OCS Divests Textile Rental Business of Cannon Textile Care

5th Apr 2012

OCS Group UK Limited (OCS) has made a strategic divestment of its Cannon Textile Care business and specified garment, towels and linen contracts to Johnsons Apparelmaster Limited (JAM), the Textile Rental division of Johnson Service Group PLC.

At the same time, OCS has confirmed its long-term commitment to providing roller towel and mat services to customers via its Cannon Hygiene business.

Martin Gammon, OCS UK Managing Director, commented: “Our laundry operation has been a successful part of our UK business for many years. However, after a thorough review, the UK Board has made a strategic decision which we believe will be to the benefit of both companies going forward. We are pleased that the textile care and specified garment, towels and linen business has been sold to such a strong industry player. The divestment does not, however, affect the provision of roller towel and mat services to our valued customers who will continue to receive these core services through Cannon Hygiene.”

Since 2010, OCS has continued to develop the company’s capacity to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) services through the acquisition of the Legion Group, TM Facilities Services and the Fountains Group.

OCS is a market leader in the provision of facilities services across a range of market sectors, employing over 56,000 people worldwide, with a turnover of over £750 million. With increasing expansion both in the UK and across its international operations, the company provides a full range of services, including engineering, catering, security, cleaning, horticulture, hygiene, waste management and pest control.


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