Advance Automatic Floor Scrubber Receives Outstanding Feedback from Cornell University

Audience members witness Advance’s innovative floor cleaning technology development, confirming unprecedented scrubbing performance of Adfinity X20R REV.

Plymouth, MN—June 20, 2011—Advance recently launched the breakthrough Adfinity™ X20R REV™ automatic floor scrubber at world-renowned Cornell University. Providing an exclusive opportunity to see its revolutionary, new floor scrubbing technology in action, Advance demonstrated the REV’s dual random scrubbing capabilities to an audience of industry professionals, including facility managers, maintenance staff and engineers.

The demonstration was hosted by Rob Osborn, Director of the Department of Building Care of Cornell University. Rob was initially contacted by long-time business partners, Jeff and Jane Jack of Vasco Brands Inc., a janitorial supplier for over 95 years in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. Vasco Brands Inc. has supplied Cornell University with janitorial and maintenance equipment for many years.

“When Jeff Jack called to discuss the concept of the idea, and mentioned Advance equipment, it was natural for us to immediately respond positively, due to Cornell’s outstanding relationship with Advance,” said Osborn. “For the past 20 years, our custodial staff has used Advance equipment to maintain the attractive, clean and safe university grounds you see here today.”

The Department of Building Care of Cornell University, consisting of approximately 385 housekeepers and custodians, is responsible for cleaning 10.5 million square feet of academic buildings, in addition to 3.5 million square feet of residential life buildings.

Home to one of the nation’s first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine, Cornell proved to be an ideal location for the REV demonstration, which is designed for education and healthcare markets.

“One of the key factors to our custodial staff’s success is the use of not only quality cleaning products, but the use of the finest commercial equipment that exists today,” said Osborn. “We are honored to be a part of this ground-breaking event.”

The Advance Adfinity X20R REV automatic floor scrubber is designed to provide superior daily scrubbing performance and deep scrubbing for chemical-free finish removal in one efficient machine. Featuring patent-pending Random Orbital Scrubbing technology, the Adfinity REV is the industry’s first automatic scrubber to clean floors with distinct, random orbital and rotational motions, using up to 70 percent less cleaning solution and saving up to 90 percent in time and labor costs.

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Nilfisk-Advance is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional cleaning equipment. With global company headquarters in Denmark, the company has developed professional cleaning equipment for over 100 years. Nilfisk-Advance has production facilities in North America, South America, Europe and China, has an extensive network of sales entities in 43 countries and is represented in more than 100 countries around the world. The company currently has over 5,000 employees worldwide, with global sales of over $1 billion USD in 2010. Its Americas headquarters are based in Plymouth, Minnesota.