Alsco Inc. Acquires UK’s Clean Linen Services Ltd

Joint statement by Jason Miller, CEO, CLEAN; Kevin Steiner, co-CEO, Alsco; and Robert Steiner, co-CEO, Alsco

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of CLEAN by Alsco, one of the world’s largest textile rental and laundry companies.

Alsco has been a family owned company for four generations.  Alsco employs over 18,000 people, services more than 350,000 customers in 13 countries and currently operates 170 laundry plants worldwide.  Alsco’s headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  Clean Linen Services Limited, trading as CLEAN, was founded in 1886 as Maidenhead District Laundry Company.  Today, CLEAN has an outstanding reputation, built on quality and efficiency, and its 1,400 employees provide service to over 5,500 customers across England.

Alsco is a pioneer in the laundry industry.  Founded in 1889, Alsco was the first company to introduce linen and uniform rental services to the world.  It also created many of the standards the industry prides itself on such as the continuous towel dispenser and the use of garment lockers.  Alsco has long been a leader in linen and uniform rental services across continental Europe; adding CLEAN expands its footprint to England with seven strategic locations across the country.

From Jason Miller, CEO of CLEAN, “I believe this is an excellent development for both CLEAN and Alsco.  Over recent years, we have grown CLEAN to be the UK’s largest independent textile rental and laundry services company.  Joining the Alsco family is great news for our customers and for all the employees and business partners who have worked so hard over the years to make CLEAN what it is today.  Like CLEAN they are a long-established family company with whom we share the same values and the cultural synergies between the two organizations are excellent.  My management team and I are incredibly excited about the future and look forward to working with the team at Alsco.  Under the ownership of Alsco, we now have the ability to continue our growth strategy and further enhance the service offerings that we provide to our customers.”

Alsco shares equal enthusiasm for the acquisition.  From Kevin and Robert Steiner, co-CEOs of Alsco, “Last week, CLEAN and Alsco became one company.  We look forward to working with CLEAN, assisting their progress and enjoying a great future together.”  With over 260 years’ combined experience, the two companies stand to gain much as they share and learn from one another’s’ experience in the linen supply industry.  “Together, we will be much stronger than either CLEAN or Alsco would be alone.”

About Alsco:

Alsco is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business, founded in 1889, that was recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Celebrating over 128 years of business, Alsco provides linen and uniform rental services to customers that include restaurants, healthcare, automotive industry and industrial facilities. With over 170 locations, Alsco provides world-class service to over 350,000 customers in 13 countries. Learn more at http://www.alsco.com.

  • Founded in 1889
  • Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • 350,000 customers globally
  • 170 locations worldwide

About CLEAN:

CLEAN is a UK market leader and one of the principal operators in the commercial B2B laundry sector with seven well-invested laundry production facilities. Collectively, they maximise CLEAN’s ability to deliver continuity of service and minimise risk in the supply management processes.

CLEAN prides itself in offering a high-quality product range and customer-focused service to its portfolio of more than 5,500 businesses, ranging from independently-run organisations to leading global brands. The award-winning laundry provider’s growing product and service range continues to lead the way in commercial linen, laundry and workwear innovation.

The addition of a world-class laundry to the CLEAN portfolio in 2017 supports the business in producing and delivering more than 130,000 workwear items and 5 million linen items to its customers each week.

CLEAN operates in both the linen and workwear rental markets, working with a wide range of businesses across the UK from the hotel, restaurant, catering, food manufacturing, engineering and pharmaceutical industries. For further information about CLEAN and its services please visit www.cleanservices.co.uk.

CLEAN laundry locations:

  • Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Camberley, Surrey
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
  • Slough, Berkshire
  • Yeovil, Somerset

CLEAN Head Office:

  • Maidenhead, Berkshire

Press Contacts:

Jim Divers

Alsco Director of Sales and Marketing

jdivers@alsco.com

801-320-0164

 

Ted Walker

CLEAN Head of Group Marketing

ted.walker@cleanservices.co.uk

+44 78 2531 2741