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Matting for all purposes Anyone who thinks that producing mats is not spectacular should take a closer look at the Austrian company Kleen-Tex Industries. With extensive experience and a sharp eye for current trends, Kleen-Tex constantly finds new developments and innovation in the matting production. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS I PHOTOS: KLEEN-TEX INDUSTRIES
Originally starting the business in the US in 1967, the companyâ€™s European headquarters are currently in Kufstein, Austria, with a sister factory in Poland, as well as a sales office in the United Kingdom. All of the mats produced for the European market are also manufactured in Europe. In practice, the fabrication of standard designs for businesses and industrial clients is done in Poland and the designing of photo-realistic prints and customised products in Austria. In order to ensure the highest possible quality, big parts of the production process are done by hand.
In a crowded marketplace Kleen-Tex is not only striving for the best quality, but also uses diversification to set itself apart. While the textile services division is aimed at the professional laundry industry, the commercial and industrial division seeks to address the needs of business and public buildings. In the latter a recent innovation was the development of a joint-friendly matting for standing workplaces. Furthermore, the promotion division offers an extensive matting portfolio for advertisement and marketing purposes. Finally, with its home and living as-
sortment and the product line wash+dry, Kleen-Tex focuses on design-centric mats for end consumers. Like all of Kleen-Texâ€™s products, the wash+dry collection adheres to current safety standards and ecological regulations. Whereas functionality is key in the industrial sector, wash+dry is made to create and highlight living comfort and inspire design-loving consumers. In coherence with the latest fashion trends this line comprises an annual collection of aesthetic mats, which is sold both in stores and through online retailers. Also, like the name says, all of the matting can be cleaned in your washing machines and dryers. Together with the material quality of the mats, this guarantees a high hygiene level and a long product life. www.kleen-tex.at www.wash-and-dry.eu Issue 37 | April 2016 | 15
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