Alsco Inc. Acquires UK’s Clean Linen Services Ltd 04 Jun 2018

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Today was announced, 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 Ltd, 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.

CEO of CLEAN,  Jason Miller, says “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 organisations 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.”

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