On 1 April, CWS celebrated its 60-year anniversary: in 1954 the Swiss-based family business introduced the first soft towel dispensers developed by it into German public washrooms. These dispensers replaced the previously commonplace communal towel, thus improving washroom hygiene considerably. In 1981, Haniel acquired CWS, which it merged in 1988 with the workwear specialist boco to create Haniel Textile Service (HTS), which in turn was renamed CWS-boco in 2008.
In 2014, CWS-boco received additional certifications for sustainability. The Belgian and Dutch health and safety management system was commended by the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) in June. CWS-boco Germany was granted silver status by the EcoVadis initiative for its activities in the field of sustainability.
On 3 September, CWS-boco opened its first cleanroom laundry in Germany at Heidenheim. The company has already been operating in this area for many years in Ireland, China, Poland and Belgium. The cleanroom laundry facility in Germany meets the highest certified standards of hygiene. In addition, the company’s “boco Cleanroom line” represents an expansion of its workwear collection in Germany.