Cintas Corporation Expands Uniform Services in Europe
Cintas Corporation, a world leader in corporate uniform production, announced today a new commercial partnership with the CALVELEX GROUP, the Portugal based tailoring manufacturer, to expand Cintas’ uniform design and production services in Europe.
The new partnership enables Cintas to accommodate increasing demand for their corporate clothing services in Europe. Prestigious customers include renowned hotel groups Marriott, Hilton and Four Seasons.
“We are thrilled to grow Cintas’ presence in Europe and, for the first time, offer stock, distribution and manufacturing capabilities at the local level,” said Rob Pollock, Senior Director of Sales, Cintas Hospitality UK Limited. “By increasing the availability and breadth of our products and services in Europe, we can more quickly and efficiently support our European customers and help them plan, create and implement uniform designs that ensure brand consistency with a regional flair.”
Cintas’ uniform business specialises in custom-designed uniforms for four- and five-star hotels but is able to supply any business worldwide including banks, building societies, retailers, cruise operators and airlines.
The company’s team of international style consultants is led by Haley Sovitch, who brings clients years of experience and expertise in fashion design, development, production and account management. Prior to joining Cintas, Sovitch worked with multiple renowned designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Jasper Conran and Jean Paul Gaultier.
“Cintas’ expansion in Europe allows us to take our client relationships to new heights,” said Todd McKeown, Vice President Global Hospitality and Gaming, Cintas. “By further expanding our capabilities overseas, we can better serve our U.S. clients as they assert their brands and enhance their operations in Europe, while also bringing a new offering to European brands.”
“We are pleased to partner with Cintas on this initiative in Europe,” said Cesar Araujo, Owner of The CALVELEX GROUP. “With their experience and relationships in the hospitality industry, they are ideally positioned for success, and we look forward to supporting their growth through our cutting-edge technology, state of the art equipment and production processes, punctual deliveries and our certified management system.”
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Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programmes and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for over one million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
For more information about Cintas’ European uniform business, please visit http://www.cintas.com/
About The CALVELEX GROUP:
Calvelex is a long standing family business with 700 highly trained employees which marries traditional tailoring with the most modern equipment to provide garments of truly exceptional quality to many top designers, high-end retailers, and airlines.
For more information about Calvelex Group, please visit: http://www.calvelex.com
The combined resources of Cintas and Calvelex presents tremendous opportunities for Europe’s uniform buyers.
Cintas – UK
Contact: Rob Pollock