ASM Global has entered into a partnership with commercial plumbing systems manufacturer Sloan to fit its stadiums and arenas with sustainably designed toilet facilities.

As ASM Global’s preferred commercial plumbing systems partner in North America, Sloan will leverage technological advances in plumbing products across a range of venues.

Sloan’s sensor-operated products range from concealed and exposed flushometer options to a wide range of faucets, soap dispensers and hand dryers. The touch-free products will be the preferred solution for new ASM Global facilities and existing venues that require a retrofit.

It is hoped the partnership will enhance health and safety standards at ASM Global venues amid the continued risk posed by COVID-19.

As part of the deal, Bluetooth-connected products will enable facility managers to wirelessly monitor the health and status of venues in real time from a smartphone app, while helping to lower costs and increase efficiency. Sensor technologies will also maximise water efficiency and LEED goals, saving venues millions of gallons of water each year.

Jason Oberlander, chief commercial officer at ASM Global, said: “The health and safety of guests at our ASM Global venues worldwide is of paramount concern, and that is especially true in high-traffic areas like restrooms.

“With its full suite of touch-free, sensor-operated products, Sloan is the ideal partner to align with our award-winning VenueShield protocols and procedures in helping us eliminate germs and bacteria from high-touch surfaces.”

Graham Allen, Sloan co-president and chief executive, added: “Sloan has been committed to enhancing restroom hygiene ever since it debuted the first hands-free sensor faucet in 1974. We are proud to be the preferred commercial plumbing systems partner of ASM Global to promote healthy restroom hygiene with Sloan products to millions of live event attendees annually.”

ASM Global-managed PPG Paints Arena, home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, has already been fitted with Sloan faucets and flushometers. Sloan faucets in the arena locker rooms are also engraved with the team logo.

Sloan’s agreement with ASM Global was brokered by AEG Global Partnerships.