Laundry startup Zipjet, acquires Paris based competitor Cleanio
Rocket Internet’s Zipjet merges with competitor Cleanio, combining forces on the Parisian dry cleaning and laundry market // Cleanio Co-Founders Florian Legris and Richard Gozlan, join Zipjet as senior management team members
Zipjet, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, today announces a merger with French competitor Cleanio with the goal to consolidate its position as the European market leader.
Zipjet, numbering among Startups.co.uk’s ‘App of the Year’ 2016 nominees, acquires Cleanio, a competitor in Paris, with immediate effect. The merger sees Zipjet gain an even bigger stake in the dry cleaning market, making it the European key player to watch in 2017 and beyond.
As part of the merger, Zipjet welcomes the Cleanio founders Florian Legris and Richard Gozlan to the team. As Zipjet’s new Global Head of Operations, Richard will head up all operational processes in London, Berlin and Paris. Florian will take over the role as Paris City Manager of the combined platforms and will oversee the migration of existing clients from Cleanio to the Zipjet platform.
Florian Färber, Zipjet’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, commented: "We are extremely excited to begin working with Richard and Florian and to welcome them to the Zipjet family. Their skillsets are a great additions to the team. By merging with Cleanio, we are continuing to expand our footprint in the capital to help make laundry liberation a reality for millions more Parisians.”
Florian Legris, Cleanio Co-Founder commented: "After an exciting journey of three years, we are extremely happy to merge with Zipjet. Joining our forces is an amazing opportunity to create an undisputed leader on the European market.”
How the service works:
Zipjet invites its customers to order via its app or website. Customers can choose from a range of laundry and dry cleaning services, as well as convenient pickup and delivery slots. A driver will arrive at the specified address with two bags - one for dry cleaning garments, and another for wash and fold items. Once processed, customer’s garments are then delivered clean and fresh at the scheduled time. Garments can be cleaned, ironed, folded and delivered to customers in as little as 24 hours from pick up.
Zipjet is Europe's leading on-demand laundry & dry cleaning service. Founded by Florian Färber and Lorenzo Franzi in London in 2014, the company has since expanded to Berlin (2015) and Paris (2016). Zipjet's mission is simple: to revolutionize the way laundry is done, liberating consumer tedium and enabling customers to unlock new time. With high quality cleaning and turnaround in as little as six hours, Zipjet promises to take the hassle out of laundry. Simple. www.zipjet.fr
Cleanio is on-demand dry cleaning & laundry app based in Paris. Founded in 2014 by Florian Legris & Richard Gozlan, the company is leading the French market. Since the creation, the Cleanio team has always had the same ambition: make laundry easy as pie!
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