Alsco is a specialised supplier of Textile Rental Services (Towels, mats, uniforms), First Response Services (First Aid Kits, Defibrillators, Eyewash, Spill Kits and Civil Defence), Washroom Services (Hygiene and Sanitary), and Business Consumables.
Originally NZ Towel Supply, we can trace our kiwi roots back to 1910, many years before the term “Outsourcing” was coined. The Plowman Family owned NZTS for 88 years and remained steadfast in a vision which saw a service orientated business grow to be a major employer and a successful business contributing to the NZ economy.
Alsco NZ operates throughout NZ from 19 branches and marketing centres. Processing, sales, and distribution services are provided from Bluff in the south to Kataia in the north. Alsco holds a dominant share of a mature market.
We are in a labour intensive industry, providing secure jobs for kiwis. Our team have a total commitment to the customers we are privileged in servicing, ensuring Alsco efficiency, growth and profitability. Close liaison is maintained with manufacturers and other service companies worldwide. This is to ensure that technology levels are kept at the highest world standards appropriate to the markets being serviced by more than 1100 kiwis.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
Alsco is constantly looking for ways to improve our environmental focus, reduce our impact on the environment, and ensure we are a sustainable part of the communities we work and live in. This includes;
Carbon monitoring of Total Standardised CO2 Emissions for each Quarter compared to previous Quarter and previous year. Carbon & Sustainability Reports are prepared by Instep (a division of Asian Scientific Technologies Limited). Most Alsco branches are gold status.
A foundation supporter with a 3 year commitment to be a national partner to the Million Metres Streams Project, helping committed kiwis get large scale tree planting happening along our beautiful waterways.
Local Community sponsorship, Alsco is proud to be an active supporter of a wide range of not-for-profit, sporting, and local community organisations and initiatives. This aligns nicely with our involvement with our three key sponsorship initiatives with Medical Aid Abroad, Auckland City Mission and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Check it out at http://www.alsco.co.nz/alsco-sponsorship
Extensive Re-Use and Recycling of Products, Textiles no longer suitable for original use are re-purposed as industrial wipes and ragging. Alsco has joined the NZ Textile Reuse Programme, a collaboration of like-minded businesses to address the growing textile waste generated in our country.
Unrequired First Aid supplies and Sheets are diverted to charitable organisations, both in NZ and overseas.
Bags, Batteries, Cans, Plastics, Metals and Paper/Cardboard are recycled via accredited agencies.
Energy Efficiency gains, Heating water via heat exchangers using hot waste water. Energy efficient lighting systems and extensive use of natural lighting.
Reducing Fuel wastage and carbon emissions by utilisation of GPS technology to reduce travel distances and fuel use, and we replace a minimum of 8% of our fleet every year with more efficient vehicles.