FLOOR CARE CATEGORY ROUND-UP

By Wares May 03, 2018 Floor care

A round-up of some of the latest local and international floor care category news.

THE ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER 

To boost the next phase of the Pure i9 robovac launch, last month Electrolux took over the NZ Herald website’s home page with its own content and advertising...

“Fake news”? Possibly.

Bad news for the opposition? Certainly...

Check out Electrolux’s "news" in the image above.

www.electrolux.co.nz

MIELE’S NEW FLOOR CARE DISPLAYS

Miele has introduced new floor care displays to coincide with the Miele Blizzard CX1 launch.

These modular, flexible displays have been designed to accommodate various floor spaces and can showcase both the new bagless Blizzard CX1 as well as Miele’s various bagged floor care units, together with Miele floor care accessories and consumables such as dustbags.

The Miele displays are currently being rolled out in key retail outlets across New Zealand.

www.miele.co.nz

 

MORE ROBOVACS…

Roomba now takes voice commands – iRobot’s Roomba now works with Google Home, Amazon Alexa & IFTTT. That’s means Roomba can now start cleaning when you leave the house and then notify you on Twitter when they are finished or pause cleaning when you are on the phone.

www.ixlappliances.co.nz

Ecovac hits oz – A new player set to make waves in the Australian floor care market is Ecovac. The company has already partnered with Harvey Norman across the Tasman after making major headway in the US, China and Germany.

Ecovac specialises in robot vacuum models with its latest model Deebot robots working with Alexa and Google Voice. It also has an interesting new robotic window cleaning product called the Winbot (above). No word yet as to whether the brand will arrive here.

www.ecovacs.com

CORDLESS COMES WITH BAG ATTACHED

UK firm Gtech’s latest cordless vacuum goes against the grain, with a bagged system in its design.

The Gtech Pro’s big selling point is that its bag can hold up to 15 times more household dust than some bagless models before needing to be replaced as the airflow of the vacuum pushes down and compresses the dust.

Gtech Pro comes with a range of attachments and weighs only 1.4kg in its hand-held configuration, making it ideal for floor to ceiling cleaning in the house, on furniture or in the car.

There are no New Zealand distributors for Gtech vacuums at present.

www.gtech.co.uk

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