SALT LAKE CITY — Alsco Inc., a textile rental/laundry company headquartered here, has acquired U.K.-based commercial laundry operation CLEAN, the company reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Last week, CLEAN and Alsco became one company,” Alsco’s co-CEOs, Kevin and Robert Steiner, say in a joint statement. “We look forward to working with CLEAN, assisting their progress and enjoying a great future together.
“Together, we will be much stronger than either CLEAN or Alsco would be alone.”
Founded in 1889, Alsco has been a family-owned company for four generations. Alsco employs more than 18,000 people, services more than 350,000 customers in 13 countries and currently operates 170 laundry plants worldwide.
Clean Linen Services Ltd., trading as CLEAN, was founded in 1886 as Maidenhead District Laundry Company. Today, CLEAN has 1,400 employees who provide service to more than 5,500 customers across England.
Alsco says it 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.
“I believe this is an excellent development for both CLEAN and Alsco,” adds Jason Miller, CEO of CLEAN. “Over recent years, we have grown CLEAN to be the U.K.’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.”