Global Best Practice Awards 2018, the Road to Milan

The Italian road to Milan goes through…Milan, too

Following the successful first national editions in France and UK, CINET’s Global Best Practice Awards program advances on a fast pace towards an outstanding final at Expo Detergo Milan (October, 2018). Until then, the next national chapter of the Best Practices Awards will be held in Italy and organized by Assosecco together with CINET in Milan, at Unione Confcommercio, Palazzo Castiglioni, on February, 18th, 2018.

 Best TC companies from Italy join the competition

Meanwhile, over 10 Italian Textile Care companies have already submitted their registration forms in the Italian competition. These forms that are going to be the subject of the Italy National Jury’s first selection. The sponsors who have joined the Best Practice Awards Program so far are BÖWE, ELECTROLUX, SURFCHIMICA, UNION, FIRBIMATIC, REALSTAR, CHRISTEYNS, GIRBAU and RENZACCI.

Applications are open for the TC companies operating in Italy and displaying outstanding capacity to meet the criteria of the CINET’s Global Best Practice Awards Program:

  1. Quality; Skills and knowledge are important to maintain professional textile care quality. A continuous quality that meets customers’ expectations is of the utmost importance. Training & education and labour policy are the basic of quality. Certification, if available, can enhance the quality approval of a professional textile care company.
  2. Sustainability; Implementation of best practices is the key for safe & sustainable processing in cleaning operations. Using state of the art equipment, modern cleaning concepts, optimal working methodologies, and integrated ICT processing enhances safe and sustainable professional textile care.
  3. Business model & Service concept; Meeting customers’ demands and expectations in a rapid changing market environment. A clear business model for modern professional textile care is required to excel. The right services, contributing to the ease and convenience of end users/customers and fitting to the business model of the company. Modern business practices, Management & Marketing strengthen the performance of the company in a competitive environment.
  4. Innovation; End users markets and enabling technologies are changing and require innovations in services, implementation of new technologies, creative entrepreneurial efforts to cope with new (online) customer’ demands, legislation, and environmental requirements. Underline the innovations implemented by the PTC company to meet today’s and tomorrow’s demands
  5. Key-note; own explanation and substantiation why the company should win the award.

The deadline for future applications is January, 1st, 2018. You can submit your application at CINET Secretariat, Postbus 10, NL-4060 GA Ophemert or via e-mail at For more info, call us at +31 344 650 430.

The next chapters

In the following months, more events will take place on the Road to Milan.  The Dutch National Best Practice Awards will also be organized, with support from NETEX in March, 2018. Also in March 2018, the Indonesian National Awards will be hosted at Laundry Expo in Jakarta and Norway (8-9 March). The Russian pre-selection will be hosted in Moscow, on April 2018. Further National pre-selection events are in preparation.