Calling upon: Fraunhofer IPA

A Turkish industrial machinery delegation visiting the CEC on 6.12.2012

Who we are

Cleaning Excellence Center
connecting what belongs together

The Cleaning Excellence Centre (CEC) based in the city of Leonberg close to Stuttgart is a unique competence network operating in the fields of industrial components and surface cleaning.

It was established in June 2011 with support of the Business Development Region Stuttgart GmbH, the operator of the trade fair “parts2clean” and the city of Leonberg. Renowned technology ventures as well as middle- and small-sized business from all areas of industri- al cleaning, for instance, plant engineering, analysis, cleaning agents and chemistry but also users of cleaning agents or processes, are among the CEC-members. The profile of the network is completed by co-operations with established research organizations such as the Fraunhofer Institute or the Professional Association for Industrial Parts Cleaning (FiT).

What we do


The CEC keeps an overview and offers relevant informati- on on research, development and innovation. The accumulated information will be available in the open source online database CleanWiki on:


The extensive contacts of the CEC ensure a fast way to the right contact partner. 

Technological transfer

On the basis of our concentrated expertise we support enterprises in planning and implementing new technolo- gies and innovations.

Advanced training

We offer target-group-specific trainings, workshops and expert’s meetings.


The CEC supports in the search, application and implemen- tation of funded projects.