Polytex/Renwear cement partnership to provide automated hygienic workwear management in UK

8 April 2021

Israeli workwear management technology company Polytex has signed an agreement with a British company Renwear for distribution of its automated workwear solution. The recent agreement, says Polytex, will give it access to a huge yet untapped market. The London-based company Renwear focuses on providing workwear rental and laundry services across many industries throughout Britain. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a renewed focus on the importance of hygiene in the workplace.

Renwear is planning to expand and provide Polytex systems to UK hospitals, healthcare, hospitality, leisure and other industry sectors.

“There is huge potential for growth in the UK market and Renwear is already looking to expand across the many industrial sectors,” said Yariv Matzliach, CEO of Polytex. He added that initial contacts are underway for installing the Polytex workwear solution at British hospitals and the healthcare sector.

Renwear is a leading provider of fully managed service for workwear rental and textile laundry service to the healthcare, hospitality, food, and manufacturing industries.  The company’s customer base ranges from independent companies to major corporate companies.

Shortly after signing the agreement, Renwear supplied its first Polytex unit to a large meat processing plant in the London area. The switchover from a manual process to a technological solution for workwear is expected to lead to substantial cost savings and sustainable growth.

The Polytex system helps to simplify the distribution of workwear and customers report up to 40% reduction in expenses on clothing inventory and laundry, said the company. The actual volume of workwear needed was substantially reduced as was the amount of storage space required.

The Polytex solution is fully automated and enables hands-free dispensing and collecting of individual uniforms. The system itself is sealed, keeping garments in a clean environment that is opened only by laundry professionals during collection and restocking. The system is available on a 24/7 basis and often installed at multiple locations enabling staff to receive and return garments in seconds, thereby avoiding unnecessary crowding. Refilling the machines with fresh clothing is very quick and takes only a couple of minutes.

The units can also be moved to special temporary wards dedicated to infectious diseases like Covid-19. The Polytex automated system is backed by a centralised cloud-based management and monitoring applications for end-to-end tracking.

There are  more than 3,000 Polytex units operating in 20 countries including as the USA, Spain, France, Germany, and Israel, alongside countries in eastern Europe and Asia, says the company.

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