Berendsen acquisition set to enhance hotel linen services


Berendsen, a provider of textile services to hotels in the UK, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a laundry facility and its associated assets from White Knight Laundry Services.

The laundry, based in Reading, has quality batch linen processing technology, together with a number of customer contracts relating to the site.

White Knight Laundry Services continues to operate and develop through its other locations.

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This acquisition will allow Berendsen to automate the laundering of linen in batches.

With this technology in place, customers have the option to have their own dedicated linen collected, laundered and returned to them, ensuring they receive the very same linen that they sent off to be cleaned.

This simplifies laundry management for housekeeping teams and enables hotels to differentiate themselves from competitors by providing guests with a branded selection of linen during their stay.

In addition the quality of linen is enhanced for guests through the creation of a suite of flexible, automated processing programmes tailored to deliver the optimum finish for each individual product.