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Topics of World of PTC Volume 6: Innovative Businesses & Showcases

At this moment efforts are being made by CINET in writing a new book in the World of PTC (Professional Textile Care) series. Book 6 will be dedicated to the latest developments in new business models. A first peak in the content-overview shows a division in 2 parts; the first part focuses on a qualitative description of business model developments in the world of professional textile care,  the second part shows about 100 examples of companies which participate in The Global Best Practices Awards 2018.

A sneak-peak of the topics:

  • Hygiene
  • Clean Room
  • Linen Concepts: Beirholm, Curabelle, Dibella
  • Smart Textiles
  • Online Marketing and E-Commerce
  • International Laundry on Demand – defragmentation of the textile service model
  • Total Problem Solution
  • Matching Customer’s Expectations
  • Assess Current Position Plus Improvement Plan
  • Outperforming Competition
  • My Digital Transformation
  • Transparent Rental Business Contracts
  • Calculation Methodologies for textile services
  • The Global Best Practices Awards 2018 – Intro, Jury Procedure & Names
  • The Global Best Practices Awards 2018 – Company Profiles
  • The Global Best Practices Awards 2018 – Overview of 100 Nominees and Markte Areas
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The Global Best Practices Awards 2018: The Numbers

In total over 350 applications of PTC companies all over the world have been received to take part in The Global Best Practices Awards 2018. About 100 companies have already received confirmation of participation and being profiled in World of PTC Volume 6; Innovative Businesses & Showcases, which will end up around 150 companies by the time the book is being released.

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Certex®: Re-certification Lamme Group, Germany & The Netherlands

Recently 3 locations of Lamme Group have succeeded in getting through the re-certifcation-audits. It concerns Lamme Textile Management GmbH in Bad Vilbel (Germany), Lamme Textielbeheer B.V. in Nederhorst den Berg (The Netherlands) and Lamme Textile Management B.V. at Schiphol (The Netherlands).

These 3 locations are now allowed to show the Certex® Quality Management System Certificate, meaning ISO 9001 standards are met, as well as NEN-EN 14065 RABC, the standard that surveys on specific hygiene risks within a laundry.

Certex® is the accredited international certification scheme provided by CINET in the same framework as Cerclean®. CINET is the global non-profit association for the PTC Industry and provider of a full package of E-learning and practical support to establish a Quality & Hygiene Handbook for Certex® and Cerclean® audits.

Certex® benchmark since years!
In the Netherlands Certex® acquired a solid position in industrial textile service. Based on the international acknowledged standards ISO9001:2015 and EN 14065 “Textiles – Laundry processed textiles – Biocontamination control system”. Certex® is developed by the Dutch association for textile service companies together with the Dutch union for quality in hospitals. The established requirements and criteria, with specific values for microbial contamination, were adopted by the Dutch Working Group Infection Prevention in the guideline “Linnen in Hospitals”.

Get started with Cerclean®!
The development of such a complete and effective quality and hygiene management system is challenging. To help companies CINET developed Cerclean®, a comprehensive program offering full support to enable anyone to gain essential knowledge. By following the step-by-step approach, a comprehensive quality management and hygiene management system is implemented. A system tailored to the individual company, processes and customers in various market segments in which they operate.

Certificates icing on the cake
After audits by certified auditors and approval by the CINET International Certification committee, a Cerclean® certificate will be granted. Certificates prove conformity to the requirements. These reflect international standards and international best practices which are the foundations of the CERCLEAN® program!
After acquiring the Cerclean® certificates, companies can take the next step and acquire the accredited Certex® certificate. A small step since Cerclean® is derived from and based on Certex® so the audit should be barely more than a formality.

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Kreussler’s branding essentials for drycleaners

Reaching clients and growing business with marketing is familiar to most local business owners. Social media nowadays expands the options to grow online presence and build offline sales.

Setting up accounts is a first step, which should be completed with location tagging and correct usage of hashtags; it will show up on the location post. Hashtag and location pages include public photos and videos that were shared with the corresponding hashtag or location.

Sharing specials and coupons through Instagram or Twitter builds loyalty and grows the amount of followers locally.

The new Facebook app, called Facebook Local, helps dry cleaners to show up in search, Facebook Page ratings and reviews will also be shown and details such as opening hours being used, which underlines the importance of keeping social media up-to-date.

Creating a brand identity, designing a logo for building trust and being recognized asks for consistency to use the same design and colors on each post and situation. Images and graphics to be used must match to brand and might require a graphic designer to bring this all together.

Branding takes time and effort, but doing this correctly will be rewarded!

 

 

 

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Global Best Practice Awards 2018

The Global Best Practices Awards 2018: procedures & dates

After having received a lot of additional applications untill the very last moment, it is now time to continue with the next step: first selections to get to 50 nominations who will be mentioned in World of PTC Volume 6: Innovative businesses & showcases.

Meanwhile the majority of these companies have been sent the confirmation. The international jury expects to send the last confirmations by the end of August. In the first week of of September the international jury will meet again and will determine the world’s Top 40 PTC companies which will be invited to give a 3 minute pitch presentation during The Global Best Practices Meeting on Friday, October 19th.

These Top 40 finalists for Milan will be informed after September 7th.

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CLEAN 2019 Opens Exhibit Sales, Housing

Exhibit sales are open to all companies for Clean 2019, the textile care industry’s premier trade show that will be held in New Orleans Morial Convention Center June 20-23, 2019.

Hotel reservations for the show also are open through Connections Housing, the official housing agency for Clean 2019.

Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to contact show management as soon as possible to obtain an Exhibitor Prospectus. Exhibitors at Clean 2017 in Las Vegas were given priority to book space and already more than 200 contracts are in process. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Contracting early gives exhibitors an advantage in booth placement and longer exposure on the show’s website. Exhibitors have other exclusive long-term marketing opportunities.

The Clean Show features working equipment and virtually every product and service used in the textile care industry are seen at the world’s largest trade show for laundry, drycleaning and textile care services. There were 481 exhibiting companies at the Las Vegas show. Clean 2017 drew more than 11,000 people from around the world.

Hotel accommodations for Clean 2019 are now available. Clean Show management has arranged for exclusive discounts and special amenities at a variety of New Orleans hotels for the show. Reservations must be made through Connections Housing, the exclusive official housing agent for Clean 2019, to ensure you receive these amenities. Beware of fraudulent companies that present themselves as official partners of the Clean Show. Reservations can be made by visiting the show’s website, www.cleanshow.com, found in both the Attending Information and Contracted Exhibitors sections of the site.

The Clean Show, officially titled the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, is held every two years.  In addition to exhibits the show offers educational seminars on technology, business management and environmental issues. It is one of the country’s top 200 trade shows and Clean 2017 is the recipient of Tradeshow Executive magazine’s Fastest 50 award in all three categories: net square feet of exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies, and total attendance.

Officially titled the World Educational Congress for Laundering and Drycleaning, the show is sponsored jointly by five national industry associations: Association for Linen Management; Coin Laundry Association; Drycleaning & Laundry Institute; Textile Care Allied Trades Association; and TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services. The first Clean Show was held in Chicago in 1977.

For more information about the Clean Show, visit the show’s website at www.cleanshow.com, or contact show management, Riddle & Associates, Suite 100, 2751 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA  30324 USA, phone 404-876-1988, email info@cleanshow.com.

 

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Elis announced 2017 full year results

Elis acquires Kings Laundry

With the complete acquisition of Kings Laundry Saint-Cloud, Ireland on July 26th last, Elis’ growth continues.

The international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene and facility services solutions in Europe and Latin America trust the transaction to be completed by the end of this year. Operating in primarily Flat Linen, The Kings Laundry generated a revenue of approximately 30 million euros in 2017. With this acquisiation Elis will be able to offer services to a wider range of customers.

 

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Drycleaner Primeur CERCLEAN® certified!

Drycleaner Primeur has a long history in drycleaning. With a full range of services the company has acquired a strong position. Quality management has been in the mindset for a long time proven by the Environtmental- and Quality guarantee certificate by the Dutch association NETEX. Customers become more demanding and offer more special textiles and garments, The company also helps B2B-clients by cleaning e.g. work and corporate wear and flat linnen for the catering and leisure industry. With growing production figures effiency and  quality must be guarded. For this reason Stomerij Primeur has implemented the Cerclean® quality management system.

CERCLEAN® supports business models!

Cerclean® offers a integrated quality management system focussing on the various processes within the company like sales, procurement, technique and maintenance, staff, environment and, off course, quality management. CINET offers full support to enterprises in cooperation with national organizations, associations and representatives of international suppliers.

CERCLEAN® step by step towards quality management! 

The CERCLEAN® International Certificate, launched in 2016, is developed in the Netherlands in cooperation with international suppliers and experts and. Meanwhile adopted in countries worldwide. The full package, available in the various languages, offers training and consultancy; E-Learning materials, workshops and practical (on the job) training with examples and formats.

By the use of a web based application on the CINET website, students are guided along the different steps leading to certification. Tools and all steps are fully explained and documented and thus accessible even though companies may not have any experience with certification. By making use of the E-Learning tool,and webinars on specific subjects the companies will gain the knowledge needed to develop a comprehensive quality management system. This step by step approach enables companies to follow the program at their own pace.

Cerclean® certificate icing on the cake

The program results in a documented handbook tailored to the individual company, processes and customers in various market segments in which they operate. After audits by certified auditors and approval by the CINET International Certification committee,  a Cerclean® certificate will be granted proving conformity and giving support to the communication of a company with target groups. For customers and authorities it is a proof of controlled business processes and therefore a consistent quality level of products and/or services

In 2018 CINET will aim to implement CERCLEAN® certification in 10 new countries across the globe, focusing on high quality businesses that are able to set the international standard.

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The Swedish Textile Rental Association’s new initiatives

The laundry and textile service industry in Sweden shows a great potential to grow and offer new possibilities. The association in Sweden contributes to this increased growth in the market through education and information, thereby promoting the laundry industry in Sweden and offering a of possibilities for their (potential) members.

Every month the mailshot is being send out, in which companies can advertise, whereas online advertising is possible as well. Each of the following websites focusses on its own group of interest:

  • www.tvatteriforbundet.se; general website for services to members and other interested parties
  • www.textilservicebranschen.se; highlighting the added values and good practices created in the industrial sector for employees, customers and society at large
  • www.kemtvätt.se; specifically for B2C

Furthermore, an annual report shows facts and figures of the industry .

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Clean Center offers new quality standards (NL)

Operating in the heart of Amsterdam, Clean Center offers two services to domestic clients. The one being dry cleaning services. The other being a laudromat or self-service laundry. Clean Center is always looking for opportunities to improve business processes to ensure safe and sustainable processing. When Clean Center was asked to participate in the pilot run of Cerclean® the answer immediately was “yes!”. Clean Center succesfully improved their quality management system so it meets the Cerclean® standards and criteria based on international acknowledged best practises and ISO 9001-requirements.

CERCLEAN® supports business models!

Cerclean® offers a integrated quality management system focussing on the various processes within the company like sales, procurement, technique and maintenance, staff, environment and, off course, quality management. CINET offers full support to enterprises in cooperation with national organizations, associations and representatives of international suppliers.

CERCLEAN® step by step towards quality management! 

The CERCLEAN® International Certificate, launched in 2016, is developed in the Netherlands in cooperation with international suppliers and experts and. Meanwhile adopted in countries worldwide. The full package, available in the various languages, offers training and consultancy; E-Learning materials, workshops and practical (on the job) training with examples and formats.

By the use of a web based application on the CINET website, students are guided along the different steps leading to certification. Tools and all steps are fully explained and documented and thus accessible even though companies may not have any experience with certification. By making use of the E-Learning tool,and webinars on specific subjects the companies will gain the knowledge needed to develop a comprehensive quality management system. This step by step approach enables companies to follow the program at their own pace.

Cerclean® certificate icing on the cake

The program results in a documented handbook tailored to the individual company, processes and customers in various market segments in which they operate. After audits by certified auditors and approval by the CINET International Certification committee,  a Cerclean® certificate will be granted proving conformity and giving support to the communication of a company with target groups. For customers and authorities it is a proof of controlled business processes and therefore a consistent quality level of products and/or services

In 2018 CINET will aim to implement CERCLEAN® certification in 10 new countries across the globe, focusing on high quality businesses that are able to set the international standard.

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