The Wednesday’s morning agenda has started earlier for part of the Chinese delegation: wake up at 6 AM and a quick breakfast, because the bus was waiting for a long trip to the beautiful Northern part of The Netherlands. The purpose: to visit Rentex Floron, one of the biggest independent laundry businesses in The Netherlands.
The group of Retail Textile Cleaning had a longer night and could start at CINET’s headquarters with again some interesting topics.
In the morning Mr Peter Wennekes (CEO/President of CINET) and Mr Frank Aarts presented ‘CERCLEAN® Auditing; an introduction and basic principles’ to fullfill the practical assignment which is part of the exam.
In the afternoon Debora van Oorsouw took over to introduce Laundry on Demand, followed up by Dhr Ir Henk Gooijer informing on ‘The Choice of Cleaning Methodologies’.
The Chinese delegation, impressed by exceptional water management system at Rentex Floron
The next company to visit by the Industrial Textile Services group is a 4th generation family business, which has a track record offering professional laundry services since 1913. This laundry facility processes over 200.000 workwear garments as well as 480.000 kg flat linen for the Healthcare sector every week.
The Rentex Floron facility consists of a 17.000 m2 work area with a special water management installation.
Titus Mulder, CEO & Owner of Rentex Floron was the host of a complete tour through the entire Rentex Floron facility.
The main target groups of the Rentex Floron are hospitals, nursing homes and smaller private establishments where elderly people are serviced.
Christeyns: Cool Chemistry
After the tour in the Rentex Floron facility, Gerard Bakker, Service & Account Manager Christeyns presented Christeyns’ laundry technology, as well as the Cool Chemistry and its role in quality control and Certification.
An important part of Mr. Bakker’s presentation was dedicated to the control and the guaranteed hygiene and on Christeyns laundry process that generates disinfection at lower temperatures (at 55 degrees Celsius and more efficient in both results and energy consumption than the standard 70 degrees disinfection process).
The MODERN concept of CSR, from MODERNA
Then, the bus took the Chinese delegation back to the centre of The Netherlands, were the group was welcomed by Mr. Roel Stad, Owner and Mr. Erik Jutstra – General Manager, from Moderna, in a laundry facility that is the absolute definition of “state of the art technology.
Moderna has over 350 employees and it processes flat linen, work wear (special machine to test Personal Protective Equipment), personal private garments, mats, hygiene services and complementary e-commerce products.
The company’s philosophy centred on 3 key areas: people-planet-profit.
The Moderna building is a energy neutral building, which generates an optimal climate management. Residual heat from the process is being reused and also the solar energy converted into hot water (through 3300 vacuum tubes) from 800 solar panels on the roof.
If people are happy, the productivity is rising. In the Corporate Social Responsibility area, Moderna is a social employer, which enables its team to work in a healthy environment.
Kannegiesser: Power Trans System
The last segment of the visit was dedicated to a comprehensive presentation of new Kannegiesser technology, held by Mr. Jacky Zhao, Engineering Specialist at Herbert Kannegiesser Laundry Equipment Shanghai.
The presentation revolved around the PowerTrans system, who meets the most advanced washing requirements, by allowing more active wash time due to fast transfer and by having an unique drum design, thanks to the Active drop system.