Cintas and Rubbermaid Announce Strategic Alliance
In its continual pursuit to provide customers with world-class products and services, Cintas Corporation and Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), jointly announced a strategic alliance to offer custom cleaning and hygiene solutions to Cintas customers. One of these solutions is a new co-branded microfiber offering that blends the superior performance of RCP’s industry-leading products with the service excellence of Cintas to provide a best-in-class facility maintenance system.
“As the demand for improved cleanliness, infection prevention and hygiene continues to grow, our customers require superior innovations to help them maintain clean and safe facilities,” said Mike Thompson, Senior Vice President, Cintas Facility Services. “This alliance allows us to expand the breadth of products available to our customers, providing them with the resources they need to maintain first-rate operations.”
Under the agreement, Cintas’ team of more than 6,000 service representatives will offer customers an exclusive line of RCP microfiber cleaning wipes and mops specifically designed for the rigors of the rental market. These products, along with other Rubbermaid cleaning tools, will be made available to all Cintas rental locations. Cintas’ full-service microfiber program helps customers maximize the removal of challenging pathogens in their facilities, such as Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Listeria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and salmonella.
The comprehensive offering ensures customers always maintain a consistent supply of clean, quality microfiber products. In addition, Cintas provides scheduled pickup and delivery services with specialized laundering to ensure the microfiber maintains its effectiveness and achieves optimal cleaning performance.
“Cintas has an unparalleled reputation for service excellence,” Bob Heisner, Global Vice President of Marketing for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “Their unique team of highly-trained field and service professionals enables them to get close to the customer and understand the unique challenges that they face. We look forward to working with Cintas on future innovations that solve these customers’ challenges.”
Through the alliance, Cintas customers will benefit from:
• Industry-leading Rubbermaid Commercial cleaning products available exclusively through a co-brand with Cintas
• Technical expertise
• Improved training and development resources
• Regular service visits from trained professionals who provide inventory management and commercially laundered microfiber with no upfront cost
“By bringing together these industry leaders, customers now have access to an unmatched combination of products and services,” added Dave Mesko, Senior Director of Marketing at Cintas. “This integrated offering makes it easier for customers to maintain their facilities to an even higher level of cleanliness.”