Contract caterer CH&Co has appointed Elis, a multi-service provider of textile, hygiene and facility services, to supply and launder workwear and linen for more than 300 sites nationwide.
Elis is supplying the caterer with items on a rental arrangement to offer flexibility for staff changes. Elis collects soiled items, launders and maintains them, and returns them to the same site.
The France-based company, which operates in 28 countries, has made more than 20,000 individual items available, including chefs’ wear, front-of-house garments, kitchen linen, table linen, bed linen and event linen and is running a nationwide laundry service. Its industrial laundries and delivery fleets are maintaining and returning items to the CH&Co’s sites.
Katie Deem of CH&Co said: “We chose to work with Elis because, in addition to supplying high-quality workwear and a consistent nationwide laundry service, they were also very proactive in recommending ways in which they could provide increased business benefits and create quicker lead times. Elis helped us streamline our product range of chefs’ wear, front-of-house garments, table linen and kitchen linen from over 7,500 SKUs to around 1,000 and RFID tagging was applied to all items to improve stock and cost control.
“Outsourcing to Elis has meant that we have a high-quality, consistent workwear laundry service with increased business benefits. The RFID tagging means we have full visibility of where our garments are and when they are being used, and this allows us to continuously adjust stock levels at a local and national level to ensure Elis is providing the optimum stock for our business.”
Craig Easton of Elis said: “Ensuring that organisations have the right workwear and linen, clean and where they need it, is an essential service that goes on behind the scenes to support many businesses. Our nationwide capabilities and focus on using the latest technology and the best systems help to ensure that our clients have the right support to meet their needs, not only now, but for the future.”
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