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500ze Municipal Sweeper from Tennant Green Machines Secures Prestigious Ruban d’Honneur

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Green Machines 500ze, a municipal sweeper with zero emissions rating won Tennant the prestigious Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC.  

Tennant Company is a world-leading provider of cleaning equipment and solutions for industrial as well as commercial applications.  

Receiving a Ruban d’Honneur is an impressive achievement and celebrates businesses that demonstrate exceptional performance within their sector. Tennant was selected for its Green Machines 500ze, which will now compete as a finalist within the UKTI Award for Innovation.  

Tennant was awarded the 2009 Ruban d’Honneur for innovation for its ec-H2O technology, which effectively cleans without chemicals or detergents. Winning the 2010 award demonstrates Tennant’s continuing focus on its vision for sustainability.  

With the recent launch of the Green Machines 500ze chemical-free municipal sweepers, Tennant has again revolutionised the cleaning industry by introducing the world’s first Lithium-ion powered zero emission electric vacuum street sweepers.  

Green Machines 500ze municipal sweepers are environment-friendly sweeping equipment for enclosed or crowded pedestrian areas such as city centres.  

Key benefits of Green Machines 500ze municipal sweeper: 

  • Zero exhaust emissions to improve air quality in cities and urban areas
  • Zero CO2 emissions cuts greenhouse gas emissions
  • Significant noise reduction to enable unobtrusive early morning or late night operation
  • Nearly silent in transit mode
  • Up to 8 hours of operation on a single charge of Lithium-ion battery packs
  • Reduces water consumption through the innovative Cloudmaker dust control system

Karel Huijser, VP International, Tennant Company says that they are proud to receive the Ruban d’Honneur as it truly is a mark of distinction and reflection of the dedication and commitment of every member of the Green Machines team who have worked tirelessly to create the 500ze.  

Tennant Green Machines was one of only five Belgian-based companies to be recognised for a Ruban d’Honneur.  

The Ruban d’Honneur is awarded to up to ten successful entrants in each category. The final winner in each category is selected from the respective pools of Ruban d’Honneur recipients.  

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says it is a tremendous achievement to even get this far in the Awards program. The gaze of the European business community is well and truly on the Ruban d’Honneur recipients and Tennant Green Machines demonstrated real talent in the UKTI Award for Innovation category.  

Alan Keir, HSBC Group General Manager and Global Co-Head Commercial Banking also congratulated the Ruban d’Honneur recipients for their excellence.  

Green Machines, a Tennant company is a global leader in creating innovative and technologically advanced outdoor city cleaning equipment.

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