by Brianna Crandall — October 1, 2018 — Kimberly-Clark Professional and GOJO Industries just announced that the two companies are partnering to offer a premium Smart Restroom management system in away-from-home environments such as office buildings, airports, and universities. This partnership, said to be an industry first, offers facilities managers (FMs) two best-in-class brands — SCOTT Towel and Bath Tissue and PURELL Hand Soap and Hand Sanitizers — as part of the Kimberly-Clark Professional ONVATION Smart Restroom management system.
Through this collaboration, the ONVATION system will now feature the trusted SCOTT and PURELL products. This strategic partnership integrates two best-in-class brands with innovative smart sensing technology to provide a single interface, allowing for proactive monitoring of restroom conditions to reduce customer complaints and increase tenant satisfaction.
Richard Thorne, president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, North America, stated:
Restrooms are consistently one of the top three areas of tenant complaints for facility managers, and they need real-time data and alerts to help them efficiently and effectively manage the restrooms for their customers. Our partnership with GOJO is a great win for our customers, and elevates the restroom experience with the brands we know tenants prefer.
The ONVATION Smart Restroom management system leverages smart sensing technology in both SCOTT and PURELL dispensers to monitor and analyze restroom conditions in real time to deliver powerful, actionable insights so maintenance teams can increase tenant satisfaction, reduce work orders, and have more control over building management. The ONVATION platform is designed to integrate an entire ecosystem of technology to help FMs work more efficiently.
Steve Schultz, president and COO, GOJO North America and International, remarked:
This type of smart restroom solution — the integration of two trusted best-in-class brands in paper and hand hygiene — is what our customers are requesting. GOJO is always looking ahead and asking ourselves “how might we,” and we are pleased to partner with Kimberly-Clark to bring our customers the technology and innovation they need to make their jobs easier.
The ONVATION Smart Restroom management system delivers real-time data and alerts to FMs to help them identify and fix restroom problems proactively before they receive a complaint. ONVATION offers:
- Enhanced customer satisfaction by reducing restroom-related complaints;
- Reduced waste and increased sustainability;
- Optimized labor to focus on value-adding tasks; and
- Decreased costs and expenses.
The ONVATION Smart Restroom management system, featuring SCOTT Towel and Bath Tissue and PURELL Soap and Hand Sanitizers, is available beginning November 1, 2018. To learn more about the strategic partnership and the ONVATION platform, visit the partners at the ISSA show — KCP Booth #2430 and GOJO Booth #4155 — being held October 30 through November 1, 2018, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
Kimberly-Clark Professional brands include Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson Safety.
The GOJO product portfolio includes hand soaps and sanitizers, hand-sanitizing wipes, and surface-disinfectant sprays under the GOJO, PURELL, and PROVON brand names.