UK Elis expands – Strategic partnership with Foodbuy

Procurement organisation, Foodbuy, has entered into a strategic five-year partnership deal with international textile, hygiene and facility services solutions provider, Elis. The partnership follows an intensive three-month tender process.

Under the terms of the contract, Elis will deliver a full range of hospitality laundry services, including rental and maintenance of chefs’ uniforms, kitchen porter uniforms, table linen, event linen, kitchenware and laundry services to more than 600 locations in the UK, including corporate catering, schools, universities and sports and leisure sites. Apart from that, the company will support Foodbuy by working with its clients, including Foodbuy’s parent company and largest client, Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Operating in more than 28 countries, Elis directly sources its garments from manufacturers and offers full supply chain transparency. The company has invested in radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcoding technology to allow Foodbuy and its clients to manage and track inventory, no matter where a garment is in the supply chain.