Forbes acquires Included Laundry

19 July 2019


Forbes has announced its acquisition of Included Laundry, a move that further reinforces its position as a key player within the commercial laundry industry. The operation will continue to remain under the branding of Included Laundry, whilst being entirely aligned with the Forbes Professional brand as a cohesive platform for all on-going service delivery.

Included Laundry has provided commercial laundry solutions to a diverse client base that spans the country, from the northern counties to the Isle of Wight.

All of the contracts can be readily absorbed into Forbes Professional’s existing infrastructure, and will receive a highly responsive service from their network of service depots and field engineers. The commercial laundry machines are predominantly Maytag, which is a manufacturer that Forbes Professional is also partnered with, and consequently they already hold stock supplies in their warehouses.

Some of the equipment is operated by coin or cashless payment systems that Forbes also provides, allowing them to leverage from their own expertise in this regard. 

Established in 1926, Forbes is a thriving family company that delivers a local-based service on a nationwide basis with the stability that comes from being a long-established, national operation. Forbes Professional is the commercial arm of Forbes Rentals. More details here

Included Laundry was set up by Alistair Copley, a much-respected entrepreneur from the commercial laundry industry. “The acquisition of Included Laundry by Forbes fits well within its existing framework,” said Copley. “Included Laundry will complement the market sectors that Forbes is currently in.”

Kevin Herring, CEO of Forbes said: “Forbes’ Complete Care Solution delivers precisely what the Included Laundry solution offered. The synergy between the two companies’ offerings makes this a really easy transition and we are delighted with this latest development of our brand architecture.”

He continued: “Forbes’ growth strategy relies not only on organic growth but also on acquisitions as we expand into adjacent markets. As ever, our fundamental focus will be on building ongoing relationships with all of our clients and providing them with reliable, economical and sustainable solutions.”


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