European leader in linen & workwear rental, laundry services,
hygiene and well-being services

A leading employer

Elis was born in 1883 with the creation of Grandes Blanchisseries de Pantin, founded by the Leducq Family and renamed Elis (short for Europe Linge Service (Europe Linens Service) in 1968. In 1970, Elis began to spread elsewhere in Europe, starting in Belgium and Spain before moving on to Portugal and Germany, thanks to a pro-active acquisitions policy. In parallel, the group diversified its activities and invested in the rental/maintenance of water coolers and coffee machines and in ultra-clean services. The Group is now a leader in Southern Europe and South America (with a strong presence in Brazil and Chile).

Since 2015, Elis has been listed on Euronext (SBF 120) in Paris.

Our business model consists of offering items for rent rather than sale. This way, we can foster enhanced cost and quality control and better environmental safety. We put our industrial expertise to work for our 400,000 clients so they can concentrate instead on their core businesses. As a service provider with its own industrial machine, our success is based, first and foremost, on the more than 45,000 men and women who promote our services to our clients every day.

Our backbone is built on strong values: respect for others, exemplarity, integrity and accountability.

We want to share these values with you and include you in our success.

Group dynamics

image dynamique collectiveThe backbone of our human resources policy relies on four key pillars: attracting talent, allowing them to blossom, training them and helping them grow.

We have been able to capitalize on the best of our history as an SME and a family firm through the values of proximity, autonomy and trust whilst giving our employees career prospects and professional fulfilment worthy of a major listed international group.

Our growth and development owe nothing to chance but are instead the fruit of a dynamic human resources policy that is intent on talent development.

Our activities

Our client markets

  • Industry

    • Agri-food
    • Building, Public Works & Finishings
    • Logistics & Transport
    • Municipalities
    • Automobile
  • Commerce & Services

    • Mass Retail
    • Services & Offices
    • Beauty, Spa & Fitness
    • Cleaning Companies
  • Healthcare

    • Healthcare Institutions
    • Independent Healthcare Professionals
  • Hospitality

    • Restaurants & Bars
    • Hotels

Portofolio of services

  • Work clothing

    • Traditional
    • Personal protection equipment (PPE)
    • Ultra-clean (UC)
    • Clothing dispenser
  • Linens

    • Bed linens
    • Bathroom / beauty linens
    • Table / Kitchen linens
    • Patients linens
    • Guest laundry (AD3)
  • PIMW

  • Sanitary

    • Hand washing
    • Hand wiping
    • TP distribution
    • Feminine hygiene
    • Washroom hygiene
    • Air
  • Beverages

    • Water coolers (networked / bottled)
    • Coffee (filter / pods)
  • Floors

    • Mats
    • Mops
  • Pest control

    • Rat extermination
    • Insect treatment
    • Disinfection
    • Pigeon removal
    • Hood treatment

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An engaged employer

The Elis Group was built on the functional economy, that strategic, ground-breaking innovation that aims to offer goods and services from a perspective of sustainability. This involves selling the use of a good, rather than its ownership.

We provide a rental/maintenance service. We are all committed to a real social and environmental responsibility process. Whether by cutting our use of water, energy or laundry products, implementing “eco-designs” or reducing the impact of our delivery channels, the whole staff at Elis has been committed to supporting an ambitious corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy for a number of years now.

Download the CSR brochure