• Tenax international

    The first manufacturer in the world of 100% electric road sweepers and street washers​

    About us​

    Tenax International is an Italian company which is the first in the world dedicated to the design and production of low-voltage, genuinely 100% electric road sweepers and street washers. ​

    With over 35 years of experience, incomparable technical expertise and over 700 machines sold and supported in more than 42 countries over 5 continents, we are specialised in the creation of cutting-edge machinery powered by clean energy, with genuinely extraordinary performance. ​

    Tenax is a young and dynamic company staffed by passionate people keen to leave their mark, where every new challenge is seen as an opportunity for improvement, and where each individual customer’s requirements are listened to carefully and attentively in order to offer them innovative and customised solutions which allow access to quiet, effective and zero-emissions road cleaning and sanitisation solutions.

    720

    Sweepers delivered

    510

    Cities

    147584

    CO2 saved (t)

    18000

    Km swept daily

    100% Electric​

    Tenax International is a visionary company in the sustainable urban cleaning sector, with its very first completely electric prototype, Electra 1.0, developed as far back as 2003. Today we are a trusted partner of major cities and service companies around the world, and can boast the largest fleet of operational electric road sweepers and street washers in the world, managed through sophisticated geolocation and remote monitoring technologies to provide a genuinely unbeatable preventive and corrective maintenance service.

    All products in the Tenax range have been designed from the ground up to be 100% electric. This means that the technologies chosen, in terms of their weights, dimensions, power draw and layout, have been designed for one product only, and exclusively for electric operation. ​​

    For this reason, and unlike an electrified product, they can significantly exceed ten hours of constant, continuous operation, with a huge range of available battery packs able to perfectly adapt to any technical or cost requirement the customer may have, as well as offering extraordinary advantages in terms of noise levels and emissions. All this without any limits on operation and while providing extraordinary savings in terms of running and fuel costs, allowing a confirmed return on investment in a maximum of three years.

    Mission

    Pollution is a problem which becomes more serious by the day, with devastating effects on the natural world and serious consequences for our quality of life. This is what inspired the innovative spirit of Tenax International, focused on the fundamental goal of creating, designing and manufacturing environmentally sustainable technical solutions applied to 100% electric street cleaning machines in order to actively contribute to the creation of a cleaner, more beautiful and more sustainable world.

    Tenax International's “e” philosophy

    The collection of choices and behaviours making up Tenax International’s “e” philosophy allow us to offer concrete and effective zero-impact cleaning solutions which improve the quality of life for operatives and residents alike, while meeting the fundamental requirements of our public and private customers for efficiency and cost savings.

    Tenax International's “e” philosophy

    The collection of choices and behaviours making up Tenax International’s “e” philosophy allow us to offer concrete and effective zero-impact cleaning solutions which improve the quality of life for operatives and residents alike, while meeting the fundamental requirements of our public and private customers for efficiency and cost savings.

    “e” for Electric

    Pollution is a problem which becomes more serious by the day, with devastating effects on the natural world and serious consequences for our quality of life. This is what inspired the innovative spirit of Tenax International, focused on the fundamental goal of creating, designing and manufacturing environmentally sustainable technical solutions applied to 100% electric street cleaning machines.

    “e” for Environmentally Friendly

    Tenax International embodies the “e” philosophy in every aspect and stage of its activities. With the strength of our 35 years of experience in the street sweeping sector, we are able to make use of the best technologies in order to offer our customers a complete range of effective zero-impact solutions. It was back in 2003 that we created the first completely electric road sweeper in the world.

    “e” for Ethical

    To help reduce our environmental footprint, Tenax International’s production is emissions-free thanks to our 50 kW solar PV installation and our strategic positioning in Motor Valley, the heart of the Italian automotive industry, which allows us to source the best components in our own back yard.

    “e” for Equitable

    All Tenax International's internal processes are optimised in accordance with the principles of Lean Manufacturing and perfected through continuous improvement in accordance with the Kaizen methodology in order to offer our employees the best possible working experience, pursuant to our ISO 9001 and 14001 quality certifications. Even at the end of their life cycle, Tenax products remain environmentally sustainable, with over 90% of components being recyclable.

    “e” for Ecological

    The goal of Tenax is to make the world more sustainable and liveable for its inhabitants and for future generations. For this reason, when compared to a traditional road sweeper with an internal combustion engine, which can emit over 37,000 kg of CO2 per year, Tenax’s zero-impact technology completely eliminates tailpipe emissions and also drastically reduces those created by the production process.

    100% Electric Reliability

    The electric technology that we have created and which we continue to develop each and every day has achieved remarkable levels of performance and reliability, which convince us to invest even more in the development of new products, allowing us above all to improve the quality of life for our cities, increasing our customers’ efficiency and playing our part in creating a cleaner, more beautiful and more sustainable world for our future, and hopefully that of our children.

    Welcome to Tenax International!