CINET at Clean: PTC in a winning mood!

GBPAP 2022: Entrepreneurs will take the market opportunities

The CINET Conference at CLEAN Atlanta, was scheduled Monday morning August 1st after the DLI session on digitization presented by Mr. Maverick. Some 10 speakers were invited to share their experiences and visions on how to deal with disruptive market trends. Covid 19 is not away, but still influences economic activity, the mindset of people, the climate change and the economic perspectives for the near and long term future. A clear overview of trends and reports from all over the world.

After a brief introduction of CINET CEO Peter Wennekes, Diana Vollmer outlined the current market situation in the USA via a recorded message. Followed by a contribution of Laundryheap (CH) CEO Mr. Deyan Dimitrov, explaining the spectacular growth of the LaundryHeap OnDemand business model in 12 countries. Meeting high Quality personal demands of consumers, proved by high retention rates.

CEO of Laundryheap, Deyan Dimitrov

The US and EU markets differ of course, but the main direction is equal: lack of labor, extreme cost rising, demanding customers, increased scale of operation, more digitization and marketing, in short more professional organizations is the trend.

Asia turbulent changes

“India is booming”, was the message from Anup Poddar, CEO of Beepee Entreprises. Of course there is still a traditional Dhobi Gats part of the market and some problems are in India the same as elsewhere. But India currently is worldwide the fastest growing market. Meanwhile the organized modern part is some 50% of the total European market and doubled in just five years.
Also Fornet, the biggest franchise chain with 1.800 locations, reported good results in China with an advanced and professional approach. However the Chinese market is suffering from lockdowns, financial difficulties and lack of qualified labor. The market perspective is still unsure because of continuous lock downs.

America challenges

Chris White of ABC
Chris White of ABC

Chris White CEO of ABC stipulated the key convenience factor. Bigger cleaners can organize more professional and provide a better service at lower cost.

Mr. Dino Kantzavelos
Mr. Dino Kantzavelos

In this line also the President of the Canadian Fabricare Association (CFA) explained the transition efforts the association is organizing to support member textile cleaners to adapt to the changing market conditions.

New Circular Initiatives

Mr. Marco Niccolini of Renzacci
Mr. Marco Niccolini of Renzacci

Mr. Christoph Richter of Electrolux Professional
Mr. Christoph Richter of Electrolux Professional

The Dutch on-demand textile care provider Dobbi explained their latest initiative to recollect textile waste for selling again after professional cleaning. A huge market opportunity for retailers in textile cleaning.
Mr. Christoph Richter of Electrolux Professional highlighted their sustainable Quality concept and Renzacci profiled their technical support to textile cleaners by stimulating them to offer the wellness for textiles.

Mr. Tristan van de Waard, Lavans NL
Mr. Tristan van de Waard, Lavans NL

Global Best Practices Awards 2022 Milan Italy

Of course the GBPAP 2022 in Milan next October 20th-21st was highlighted as well. The last edition attracted 26.000 followers worldwide, massive PR for the industry, an increased speed of development in more professional organization by numerous companies and also recognition of companies and their employees of delivering professional textile care.

Mr. Michael Harris
Mr. Michael Harris

Mr. Kyle Grant
Mr. Kyle Grant

2020 Winners Michael Harris of Ocean Cleaners and Kyle Grant of Oxwash shared their experiences and motivated others to join the upcoming event.