These are odd times. No one has ever been in such a situation such as the novel coronavirus. As a society, we face many challenges; the cleaning industry is also impacted by COVID-19. Fortunately, we are not standing alone. Millions of people around the globe are battling the crisis together towards betterment. 

Virtually every industry is involved in the crisis. Of course, on the forefront of the battle are the healthcare workers. They deserve the utmost respect. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s also great to see traditional business get inventive. From auto manufactures in the United States, that are making ventilators, to prominent beer brewers such as Heineken and Bavaria, who started creating hand sanitizers, they contribute in their own unique way. 

Doing More

During these times, we all need to look closer and see what we can do to help. We have decided to keep a larger stock in these times, especially because a large part of our clients is directly involved in healthcare. We offer our clients assistance; we are prepared in case something goes wrong. Because the entire healthcare system consists of chains.

For instance, if a significant machine of a laundry malfunctions due to a broken part, the effects of the delay can be noticed in the hospitals that it cleans for. If the hospital’s linen isn’t cleaned effectively, you can imagine the horrible aftermath. That needs to be avoided at all costs. Therefore, the supply of extra parts needs to be sufficient to avoid large problems. 

Cleaning during Coronavirus

In the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (or RIVM in Dutch) advised the Dutch laundry industry on a safe cleaning process. What they have advised is called Thermal Disinfection. This process should eliminate the bacteria. It is crucial for everyone in the linen industry to seek advice from official sources such as the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In the Netherlands, this body advised the industry organization, NETEX. 


Finally, it is important to recognize the importance of the laundry staff. These men and women show up each day to make sure the hospital’s linen is cleaned properly. So, to everyone who puts clean garments and towels in hospitals, thank you. Your impact on the healthcare system is visible.

At Vartex, we engineer the future of the laundry industry. We develop in house laundry software. Our products include the first-ever control for stand-alone washers, Smart Control and Laundry Intelligence, our dashboard that visualizes data from the laundry. Find more on what we do here.

If there’s anything we can help you with, feel free to reach out via mail or phone: (+31) 58 250 4716. Please stay safe and take care.