25 Mar 2019

Blycolin takes over Laundry De Blinde


Blycolin, for almost 50 years partner in linen services for hospitality companies, takes over Laundry De Blinde as of March 25. De Blinde was part of Floronet and is one of the larger laundries in the Netherlands specialized in processing hospitality textile.

Market leader Blycolin purchases all corporate activities of De Blinde

On March 25, Floronet and Blycolin reached an agreement about the purchase of all corporate activities of De Blinde in Heerenveen. With this, Blycolin takes over a company that has built its knowledge and expertise in laundering hospitality textile since 1910. Today, over a 100 employees work there and at least 200,000 kilos of laundry is washed every week.

Strategic takeover

The takeover fits within Blycolin’s strategy to build up a larger share of own laundry capacity. Important company values of De Blinde, such as customer orientation, partnership and innovation, match Blycolin’s core values very well. “With the takeover, Blycolin adds a sixth laundry to its own portfolio of laundry facilities. The takeover will aid us to realize the planned growth of our company and to secure the continuity of service to our customers”, says Marc van Boekholt, Blycolin’s CEO. At the end of 2018, Blycolin took over a laundry in the Hannover area in Germany for the same reasons.

Four generations of expertise secures under a new roof

With the takeover, De Blinde’s expertise, as well as employment for over 100 employees, is secured under a new roof. Blycolin will keep investing in the modernization of De Blinde in the years to come, among which the application of robotics. Potentially, De Blinde has a processing capacity of over 350,000 kilos of laundry each week.

From its headquarters in Bolsward, Floronet will focus completely on health care, a division that is currently strongly expanding. This way, Floronet can create more space to guarantee the quality and scope of its service in the future. The hospitality branch will no longer be part of the company’s core business with the sale of De Blinde.

Blycolin and Floronet will not disclose any financial details regarding this takeover.

About Blycolin

Blycolin rents linen to (care) hotels, wellness centers and restaurants. In the Benelux area, Germany, Poland and Switzerland, the company daily supplies the hospitality branch with fresh linen with its own laundries and a large number of partner laundries. Blycolin relieves its customers with a unique service proposition, while Blycolin’s linen provides maximum comfort to the guests. Quality and sustainability are always key in this.

About Floronet

Floronet Holding B.V. is the parent company of Rentex Floron B.V. and specialized in processing textile for the health care branch. Rentex Floron is distinguishing in its personal customer-oriented approach: client partnership is key in the daily operations.