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Multiple launderette owner buys all his dryers from Armstrong

Multiple launderette owner buys all his dryers from Armstrong

Ivan Gaetan of Central Wash is a highly experienced London launderette owner, now owning four launderettes, one of which he has been running for 25 years. The Central Wash sites are in Crawford Street W1, Queensway, Star Street Paddington and Moscow Road Bayswater. The Queensway one (photographed) is reputedly the oldest coin-operated launderette in the UK, having been on the site since 1949! These launderettes service a varied clientele including students, young professionals and tourists. They are all staffed right through opening hours offering service washes, a duvet service and dry cleaning.

Mr Gaetan is delighted with his Speed Queen dryers supplied by Armstrong. Mostly he buys the Twinstar® 2 x 30lb capacity stacked tumble dryers, gas heated. “Up until about seven years ago I was using dryers from another supplier”, he told us, “but they were a nightmare – they only seemed to last a few months before they started breaking down all the time. So I switched to Armstrong and the Speed Queens and I’ve never looked back – I just wish I’d found them earlier. They are extremely reliable – hardly ever breaking down. If they do, it’s usually something simple like a belt which I can fix myself, but even on the odd occasion when I need an engineer to call they will often come the same day, or certainly the next day.”

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