Aramark announces Vestis as new name for uniform spin-off

Published: 8-Sep-2023

The facilities management and uniform specialist Aramark has created Vestis, for the purpose of placing an emphasis on making a positive difference in the lives of customers and teammates

Aramark has announced "Vestis" will be the name of the new company to be created through the expected spin-off of its uniform services business. This follows Aramark’s previously announced plan to separate Aramark Uniform Services (AUS) to create an independent, publicly traded company.

“Vestis” is the Latin word for garments and clothing and is the foundation of the words “to dress” in a number of languages. The name captures the uniform rental services business offering. It also has a deeper meaning when it is used in the Latin phrase “vestis virum facit” or “clothes make the person.” Vestis will use a descriptor, Uniforms and Workplace Supplies, to describe the full breadth of its offering.

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“Our new name, Vestis, connects us to our purpose as an organisation – deliver uniforms and supplies that empower people to do good work and good things for others while at work,” said Kim Scott, President and CEO of Aramark Uniform Services and appointed CEO of Vestis. “We are grateful to our customers for the opportunity to continue to deliver services and products that help their teammates work confidently, comfortably, and safely each day. We are also excited about our future as an independent, publicly traded company and we remain confident that great things are ahead for our teammates, customers, and shareholders.”

Vestis will continue to offer uniforms, as well as full-service rental programs and workplace supplies. Its comprehensive service offering includes floor mats, towels, linens, managed restroom services, cleanroom, and first aid supplies. Upon the completion of the separation from Aramark, Vestis will have about 20,000 teammates and serve approximately 300,000 customer locations.

We are on the path to creating two independent industry leaders able to focus solely on their core strengths and expertise

- John Zillmer, Aramark’s CEO

John Zillmer, Aramark’s CEO, said: “This announcement is a milestone moment for Aramark and our uniforms business. We are on the path to creating two independent industry leaders able to focus solely on their core strengths and expertise. I have confidence in the deeply experienced leadership team at Vestis and their strategic vision, and I look forward to seeing the team continue to achieve great things in the future.”

With its announcement today, Vestis also releases its new company logo, a bold and complementary combination of orange and navy blue that exudes warmth and a new energy, balanced by its strong confidence and deep experience in the industrial laundry industry. The mark resembles a shirt collar, which also represents the “V” in Vestis. The company will transition to this logo and other brand identity elements following the transaction completion.

Analyst day

Vestis looks forward to sharing further details on its strategic framework for the next phase of value creation at the company’s upcoming Analyst Day on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, that will be streaming live via webcast at 9:00 am ET on the Aramark Investor Relations website.

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