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09 November 2015

Social Day in Leipzig

Social day in Leipzig: Sweeper instead of fountain pen
Pupil dips her toe into working life for one day at Authorized Hako Dealer Schlotte

Paulina Amely Stuth swapped the classroom for a job for one day and donated her salary to social projects. On 7th July 2015, the 15-year old pupil studying at Böhlen Grammar School in Leipzig had the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at Cleaning & Municipal Technology Dealer Schlotte GmbH in Leipzig. Within the framework of the campaign ‘genialsozial’ (brilliantly social), Paulina was one of 20,000 Saxon pupils getting acquainted with working life and collecting money for charity projects under the motto: “Your work against poverty”.

We are happy that we could give the young girl an insight into the exciting work environment of cleaning and municipal technology and support social projects at the same time“, said Michael Sparfeld, Managing Director at Schlotte GmbH. The money the pupils have earned and donated will be used to support development projects around the world as well as social initiatives in Saxon.
The campaign was also a good opportunity for us to present ourselves as a training company in Leipzig”, explains Sparfeld. Employing 30 employees, Schlotte GmbH has been offering both new and used machines as well as rental options and services for cleaning and municipal technology for more than 20 years.

Peter Golemba, sales consultant at Schlotte GmbH, shows the young pupil how to operate a walk-behind scrubber-drier. 

The commitment of Authorized Hako Dealer Schlotte was part of the European Cleaning Days (ECD) 2015 campaign.
The ECD campaign has been initiated by the European Association of the Manufacturers of Cleaning Machines, EUnited Cleaning, in cooperation with the European Cleaning Industry Federation (EFCI) and the International Association for Washing & Cleaning Agents (AISE) and their respective members to promote the image and the social acceptance of the cleaning industry and the people working in the cleaning business Europe-wide. In 2014, around 607,000 people were employed in the building cleaning trade in Germany, around 50,000 employees of municipal companies work every day to keep squares, footpaths and roads clean with brooms and sweepers, according to statistics provided by the National Association of Contract Cleaners and the Association of Municipal Companies (VKU). Various events will be taking place within the framework of the ECD campaign for people of different ages and professions between May and November 2015. Those involved, for example, will be visiting schools to educate pupils on the subject of cleaning, open house days will be taking place at companies engaged in the cleaning industry as well as exhibitions and “Hands-on Cleaning“ campaigns in public places.

We are very pleased about the commitment shown by our partners and authorized dealers.The European Cleaning Days campaign gives us the opportunity to promote the services provided by contract cleaners and municipal service companies to a broad public and get future trainees interested in our line of work”, says Uwe Brenne, Member of the Board of Directors at the Hako GmbH in Bad Oldesloe. Operating worldwide with subsidiaries in 15 different countries, the Hako Group ranks among the leading manufacturers in the global market of industrial-, building- and outdoor cleaning machines as well as machines designed to perform ground maintenance and winter service.  

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