TPA Impex SpA has been designing and manufacturing sanitizing systems for over 30 years. The company offers a wide range that goes from valued domestic steam and vacuum cleaners up to a series of industrial and professional cleaning machines. Their professional and industrial machines are ideal for all the applications where high standards of hygiene are required as they are capable of killing germs and bacteria with a special integrated UVC germicidal lamp. The innovative solutions they have patented allow much more efficiency in planning and managing sanitization activities with a significant reduction of time and costs. TPA Impex SpA with its own technology represents the Made in Italy worldwide. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? TPA IMPEX: Our company was born in 1987 as TPA, in Romano d’Ezzelino, in the north-east of Italy as a manufacturer of domestic steam and vacuum cleaners. As the TPA became a standard of the industry, additional products such as industrial and professional steam generators were added leading TPA to become a full service supplier with a wide range of steam and vacuum cleaners. E.E: What’s the news for 2020 about new products? TPA IMPEX: We’re constantly improving our products in order to best serve ever-evolving consumer needs and behaviour. Our Research & Development department is the beating heart of TPA, the pride of a company that has made innovation and the “Made in Italy” brand its trademark. TPA has always been projected towards the future and is committed to proposing innovative solutions, using the most modern technologies to give the end customers the well-being they want. In an increasingly complex and competitive reality, responding effectively to market demands is not enough, which is why we has chosen to anticipate them. The constant initiative, dedication and professional reliability of our team, allow us to transform their creativity into patents. This working method has allowed us to register important international patents and to study innovative solutions for cleaning and sanitizing environments professionally. The introduction of new technological solutions on the market of steam machines provides our customers with a concrete competitive advantage, allowing them to use our patented solutions in various fields of application and in several sectors. E.E: What are the ranges of traded products? TPA IMPEX: We offer a wide range that goes from valued domestic steam and vacuum cleaners up to a series of industrial and professional cleaning machines. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? TPA IMPEX: The professional cleaning sector was immediately at the forefront of the emergency period caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the virus remains on surfaces as several scientific studies have shown, cleaning and sanitizing have become fundamental activities to avoid the spread of the infection and inactivate this virus. The market in which we are currently active is very dynamic since companies and individuals have a heightened focus on hygiene. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? TPA IMPEX: Once we get through this terrible pandemic, and we will, the cleaning sector will be one of the few winners. This viral pandemic will change forever how we clean and sanitize hospitals, long-term care homes, kindergartens, schools, stores, offices, homes. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? TPA IMPEX: Our most innovative products are Blue Evolution S+, Blue Evolution XL+ and Limatic Carbon. Blue Evolution S+ Swivel wheels and small dimensions make the Blue Evolution S+ professional steam cleaner the ideal steam cleaner for sanitizing commercial surfaces and work environments with agility and practicality. Despite being the smallest in the Blue Evolution line, the S+ version ensures effective sanitization with its 8 constant pressure bars. The UVC lamp integrated in the machine has a strong germicidal action: in addition to eliminating germs and bacteria, it protects the surfaces from proliferation from any pathogens. Blue Evolution S+ gives off clean air, free of impurities, eliminating 99.9% of germs and bacteria (LogStufe 2.89 ± 0.15) thanks to the integrated UVC lamp. The innovative Blue Evolution S+ steam system stands out for the optimization of cleaning processes. The winning formula is very simple: a better cleaning result, in a short time.Blue Evolution S+, thanks to its small size, acquires the maximum sanitizing power when spaces become tight. With a power of 3,400 Watts (230 V) steam pressure of 8 bar and a steam temperature of 175° C, Blue Evolution S+ ensures high performance by optimizing consumption. The product is completed by a powerful suction and the washing-extraction function that dissolves stubborn dirt with a mixture of steam mixed with hot water at 70 ° C. Blue Evolution XL+ Blue Evolution XL + by TPA Impex ranks among the most versatile industrial steam generators for industrial cleaning. With an output of 7,200 watts, steam pressure of 10 bar (145 PSI) and a steam temperature of 180°C (348 °F), the Blue Evolution XL+ can keep on cleaning long after other machines have given up. The innovative machine concept with robust housing, stainless steel front and four freely moving castors, make the XL+ the flexible cleaning pro, bringing cleanliness to the furthest corners of your production and warehouse facilities. Whether for machine cleaning, for working platforms, in administration, in healthcare and in the catering industry, the BlueEvolution XL+ always gives its all. An industrial steam generator with water filter is able to suck in solids and liquids with a constant filtering quality in any type of use. Blue Evolution XL + eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria (LogStufe 2.89 ± 0.15) thanks to the integrated UVC lamp, thus ensuring double hygiene in a single steam generator, at no extra cost. Limatic Carbon Despite its compact size, Limatic Carbon is a powerful machine with a constant pressure of 5.5 bars. Its robust brass vacuum suction tubes and a wide range of accessories make Limatic Carbon perfect for professional use.This innovative steam and vacuum suction system allows the user to easily and perfectly clean points that are usually difficult to reach with other appliances. This is possible thanks to the compact size of the device, the length of its tube (3 meters), and the various accessories supplied with it. These accessories allow the Limatic Carbon lance to slide, without any difficulty, over all surfaces and clean them excellently. Thanks to the washing-hot water extraction module, Limatic Carbon can also remove stubborn dirt. The automatic descaling program and the ergonomically shaped handle (with adjustable height) are two strong points of this steam cleaner. The handle allows the machine to be used by both right- and left-handed people and its height can be adjusted up to 30 centimetres. This ergonomically shaped handle is made of stainless steel and is, therefore, particularly robust. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2020? TPA IMPEX: In this particularly difficult year for everyone, full of difficulties and doubts about the future, the need for proper sanitation is felt more than ever before. The professional cleaning sector is therefore called to play a leading role during coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has posed new challenges to our sector, both in terms of quality and quantity of products. Companies and people are facing a growing demand for cleaning products. We think that the challenging moment sparked by the pandemic could signal a new start for the cleaning sector.