Partners in Water/Energy management
Wientjens and Ecolab, leading supplier of detergents to textile laundries worldwide, have been successfully working together for over 15 years to bring innovative water and energy saving equipment to textile laundries. Ecolab’s chemical and process know-how coupled with Wientjens’ equipment and engineering expertise has proved a winning combination. Both partners have long experience in the texcare industry and the bundling of this know-how has led to a whole range of exciting products for textile laundries across all sectors, from health care to hospitality and work wear.
How our partnership works in practice? In collaboration with Wientjens, the Ecolab water and energy team designs tailored solutions for each laundry and manages the complete project, from an initial laundry assessment right through to product placement and commissioning.
As Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab Inc., points out, “Business also needs to do more to recycle, reuse and repurpose water and there’s a lot we can do right now”. Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in over 170 countries. Across all its divisions, in 2018 alone Ecolab helped businesses conserve 188 billion gallons of water.
Together with Wientjens, Ecolab Textile Care has already completed more than 500 water and energy projects delivering total savings equivalent to €15 million per year. Gerry Wientjens, managing director of the Dutch company, remarks that Wientjens equipment has made an important contribution to these projects, adding that there are still lots of opportunities to help laundries save operational costs by reducing their water and energy consumption.