Pub operator Mitchells & Butlers has awarded workwear laundry company Elis the contract to supply and clean its chefs' whites and linen.
Mitchells & Butlers' head of procurement Richard Coe said: "Their specialist implementation team worked in partnership with us to ensure that the process went smoothly. They really understood our requirements and what they achieved was impressive."
The contract covers the supply and regular laundry of more than 375,000 items including table, bed and kitchen linen to in excess of 800 sites with the capacity to deliver new stock in a three-week window. Elis will meet the contract requirements using its 43 industrial laundries across the country and its fleet of more than 670 vehicles.
All the items include RFID radio frequency tracking technology enabling Elis to have full visibility of their usage and location and providing better stock control. Items are supplied as part of a rental arrangement.
Elis' national sales manager, Lee Chan, said: "While Mitchells & Butlers operates out of a vast number of sites, our UK spread of laundries and the fact that we do not sub-contract any work, while owning our own fleet of over 670 vehicles , means we can meet national multi-site customer requirements.
Mitchells & Butlers is one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK including Harvester, Toby Carvery and All Bar One. It has 1,700 businesses with annual sales close to £2 billion.
Elis offers textile, hygiene and facility services solutions. It was previously named Berendsen before being bought by Elis in 2017. It has operations across 28 countries in Europe and Latin America and It employs 50,000 people across 440 production and services centres.