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Reading launderette buy dryers from Armstrong as it is re-equipped after fire

Reading launderette buy dryers from Armstrong as it is re-equipped after fire

Man in white shirt putting washing into speed queen loadstar tumble dryer

The Elm Park Launderette in Reading has been on the site since 1952 and has been owned by Satanam Baines for the past 13 years.  In 2015 it was severely damaged by a fire and during last year was re-equipped prior to re-opening.  As part of the re-equipment programme Mr Baines bought three 17.4kg Speed Queen  Loadstar tumble dryers from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems.

The launderette is set on a busy main road in a largely stable residential area – Mr Baines tells us that he has many loyal customers that have been coming to him every week since he bought the site 13 years ago!   He says a significant number of local properties do not have washing machines, but he also gets a lot of drying only business, particularly in the winter.   In addition about 10% of his business comes from visitors to the town staying in local hotels and guest houses.  Local football clubs are also regular users of the launderette right through the season.  The launderette is open from 8am-8pm seven days a week and is always attended, with the attendant offering service washes.  A dry cleaning service is also offered although this is sub-contracted.

The launderette gets a number of 5 star ratings on Google.  “The launderette is always busy, and the Speed Queen dryers are very popular and very reliable,” Mr Baines told us.

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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