Cotton Way

Founder and leader of the Russian market of textile product rentals and professional treatment - washing, dry-cleaning, disinfecting.

RDIF, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and other leading institutional co-investors made a joint investment in Cotton Way, Russia’s leading commercial laundry and textile management company.


Key facts

  • Cotton Way became one of the first success stories of industrial outsourcing companiesin Russia. Successful work during the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014.
  • Newest and the most efficient factory in Sochi was commissioned.
  • Sustainable management of resources. As a result of a modernisation programme, water and energy consumption is now four times lower than at other factories.
  • The introduction of an innovative automated system to manage accounting and track property has reduced costs to clients by up to 20%.
  • Corporate governance has improved and profitability has reached record levels.
  • Year of investment: 2014.

Investment strategy

Improvement in industrial efficiency, including outsourcing