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Armstrong Laundry Equipment Provides a Popular Additional Facility to North Wales Campers

Armstrong Laundry Equipment Provides a Popular Additional Facility to North Wales Campers

The stunningly situated Llyn Gwynant campsite, on the edge of Llyn Gwynant lake in the Snowdonia National Park is popular with walkers and climbers in all seasons.  Open all year, the site has a number of hook-up bays for caravans and camper vans which must be booked, and large camping fields for tents.  “Obviously we’re quieter in the winter,” Rachel Garden, director of the business, told us “but we do get some camper vans and ice climbers.  Our really busy times are spring and summer bank holidays and school holidays – we could have anything up to 1000 people on the site, though a few hundred is more normal.  From mid-May to September we are always busy.”

The site was already very well equipped, but about 18 months ago it was decided to offer another service to visitors – a laundry.  So Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems were asked to supply two coin operated Horizon 10kg capacity stacked washer/dryers.  The laundry is in the main reception building and is proving very popular with visitors, especially families.  “Some campers are only with us for a couple of nights, so don’t necessarily need the laundry,” Rachel said, “but others stay for a week or more, and those in caravans and camper vans, may have already been on the road for some time.  We find many people welcome the chance to do some washing.  It’s a boon for families, especially when the weather isn’t too good, with children getting wet and muddy in the countryside.  The laundry is an important part of the high quality facilities we offer our visitors.”

The stacked Horizon washer/dryer laundry centres which were re-launched in 2015 feature easy to read electronic controls. The washer has a 97 litre (10kg) drum, 20% bigger than the previous model, but with no extra utility consumption.  This is because a 1200rpm spin on final extract produces 440G to remove more water which consequently shortens drying times and dryer energy inputs.

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What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home