Berendsen plc

Berendsen plc

Berendsen plc

Berendsen is a focused European textile, hygiene and safety solutions business with leading positions in most of the countries in which we operate. Our family of brands includes Berendsen and Berendsen UK Ltd – each of which has more than 100 years of experience in the textile and service industry. We provide service solutions to lease, source, clean and maintain textiles. We take pride in servicing our customers to keep their operations running smoothly and successfully. By leveraging our buying power, our logistics system and vast experience of the industry, we are able to provide dynamic and cost effective services. Our services includes investment in the stock of textile goods, management of the stock, pick-up of soiled items, and delivery of professionally cleaned, repaired and quality-checked textiles.

Company details

Berendsen plc, 4 , Grosvenor Place , London SW1X 7DL United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Workplace Safety
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Over 1000

We supply professional expertise in logistics, textile purchasing, textile maintenance and an optimised service for each customer. Outsourcing textile management to Berendsen offers significant benefits to the customer, saving costs, freeing up time, space, staff and capital and allowing our customers to concentrate on their core business.­

Berendsen employs 15,000 employees across 16 countries throughout Europe. Our headquarters are located in London, while our business line offices are found in Basingstoke and in Copenhagen.

Our vision
'Through great customer partnerships and innovation, we will be respected for being the best, setting new standards and developing services that benefit all our stakeholders.'
Our vision describes where we want to go as a business. It gives us a clear sense of direction for the road ahead, inspiring us to aim higher and push harder.

Our mission
'We are here to develop and provide value-added textile, hygiene and safety solutions.'
Our mission describes what we do in clear, practical language. It's a powerful message that gives us the clarity and focus we need to be the best. This mission sets a clear goal for everyone in the business; a shared sense of purpose.

Berendsen plc (previously called The Davis Service Group Plc) is a focused European textile, hygiene and safety solutions business with leading positions in the majority of the countries in which we operate. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The business as we know it today was formed following the acquisition of Sophus Berendsen in 2002, which had textile service operations under the Berendsen brand in Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland. These operations were combined with the existing Davis business which had very similar operations in the UK, Ireland and Germany, providing services under the Sunlight and Spring Grove brands. Both Berendsen and Davis were long-established business service companies with history dating back over a hundred years. In July 2013 Sunlight was rebranded as Berendsen UK Ltd and in July 2015 Spring Grove was rebranded as Berendsen Ireland Ltd.