Since 1953, Hohenstein has been responsible for quality assurance for around 360 member companies of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services (Gütegemeinschaft sachgemäße Wäschepflege e.V.). Once each year, our independent laundry experts conduct unannounced audits to test whether the Certification Association laundries comply with all requirements for technical and hygienic processes and are thus entitled to hold the RAL Quality Certification Mark 992 for Professional Textile Services. Continuous self-tests by the laundry companies are also a mandatory component for awarding the RAL quality certification marks.
There are currently four RAL quality certification marks for laundries who process
- object and household linen (RAL-GZ 992/1),
- hospital linen (RAL-GZ 992/2),
- linen from food processing companies (RAL-GZ 992/3), or
- linen from care home residents (RAL-GZ 992/4).
Beyond quality assurance, we offer you as a laundry company a broad spectrum of basic and advanced training courses with which you can expand your expertise in all relevant areas of the company. Our seminars provide knowledge in the following topic areas:
- laundry technology
- textiles from care homes
- hygiene protection
- process optimisation
- company management
More and more companies are discovering the benefits of rented workwear. The requirements of these textiles with regard to mechanical characteristics, colour fastness, specific fit, wear comfort and reprocessing capability are correspondingly high. In our Hohenstein Quality Standard 701 to 709 we have thus defined all relevant aspects of suitability for leasing so that you as a service provider can document the quality of your textiles to your customers. And if you want to purchase rental textiles, our Hohenstein Quality Label “Suitability for leasing” offers you a neutral decision-making tool - with regard to retention of the protective function and a long service life.
- Product and quality assurance in industrial laundries
- Help in the industrial reprocessing of textiles
- Support and advice on hygiene management
- Company analysis, company advice and benchmarking
- Testing and certification of new technologies
- Environmental analysis, e.g. waste water analysis
- Suitability test and certification for textiles suitable for leasing
- Advice on the selection, maintenance and textile supply in hospitals or emergency services