SCA's Tork brand introduces two new IT-based washroom services that deliver real-time data from washrooms, such as toilet use and refill consumption, to computers and smartphones allowing cleaners to move from static schedules to cleaning when needed

STOCKHOLM , May 20, 2014 (press release) – SCA with its global hygiene brand Tork strengthens its position in the service industry by offering two new IT-based washroom services: Bloe® washroom service and Tork EasyCubeTM. The services provide real-time data from washrooms, such as toilet use and refill consumption.

The data is easily accessible and interpreted online – either via an office computer or on the field via smartphones and tablets. Cleaning providers will have an instant overview of when and where cleaning is needed, moving from static cleaning schedules to cleaning when needed.

“SCA’s innovation activities are fuelled by an in-depth understanding of the everyday needs of our customers and consumers. Innovations such as Tork EasyCubeTM and Bloe® are important for our future success and competitiveness. This also further strengthens our customers’ and consumers loyalty and satisfaction”, says Jan Johansson, President and CEO at SCA.

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that develops and produces sustainable personal care products, tissue and forest products. Innovation and sustainability are deeply embedded in the company’s business model. Bloe® and Tork EasyCubeTMare efficient ways of delivering value for customers and consumers through open innovation with external parties or small acquisitions. They will complement SCA’s current portfolio and increase the company’s relevance as a global leading hygiene specialist.

Tork EasyCubeTM in summary: An intelligent system developed together with Facility Service companies. Based on real-time data from smart dispensers, Tork EasyCubeTM empowers facility managers and their teams to move from static cleaning schedules to cleaning when needed.

Bloe® in summary: A new service solution based on real-time data from connected toilets and urinals with sleek design. It provides end-users with an elevated washroom experience and cleaning providers with insights about visitors and usage. It also includes integrated screens for visual communications towards visitors, and innovative features to automatically facilitate cleaning, control odors and reduce water usage. A unique ventilation system with aromatic oils creates an invigorating fragrance throughout the washroom.

These services will initially be available in selected markets in Europe.

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