Procurement group Foodbuy has awarded international multi-service provider Elis a five-year hospitality deal.
Elis, which offers textile, hygiene and facility services solutions, will provide a full range of hospitality laundry services, including rental and maintenance of chefs' uniforms, kitchen porter uniforms, table linen, event linen, kitchenware and laundry services for more than 600 locations in the UK, including corporate catering, schools, universities, and sports and leisure sites.
As part of the contract, Elis will be supporting Foodbuy by working with its clients, including Foodbuy's parent company and largest client, Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Elis directly sources its garments from manufacturers and offers full supply chain transparency. It has invested in radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcoding technology to allow Foodbuy and its clients to manage and track inventory more efficiently, no matter where a garment is in the supply chain.