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Dubai hosts Middle East Best Practices Workshop (December, 8th, 2019)

CINET will organize, together with Champion Cleaners, The Middle East Best Practices Workshop. The event will take place in Dubai (UAE), on December, 8th, 2019.

Among the event’s highlights, a training session will by performed by a CINET expert on Professional Textile Care quality management and setting standardized operating procedures in the laundry:

    • Company profile & PMC (Product-Market-Combination)
    • Key KPI’s for best practices
    • Laundry process control
    • Sales & customer services
    • Purchase management
    • Technique & maintenance
    • Transport
    • Staff
    • Administration
    • Quality
    • Environment

The participants will also have the chance to see examples of great laundries that have been certified by CINET (among them, Champion Cleaners and other outstanding showcases from Middle East). A tour around the Champion Cleaners facility to see real examples of the certification will also be a part of the program.

More on the event and how to join it, on the Middle East Best Practices Workshop’s event page – here!

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Annual International Team Convention: Management Tool for Success!

Christeyns, a market leader within the commercial laundry market, recently held its international Laundry Business Unit Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Senior members of over 50 Christeyns’ businesses across Europe attended the conference. The conference is held annually to provide the entire staff with the opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past 12 months and to anticipate the coming year. Key issues such as industry trends, the impact of Brexit and exchange rate fluctuations are discussed, as well as looking at the laundry industry and new initiatives on a global scale. The company’s CEO Alain Bostoen and other members of the Gent HQ in Belgium were also present and the conference program included interactive workshops and financial updates.

With a continued focus on the environment and the challenges of producing innovative solutions, the company considers itself at the forefront of its field. It states to be constantly seeking laundry chemicals and systems that offer the best cleaning results.  At the same time the company continually aims for reducing operational costs and protecting the life span and quality of the linen. As Dave Aveyard, UK Operations Director put it: “Conferences such as this are essential for the success of the commercial division, because it provides an opportunity to talk to and learn from other colleagues across Europe.”

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Toolbox to improve Wastewater Treatment in Textile Industry

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) – a global non-profit organization aiming to transform the industry by partnering with leading companies to define, develop, and deliver more sustainable products – has recently launched a ‘Wastewater 101 Toolbox’ to help the textile industry learn about the causes, impact and treatment of wastewater.

This free online resource will be a hub for communicating on the business case for wastewater treatment. It will also integrate new standards, knowledge and resources across all parts of the textile supply chain. The Toolbox was created through a TSC-member task force of leaders in the textile industry that include Hanes Brands, Fruit of the Loom, Walmart, NC State, Cotton Incorporated, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The purpose of the site is to help the textile industry learn about the treatment of wastewater as part of its manufacturing process, act on this sustainability issue through available resources and trainings and share their experiences with the wider community. The Toolbox connects users to globally relevant resources specific to 17 of the world’s biggest textiles-producing countries. This self-guided website uses tags to curate results and is expected to be a living and breathing resource for years to come. The Wastewater 101 Toolbox can be accessed online here.

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Restructuring and increased Focus on Digitalisation at The Miele Group

German appliance manufacturer of domestic and commercial appliances Miele has recently announced its intention to cluster its operating business into eight individual units. As a result, around 1070 jobs will be cut worldwide by the end of 2021 and a further 650 jobs are to be eliminated at the Gütersloh washing machine plant by the end of 2025.

The family-run business said the need for “urgent action” was due to far-reaching changes in the marketplace and to changing consumers’ habits to obtain information and place order as a result of digitalisations. Action was also needed because of the increasingly price-aggressive behaviour of Asian corporations. The company stated: “Enforced redundancies are to be avoided wherever possible. In return, it is planned to create around 470 new jobs, for instance in the area of digital competence.”

On the other hand, savings of around 190 million euros per year are expected to create the financial scope for increase in sales power and investments in digital marketing and new areas of business. For instance, in order to continue an expansion of digital marketing and sales expertise, various new competences such as digital marketing, e-commerce and digital analytics are to be merged into the company’s new Digital Hub Marketing & Sales which will be set up in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Pellerin Milnor strengthens sales department

Laundry equipment manufacturer Pellerin Milnor Corp. has recently hired Mauricio Lima as its newest regional sales manager. Lima joins the Milnor team with over 17 years of laundry industry experience and he is stated to bring a “widespread knowledge of international sales and global markets” to the company.

Lima has recently worked at American Dryer Corp. as international sales manager and as its director of international sales. Previously to that period, he was Whirlpool Corp.’s sales manager for Asia/Oceania and Latin America.

At Milnor he will oversee all sales aspects in Latin America, as well as small machinery and vended machinery in Asia. He will also be responsible for the expansion and strengthening of the Milnor brand, as well as bringing growth and market-share expansion to his geographical regions.

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UK Luxury Consumer Linen Brand expands to Hospitality Market

Christy – a luxury brand of consumer towels and bedlinens – has decided to expand its business into hospitality. The company’s story began in 1850 with the introduction of the towel as we know it today. Founder Henry Christy returned to England from travels to Constantinople with a sample of looped pile fabric which was new to the Western World. He and his brother studied the fabric intensively. After that they managed to create a machine which was able to produce terry towelling on a large scale.

The new hospitality textiles will include bed linen, towels and robes. The items will be produced for commercial laundering: no poppers, buttons or useless fasteners. All products have been tested in different types of industrial laundry facilities and will meet the requirements of use and lifecycles at hotels. The new Hospitality range is to include robes and hammam towels, bath sheets and hand towels for use in pools, spas or treatment rooms.

The company also announced its intention to launch a separate Welspun Hospitality range, consisting of towels, robes and linen for the mainstream laundry sector. The range will be competitively priced and is to meet the same standards.

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The LADAs (Laundry & Dry Cleaning Awards) 2019 winners

The Laundry & Dry Cleaning Awards 2019 (LADAs), run by Laundry & Cleaning Today, took place at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, UK, on November, 17th. The winners of the most important categories were the following companies:

  • Most Innovative Company – OXWASH
  • Machinery Distributor – Renzacci UK
  • SME Laundry of the Year – TDS Commercial
  • Commercial Laundry – Dash Linen Hire UK
  • Best New Product – Pure San from Christeyns
  • Green Impact Award – Ideal Manufacturing
  • Drycleaner/Wetcleaner of the Year – American Dry Cleaning Company
  • Responsible Business Award – OXWASH

The goal of LADA is giving recognition to those who have experienced tremendous achievements over the past 12 months in the UK’s Professional Textile Care industry.

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Road to Frankfurt. Meet the GBPA2020’s outstanding sponsors: SANKOSHA

The 3rd edition of The Global Best Practices Awards Program is shaping up as the most biggest so far. A series of successful pre-selections were already held in France, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Benelux and Canada. on the Road to Frankfurt. The GBPA2020 Final will take place during Texcare International (June, 20th, 2020), in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Global Best Practices Awards Program (GBPA) concept is based on:

  • stimulating the implementation of best practice measures, service aspects, marketing and quality of the professional textile care industry
  • demonstrating PTC industry’s capabilities
  • providing a benchmark and platform for the new state of the art in modern professional textile care

SANKOSHA. Absolute commitment to complete customer satisfaction.

Sankosha has built a rock hard reputation worldwide on some basic business principles; integrity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. The company’s products are known to provide labor-saving design coupled with seamless longevity to provide its customers with years of satisfaction. Sankosha’s headquarters is located in the western part of Tokyo, Japan. It houses both the administrative and manufacturing departments. The engineering, electrical engineering, electrical assembly, metal fabrication, paint, main assembly, packaging and sewing departments are all housed there.

40 years of history.

Mitsuyuki Uchikoshi, Sankosha’s founder, began as a Dry Cleaner. Running a cleaning store, his eyes always went toward one thing – the pressing machines. He was always thinking of new machine ideas that would make it easier for Dry Cleaners to operate their businesses. Eventually after giving it a lot of thought, he decided to become a manufacturer. This was the beginning of Sankosha Manufacturing.

As a visionary, he dreamed of marketing his innovative machines beyond Japan and expand into North America. Since he could not speak English, he decided to attend a local English school in Japan where his English teacher was Wesley Nelson who was born in Wisconsin but was living in Japan at the time. Through much hard work and extensive research Sankosha USA was born in 1993 and opened its first office at 1715 Elmhurst Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. “Customer First” and “Supreme Quality” are the mottos that SANKOSHA carries forward as they satisfy our customers with products and services for the next quarter century.


Sankosha manufactures machines to be sophisticatedly simple for the garment care industry. The company goal is to allow its customers to be able to produce the finest quality pressed product while experiencing our unparalleled reliability.





Together with the above mentioned products, SANKOSHA offers a high variety of accessories, as well: steam traps, ball hangers, shirt hooks, sleever boards, sleeve expanders, hanger racks, head polish, collar cones, all-steam irons, cool curtains, covers and pads.

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CERTEX: De Gordijnenwasserij, certified

The Gordijnenwasserij in Reeuwijk (The Netherlands) recently had a successful audit of a mobile location and received the corresponding certificate. This location therefore meets the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 and EN 14065, the standard that monitors specific hygiene risks within a laundry. The RABC standard can be seen as a counterpart to the HACCP standard known within the hospitality industry.

The Gordijnenwasserij is allowed to use the Certex® Certificate quality management system, also for the mobile laundry. This demonstrates compliance with ISO 9001 and NEN-EN 14065 RABC, the standard that monitors specific hygiene risks within a laundry. The RABC standard can be seen as a counterpart to the HACCP standard known within the hospitality industry.

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 “Linen 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.

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Wearable computers – Science Fiction or Reality soon?

The Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) is a research group at Nottingham Trent University in the UK – a leading institution for advanced textiles research with a global reputation for designing electronically active wearable technology.

Recently the group has received £1.3m to advance the technology that will pave the way towards the world’s first wearable computer. The project aims to create a manufacturing process that will enclose complex electronic circuitry into yarns on an industrial scale. The research group will develop the process for creating electronic yarns – or E-yarns – over the next three years. Professor Tilak Dias, who leads the ATRG, in the university’s School of Art & Design, states: “This project will allow us to take a quantum leap towards seeing wearable E-textiles on the open market. Complex E-yarns circuitry – which is undetectable to the wearer – will allow for the development of wearable electronics as sophisticated as computers.”

Senior Lecturer Will Hurley: “E-yarns have the potential to reform the textiles industry itself and the industries that use textiles. They could be used in many sectors, including medical, defence, aerospace, performance sports, automotive and fashion.” T-shirts used as mobile phones or computers? This project could turn this science – fiction images into reality.

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