"No one has the time to clean up - but everyone has the time to search." (Jürgen Kurz)

The annual spring cleaning proves to be a long tradition. One theory says that this ritual in southern Europe can be traced back to the ancient Romans, who celebrated the festival of purification "Februa", and from where February also gets its name.

In German-speaking countries, the Prussians were considered particularly clean. It is thanks to them that cleaning and hygiene are not only seen as a necessity, but as a standard by which we humans define ourselves: the clean person, the clean house - cleanliness becomes a general civic duty and goes far beyond medical knowledge and health aspects.

Traditionally in the Middle Ages, when housework still had a much higher proportion of physical labour, it was the woman's task in spring - when the days became longer and the temperatures rose - to clean the house of soot and dirt from the fireplaces. Since people still used open fires for heating and cooking, there were not many opportunities during the year to clean the house and the furniture as well as fabrics and blankets of the annoying dirt without risking the house getting cold. So people took it as an opportunity to do these things as spring arrived.

Today, however, this is a thing of the past. Thanks to many helpers, it is now much easier for us to keep our house, yard, car and garden clean and tidy. And how does this apply to everyday work? At Grieshaber, the "CLEAN" project was introduced back in 2009. The aim of this project is to make the working environment more orderly, clearer and cleaner.


  • The clean rules: At Grieshaber, there are regulations for the different clean areas, such as CLEAN Office, CLEAN Desk, CLEAN Warehouse, CLEAN Truck and CLEAN IT, which must be observed to ensure smooth processes.
  • The Clean Teams: Throughout the company, there are teams that are the contact persons for all questions related to Clean.
  • The Clean presence: Colleagues are regularly informed about innovations via internal communication channels. In addition, tips and tricks for using Clean are regularly communicated. Here, topics from the various Clean areas are addressed, but also tips for Clean applications in the private sphere are given. Because Clean also helps to keep order at home and to get rid of unnecessary ballast.
  • The Clean Officers: They monitor the implementation of the Clean regulations in the various areas and provide new impulses for continuous implementation and optimal integration into everyday work.

CLEAN does not only refer to cleanliness. It also includes aspects of order, clarity and work organisation, which have a positive and lasting effect on the image of the company, the internal organisation and the working atmosphere.


Clean has become part of our daily work and is intended to help us:

+ use time more wisely
+ create/maintain more order
+ create a better overview
+ reach goals faster
+ more satisfaction
+ better effect on customers / visit external image

A structured, neat and tidy working environment not only leads to greater efficiency and productivity, it also demonstrably contributes to a positive internal and external image. Furthermore, it has a direct link to quality.

In the coming months, we will introduce you to the different areas with our Clean series.

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