A revamped laundry facility has been opened in Banbury following an investment of £1.9 million.

The facility belongs to Clean, part of the Alsco family of companies and a leading provider in the laundry services industry.

The 24,000 sq ft facility was previously used solely for hotel linen processing, but is now a workwear, personal protective equipment (PPE), and floor protection mat processing laundry under the Alsco Uniforms brand.

Clean's revamped facility in BanburyClean's revamped facility in Banbury (Image: Clean)

The move is a response to growing demand for quality workwear rental services in regions such as Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Birmingham, and the West Midlands.

Alsco Uniforms' president, Bob Steiner, officially reopened the site on June 11. He said: "At Alsco, we're investors for the long term.

"Our company has been around for about 135 years, always owned by the same family.

"Today, we're proud to announce the opening of our new workwear laundry plant.

"This plant is not just a physical structure, but a testament to our commitment to providing value to our customers and their businesses.

"The uniforms and PPE workwear we produce here will significantly enhance the safety of their employees and improve their image.

Clean's revamped facility in BanburyClean's revamped facility in Banbury (Image: Clean)

"We value our customers and their loyalty, and we're committed to taking good care of them, ensuring they stay with us."

The plant is equipped to process a wide range of 40,000 workwear items each week, including PPE garments, floor protection mats, and roller towels.

In the past year, the company has been actively recruiting and has hired more than 25 people at the site.

As the company ramps up to full capacity and secures new customer contracts, additional hiring for roles in production, engineering, delivery and logistics, and customer support is expected.

Kevin Godley, CEO of CLEAN, said: "The transformation of our Banbury facility into a PPE workwear processing plant allows us to serve the local and regionals business community.

"As businesses and industries prioritise employee protection and safety, we are ready to provide reliable, efficient, and hygienic laundry services to meet these critical needs."

Clean's revamped facility in BanburyClean's revamped facility in Banbury (Image: Clean)

The upgraded facility features state-of-the-art technology and adheres to rigorous health and safety protocols.

This ensures that all PPE workwear processed meets the highest standards required for protecting workers in various sectors, including automotive, engineering, aggregates, the railways and transport, and the wider manufacturing industry.

The company said its "continued investment and expansion into PPE workwear processing is a significant step in its ongoing efforts to adapt and innovate in response to market demands".

It added "by offering comprehensive laundry solutions across the region", it hopes to "further solidify its position as a trusted partner in the region's industrial and commercial landscape".