Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a world leader in corporate identity
uniforms, announced today a new commercial partnership with The CALVELEX
GROUP to expand Cintas' uniform design, production and support services
in Europe. The new partnership enables Cintas to accommodate increasing
demand for corporate apparel services in Europe and further elevate
customer service and satisfaction for existing clientele in the U.K.,
including Marriott, Hilton and Four Seasons.
"We are thrilled to grow Cintas' presence in Europe and, for the first
time, offer inventory, 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 local hoteliers as they plan, create and implement uniform
programs that ensure brand consistency with a regional flair."
Cintas' European uniform business specializes in custom-designed uniform
programs for four- and five-star hotels. 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. clientele 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 technological equipment and production
processes, punctual deliveries and certified management system."
For more information about Cintas' European uniform business, please
About Cintas Corporation:
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 programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning
and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid,
safety, fire protection products and services and document management
services for more than 1 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.
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.
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