.”

Lapp added that the move, which will begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 and be complete by the first quarter of 2016, will include all current Plymouth-based employees, approximately 300, and all operations as they exist today, including manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, R&D and product management, and corporate services.

Northcross Business Park is located at the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 610 and U.S. Highway 169, just 12 miles from Nilfisk’s current location. Nilfisk is working with United Properties and Pope Architects to develop and design its new space.

About Nilfisk

Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment with around 5,250 employees and an annual turnover of EUR 881M. Based on a century of cleaning expertise, we develop and manufacture high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation and offer the broadest product portfolio in the industry. Nilfisk has sales companies in 45 countries around the world and with an additional strong distributor network Nilfisk markets and sells its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Nilfisk is a part of the NKT Group.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Advance SC6500 Rider Scrubber Offers Unsurpassed Agility

Advance’s newest scrubbing powerhouse, the SC6500, delivers effortless control and efficient, sustainable scrubbing in a compact package. The tight turning radius, simple operation and up to 48-inch clean path deliver effective, single-pass cleaning to demanding environments such as warehouses, manufacturing plants, athletic facilities, universities and more.

Efficient, single-pass cleaning.

The SC6500 boasts high-capacity, 70-gallon solution and recovery tanks and the tightest aisle turn radius in its class, helping you to maximize scrubbing time and get the job done faster. With its high power scrub deck driven by dual 1.5hp motors, a single pass is all you need to achieve an amazingly clean floor. 

Heavy-duty durable construction.

Specifically engineered for the most severe industrial applications, the SC6500 packs an array of features that extend its service life and minimize downtime. The maintenance-free AC brushless propulsion drive delivers a quiet yet powerful and precise performance. Combined with an industrial bumper, frame-mounted deflectors and a tubular, steel construction, the SC6500 is as tough as they come and built to last.

Versatile operation.

The SC6500 delivers the highest level of clean no matter what the job or who is behind the wheel. Heavy-duty adjustable Linatex™ side squeegees apply downward pressure leaving floors clean, dry and safe. Even rough floors are no match for the SC6500. The optional dual vac system is designed to enhance water pickup on uneven and porous floors, even at high speeds. The available EcoFlex™ System cleans smartly and more sustainably with customizable settings that allow the operator to effortlessly switch between chemical-free, water-only cleaning and varying degrees of detergent use. 

The flexibility of the SC6500 doesn’t stop there—an offset scrub deck effectively cleans hard-to-reach edges and the Clear-View adjustable tilt steering column provides an ergonomic ride for virtually any operator. The SC6500 easily adapts to just about any conditions you throw at it, ensuring improved cleaning productivity for facility maintenance crews on a wide variety of challenging floors.