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CleanLease acquires Flanders-based hospital linen firm

The Dutch CleanLease has acquired Group Malysse, a Flanders-based SME active in hospital textiles. Group Malysse rents out linen to hospitals and residential care centers and also takes care of the logistics of collection and washing. In addition, the industrial laundry facility in Kortrijk also sterilizes hospital textiles such as surgeons' aprons.

Hospital linen

Major market share

Family business Malysse currently serves 40% of all Belgian hospitals and 15% of Belgian residential care institutions. Each year, more than 12 million items of clothing from staff in hospitals and care institutions, 32,000 tons of sheets and 4 million items of clothing from care center residents take a spin through the company's washing machines.

Closer to the customer

By merging with CleanLease, the group’s activity in Belgium is doubled. CleanLease will have a thousand employees in Belgium and increase its number of branches to nine. As a result, the group will be closer to its customers, which will save on transport costs. CleanLease expects an annual turnover of EUR 190 million throughout the Benelux.

About Belgium and Flanders

With Dutch as its official language, Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) is the autonomous northern region of Belgium. The capital of both Belgium and Flanders is Brussels.

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Reported by
De Tijd newspaper
4 November 2019

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