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Tennant Company Adds New Backpack Vacuums to Full Line of Vacuum Solutions

Mar. 26, 2015

New ergonomic hiking harness maximizes comfort and mobility

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, has added four new backpack vacuums to its full line of vacuums, providing a vacuum solution for almost every environment. The Tennant V-BP-6, V-BP-10, Nobles Aspen™-6 and Aspen™-10 are designed for professional cleaners to make vacuuming easier, more comfortable and, ultimately, more productive. Studies have shown that backpack vacuums can double the operator productivity as compared to using a traditional upright or canister model, addressing one of the highest ranking concerns facing facility managers.

The Tennant V-BP-6/V-BP-10 and Nobles Aspen(TM)-6/Aspen(TM)-10 Suite of Backpack Vacuums (Photo: Bus ...

The Tennant V-BP-6/V-BP-10 and Nobles Aspen(TM)-6/Aspen(TM)-10 Suite of Backpack Vacuums (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’ve incorporated several design improvements to these new backpack vacuums to enhance performance, comfort and ultimately, productivity for the operators,” said Karin Overstreet, Senior Director of Global Product Management at Tennant Company. “Our premium Sidewinder® Kit lends a better alternative to the traditional push-pull wands and the new Tennant and Nobles vacs offer better water lift than leading competitors.”

These enhanced backpack vacuums are designed with comfort and safety in mind, featuring a hiking harness designed by Deuter®, the world leader in hiking backpacks. The Deuter harness can fully adjust to operator’s size and offers a breathable mesh to reduce operator exertion and minimize heat on the operator’s back. Other benefits of the new Tennant V-BP-6 and V-BP-10 include:


  • A kettle plug with built-in 90-degree strain relief to protect the cord and an affixed on/off switch located on the hip belt
  • New, lower 67 dBA noise level and 4-stage filtration with HEPA
  • Certified Gold by the Carpet and Rug Institute's (CRI) Seal of Approval program when using the Hi-Performance Tool
  • Three new tool kit options highlighted by the premium Sidewinder® Kit that provides up to 50% more productive cleaning than traditional push-pull wands
  • Increased vacuum water-lift of 119 in / 3023 mm is greater than leading competitors

For more information, please visit www.tennantco.com.

Company Profile
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, significantly reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com.

Source: Tennant Company

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