In our latest ‘Spotlight On’ sponsor profile, we chat to EMCON silver sponsor Elis, the global workwear specialist which has a base at Meadowfield Industrial Estate in County Durham.

Firstly, tell us about the re-brand from Berendsen to Elis. It’s more than just a name change isn’t it.

In September 2017, Berendsen became part of the Elis Group, an international multi-service provider, offering a range of textile, hygiene and facility solutions to a number of industries, including workwear for the health and safety sector.

Berendsen and Elis have been part of the same industry for more than a century and have now joined forces, coming together as one strong, international business.

Tell us more about the company.

Dedicated to providing first-class customer service, many of the largest companies across the world choose to outsource their workwear to Elis, safe in the knowledge that their certified garments are always available and at the highest standards. The company develops and delivers a bespoke workwear solution to each and every customer, empowering them to ensure success.

Already a leader in the majority of countries in which it operates, Elis employs 45,000 professionals across 440 production plants and service centres in 28 countries. The company currently works with 400,000 customers in organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Elis’ dedication to helping companies keep their operations running like clockwork continues.

The merger means Elis now has the resources, investments and expertise to service more companies, in more industries around the world, offering general, safety, food and customised workwear solutions.

You’re a Silver Sponsor of this year’s EMCON event. What appealed to you about the event?

It is a local Durham event and a prime objective of Elis Durham is to create synergy within Durham and North East. EMCON is the perfect opportunity for us to achieve that.

What are you looking to get from the event?

We are really keen to network and forge new business leads. It’s very much about promoting the company to a diverse audience of potential customers.

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