Road to Frankfurt. Meet the GBPA2020’s outstanding PTC showcases: LOSA CLEAN (France)

CINET’s Global Best Practices Awards Program is advancing at a fast pace, towards the Final in Frankfurt, during Texcare International (June, 22nd, 2020). For the coming period, we will present you week by week, the most outstanding PTC showcases that have joined GBPA2020.

LOSA CLEAN – Industrial laundry heading to 4.0

Losa Clean has made the choice to move into the 4.0 industry era by means of artificial intelligence, but not at the expense of its operators. The La Rochelle based laundry serves the markets by offering high quality of personalized service to conquer markets such as hotels, campsites, restaurants and caterers. They also handle workwear and sports equipment and are a proud partner of ASR rugby La Rochelle. Losa Clean provides their customers a global offer, consisting of the rental and maintenance of textiles, but also the supply of hygiene materials and a wide range of entrance mats.

Quality oriented

Losa Clean’s quality is inspired by the guidelines of the ISO 9001 standard and the necessary tools in order to continuously improve the quality of its services. Staff are sensitized and know which procedures to follow in case of non-conformity, which guarantees a result of impeccable quality. With a completely revised production tool, the site offers its employees a redeveloped and enlarged space of 800m2 .

There are multiple objectives: to reduce the environmental impact, guarantee hygiene, ensure a high quality result, improve working conditions, increase productivity, and save on energy. From 600kg of linen treated every day, the recent investments have enabled Losa Clean to grow to ten tons a day.

In the last ten years, Losa Clean has expanded its workforce and presence and its area. Today they serve in and around La Rochelle on a radius of approximately fifty kilometers. The geographical proximity to the customers in the agglomeration of La Rochelle also allows them to be very reactive and to reduce the storage problems that they may encounter.

By investing in machinery, they can meet stronger demands in terms of tonnage of textile. The laundry has acquired a Kannegiesser “Power trans” washing tunnel, and plans to purchase a complete ironing train, a dryer and a sponge and bathrobe folder from the same manufacturer. The goal is to improve both quality and productivity and the comfort of the operators.

Another aspect developed is the partnership principle, which helps streamline maintenance. According to the laundry’s director Eric Hornig: “An electrician will be soon recruited to act more in the preventive rather than the curative. He will receive a complete technical training and will also participate in the daily maintenance: adjustments, aspiration, cleaning, changing tapes. It’s important to avoid any break in production, especially in high season.” Losa Clean continues to grow, and its competitors are watching closely. Eric Hornig plans to integrate the Circle of the Own: “Because the strength of a motivated network and competent to keep our activity alive and to enhance our know-how. ”

An eco-friendly approach

In addition, they have a real ecological approach to the business, including compliance with RABC standard. Just as important, the choice of the suppliers that allows them to offer products of superior quality certified by Ecolabel.

“Nowadays, to optimize energy efficiency, while preserving the environment, the main lever to operate is that of energy by referring to the 50 001 norm. Fundamental work has been carried out together with our suppliers, who attend to our requirements. The business process improvement project has been executed in three phases over a period of two years. Total renewal of equipment, machines equipped with latest generation burners, Zero Steam. Our tunnel washer at very low water consumption shows good practices (recycling and recovery, heat exchanger thermal, boiler without steam, modern and rational dosing system).”

They have also paid particular attention to the lighting system, now under low voltage. A dust extraction unit and an auto washer have recently made their appearance. They have partnered with a company that recycles linen and deteriorated textiles. Wastewater is reused through the heating of the water inlet and the recycling. The fleet of vehicles (8) is used rationally according to the routes and frequency of delivery, with optimization of each vehicle (trucks, vehicles light weight less than 7.5 t., light vehicle and electric vehicle for the city). The drivers are trained in eco driving. Proximity, responsiveness and billing IT management model to real consumption are assets that appeal to our customers, “says manager Erick Hornig.



Are you a retail textile cleaner? Or do you represent an industrial laundry? Does your company meet the best practices criteria? Showcase it among the best PTC companies worldwide by joining the GBPA2020. What’s in it for you?

  • Free Publicity for all the participants in the World of PTC (Book 7)
  • Personal exchange with likewise companies around the world for new ideas to new market area’s and business models.
  • The (World) PTC stage is yours! The chance (for the 40 selected finalists) to deliver a presentation in front of the International Jury and the international audience in Frankfurt, Germany on June, 20th, 2020 (during Texcare International 2020).
  • Massive PR which you can use in order to increase the turnover
Massive PR exposure globally for the Global Best Practices Awards 2018 participating companies

The application process doesn’t require any fee and there are 2 ways in which you can apply:

  1. Directly, via CINET Secretariat
  2. Via The National Pre-selection

Applying via CINET Secretariat.

Fill-in the reply form for the GBPAP2020 competition which corresponds to your company’s profile: the reply form for the Retail Textile Cleaning (RTC) companies (download here!) or the reply form for the Industrial Textile Services companies (download here!). Once filled-in, the form will have to be submitted to CINET Secretariat ( until the 1st of March, 2020.

Applying via The National Pre-selections.

Is there any Pre-selection event in your country/region? Keep an eye on the E-news section of the CINET website, get the form, fill it in and join the National Pre-selection in your country! The winners of the National Awards will be automatically nominated for the GBPAP2020 Final in Frankfurt and invited to come over to pitch their company!

Note: All the nominees from National Preselections are automatically submitted for the Global Awards Program, entering in the first selection of the International GBPA2020 Jury.

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