CWS acquires BERNET and expands position in the Swiss market

Published: 8-Nov-2023

CWS-boco Suisse SA, a CWS Group company, has announced the acquisition of BERNET Holding AG

This acquisition is part of CWS' sustainable growth strategy and was set to lead to a significant increase in market share in Switzerland. CWS is thus further expanding its international portfolio in order to be able to offer customers excellent services throughout the country.

BERNET is firmly established in the Swiss market as a reliable and proven provider of workwear, healthcare and hygiene services. The acquisition enabled CWS to further expand its range of sustainable service solutions in these areas.

BERNET has production and warehouse facilities in St. Gallen, Bronschhofen and Lyssach. Bronschhofen in particular, with its modern, state-of-the-art laundry, offers CWS high potential for further growth in eastern Switzerland and ensures nationwide service throughout Switzerland.

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Barbian, Managing Director CWS Workwear Switzerland & Austria, said: "We are looking forward to joining forces and exploiting synergies in order to further expand our services together with our usual high level of commitment in Switzerland. Both companies share the same values, stand for quality and customer-oriented action, and focus on providing reusable and sustainable products. Together, we will become the largest service provider for workwear, healthcare and hygiene in Switzerland."

Beginning January 1, 2023, CWS integrated BERNET over a 12-month period. The former owner of BERNET, Alexander Wild, has accompanied the integration process.

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