Elis puts use at the heart of its multi-service bespoke solutions model to find solutions to challenges we face now. This allows us to make the lives of our 400,000 customers much easier, develop long-term local relations and promote the circular economy by encouraging maintenance, reuse and recycling.
We always try to boost our customers’ success and create sustainable growth by regularly expanding our offering with new solutions. Our strategy is based around four key areas:
Consolidating our positions
Elis uses a combination of organic growth and acquisitions to consolidate its market share and its geographic coverage.
Expanding our network
The Group opens up new markets in existing or new geographic regions to find new drivers of growth.
Aiming for operational excellence
Controlling costs and promoting best practices within the Group improve the productivity of our business.
Innovate for our customers
We add new products and services as well as reinvent existing solutions to give our customers extra added value.
Our mission is to help you achieve yours
We design, develop and provide bespoke solutions for flat linen, workwear, hygiene and well-being products, as well as cleanroom services, pest control and medical waste management. Our proven expertise allows us to support you day-in day-out, leaving you free to focus on your core business. Ensuring your teams and their environment are safe, supporting your brand image and making sure your customers feel at home are our priorities.
Our solutions create value for you and your customers. Proximity, simplicity and reliability are the three cornerstones of our solutions. We guarantee short turnaround times, close attention to your needs and an impeccable quality of service with controlled costs.
Elis in figures
The Leducq family found the Grandes Blanchisseries de Pantin.
Elis is created
The Group modernises and consolidates its business lines into the company Europe Linge Service (Elis).
Elis becomes an international company by acquiring businesses in Belgium and Spain in 1973 and then Portugal and Germany between 1987 and 1990, followed by Luxembourg in 1994, Italy in 1999 and Switzerland in 2001.
Elis’s bespoke solutions extend to water coolers and coffee machines, then to cleanroom supplies in 2001 with the acquisition of Ivry, a cleaning and disinfection company.
2010: International expansion
Elis becomes established in Brazil and continues to expand in Switzerland with the purchase of Lavotel, followed by another six targeted acquisitions between 2010 and 2013.
2014: Expansion in Brazil
The Group increases acquisitions in Brazil: Atmosfera, the first Brazilian industrial laundries group, followed by the brand Clara and the company L’Acqua.
Elis is listed on the Euronext regulated stock exchange in Paris in February 2015 and continues expansion in South America by purchasing the Chilean market leader Albia.
2016: Entering the Colombian market
The Group acquires Indusal in Spain and becomes established in Colombia with the acquisition of SIL.
2017: Scaling up
The Group undertakes a capital increase of EUR 352 million and becomes a pan-European leader with the acquisition of its British competitor Berendsen.
2018: New slogan
Elis strengthens its brand identity with the new slogan “We empower your day”, with full attention and constant dedication to meet the needs of our customers and guarantee their professional success.
2018: LiveDemo roll out
After a successful trial on mats in France in 2017, our innovative sales support tool featuring augmented reality is rolled out to all Elis products and services.
2018: Launch of the Sales Academy
Elis develops a continuous training tool for sales representatives to help them build skills throughout their careers and take advantage of opportunities to progress.
2018-2019: New acquisitions
Elis continues to strengthen its position in its existing geographic regions with more acquisitions, including in Spain and Germany.