CWS-boco exits linen business in Ireland

CWS-boco exits linen business in Ireland

Dublin, 16th. February 2017.

CWS-boco has made a strategic decision to exit its hotel linen business in Ireland and to sell this part of our business to Kings Laundry. This will allow the company to focus on its key business sectors of workwear rental, floorcare and cleanroom services. Kings Laundry will take over the CWS-boco linen client contracts on a phased basis commencing in March 2017.

On 15th February, CWS-boco signed a contract to sell its hotel linen business to Dublin- and Cork-based Kings Laundry Ltd., which specialises in providing linen rental services to Ireland’s growing hospitality market. “We are delighted to have found a strong partner in Kings Laundry who shares our commitment to providing the highest standards of products and services to customers. We know that the customer base that has been built up over many years will be well cared for in the future,” said Clement Higgins, Managing Director of CWS-boco Ireland Ltd.

The service to customers will continue without interruption with both parties working closely together to ensure a smooth transition. Kings Laundry will take over responsibility for servicing CWS-boco’s linen client base on a phased basis from early March.

Post transition, CWS-boco will focus on its core business areas of workwear rental, floorcare and cleanroom garment services and invest in these sectors in the near future. The company plans to expand its capacity in these areas to develop enhanced products and services to meet the demands of Ireland’s growing clean tech sector.

CWS-boco employs almost 400 people at multiple sites in Ireland. This announcement will directly impact approximately 45 positions. The company will address the impact of this decision through a combination of internal redeployment, voluntary redundancy, and transfer of employees as appropriate.


About CWS-boco Ireland

CWS-boco is one of the leading international providers of professional textile services and washroom hygiene solutions. Products include industrially washable boco workwear and protective clothing, including sterile clothing for cleanrooms and operating theatres. Its range of CWS-branded washroom products and dust control mats can be found in 3,500 Irish businesses as part of a full rental service.

The CWS-boco Group achieved a turnover of €779 million in 2015 and employs approximately 7,500 people. In Ireland, almost 400 employees work in Dublin, Cork and Galway. CWS-boco is wholly owned by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH. Further information can be found at:





CWS-boco Ireland Ltd.

Paul O’Riordan

Sales & Marketing Director

Unit 34 Fonthill Business Park

Fonthill, Dublin 22

Phone: +35 314606000