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June 26, 2023

Expert jury nominates 18 finalists for the Purus Innovation Award

• Record participation in the CMS Purus Innovation Award (PIA)
• Award presentation on 19 September at the Marshall Haus

A jury comprising high-profile experts has chosen the PIA finalists and nominated 18 entries in six categories for the final round of this year’s CMS Purus Innovation Award. The award reflects the innovativeness of the cleaning industry, which from 19 to 22 September 2023 will be gathering on the exhibition grounds again for CMS Berlin. Exhibitors at CMS Berlin 2023 had submitted a record 83 entries for the first selection round of the competition, 18 more than at the previous CMS, which due to the pandemic was last held in 2019.

"As a jury member, I had the privilege of reviewing an impressive array of submissions. It was a very rewarding experience to witness the innovation and creativity that exists in our industry. The numerous submissions testify to a dynamic environment in which ideas thrive and groundbreaking solutions are developed," said a delighted Tanja Čujić-Koch, jury chairwoman and member of the board of directors of Bundesinnungsverband des Gebäudereiniger-Handwerks and managing partner at Čujić Gebäudedienste GmbH.

Immediately before the start of the fair the nine-member jury will pick the winners in a second round of voting. Messe Berlin will present the coveted innovation award on the evening of 19 September at the CMS exhibitor event at the Marshall Haus. During CMS Berlin a special exhibition will show all 18 products nominated for the final round in Hall 5.2. CMS Berlin will take place from 19 to 22 September 2023 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

The 18 PIA finalists

The following products in six categories have been named for the final round of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards 2023:

Large Machines

ADLATUS Robotics GmbH fully autonomous robot vacuum sweeper system SR1300
Gausium (Gaussian Robotics Holdings Limited) Scrubber 50 Pro
Miele & Cie. KG PWM 509 Mopstar 90

Small Machines

Hako GmbH Scrubmaster B5 ORB 430
Nexaro GmbH Nexaro NR 1500
hyCLEANER GmbH & Co. KG hyCLEANER solarROBOT compact


Unger Germany GmbH nLITE PowerPad
Wecovi GmbH BubbleFlush

Washroom Hygiene

Tork - Essity Professional Hygiene GmbH Tork sustainable dispensers
Kimberly-Clark GmbH Kimberly-Clark™ Professional™ ICON™ dispenser collection and RightCycle™ recycling service
WEPA Professional GmbH Black Satino GreenGrow

Digital Tools and Systems

Nexaro GmbH Nexaro HUB
Soobr AG Soobr Smart Cleaning SaaS
TAQT sas TaqtOne

Cleaning Products

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co.KG PressurePro natural active cleaner, alkaline RM 82N
Tana-Chemie GmbH Switch dosage system

’rationell reinigen – Gebäudedienste’, a trade magazine published by Holzmann Medien GmbH & Co. KG, is the media partner of the CMS Purus Innovation Award.

About CMS Berlin

From 19 to 22 September 2023 CMS Berlin, leading trade fair for cleaning and hygiene industry, will be gathering the industry at an in-person event again in Berlin.

Occupying an area of more than 31,000 square metres in the halls and on the outdoor display area, around 450 exhibitors, the highest number to date, took part in CMS Berlin 2019. Coming from 25 countries, they provided a comprehensive overview of the products and services from every branch of the commercial cleaning industry. Some 25,000 representatives of the industry, including around 21,000 trade visitors from 80 countries and every cleaning market, came to the four-day cleaning trade fair to find out about the latest products and services on the commercial cleaning market.

CMS Berlin is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH and takes place every two years. The following professional organisations are sponsors of the event: the Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main.


The community and business platform CMS PLUS is the virtual addition to the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin. It offers the cleaning industry interactive features for even more dialogue, information, networking and presentations.

About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair destination for 200 years, and has been one of the most important such hubs for many decades. Messe Berlin – the state’s own trade fair company – conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events every year. It strives to be an outstanding host for visitors at all events, generate optimal business stimuli, and provide fair conditions for everyone. This concept is reflected in the company slogan: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.

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