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Large Speed Queen Dryers from Armstrong a hit with customers of Dhobi World Launderette in Uckfield

Large Speed Queen Dryers from Armstrong a hit with customers of Dhobi World Launderette in Uckfield


Last year the Dhobi World Launderette in Uckfield replaced their three existing dryers with four Speed Queen 35lb capacity gas heated dryers.
According to owner Richard Balkham the new dryers have proved very popular with his customers – their large capacity means that people are less likely to have to wait for a dryer,
and “particularly at this time of year we get a lot of customers coming in just to use the dryers when they can’t dry laundry outdoors,” he told us. Richard said he had seen quite
a lot about Armstrong in the laundry press, and got several quotes when he was re-equipping, and Armstrong came out best.

The launderette is open from 9.00am – 7.00pm seven days a week, and is attended Monday to Friday. During this time the attendant offers a service wash service to private customers as well as local b&bs and a number of sports clubs for washing kit, plus a duvet service.

The Speed Queen dryers comprise a high quality, corrosion resistant drum with embossed easy-to-clean front and side panels and a large opening stainless steel door which can open to 180o making loading and unloading easy even with very large items. The dryers Dhobi World selected have a capacity of 17.4kg, but the dryers are available with capacities from 11-24.5kg (217-491 litre) with two twin door dryers offering a total of 30-42kg (602-842 litre)capacities.

Richard told us he was very happy with the new dryers which have been largely trouble free since he got them, and with the service offered by Armstrong.

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