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Shepton Mallet Launderette owner Relies on Armstrong dryers

Shepton Mallet Launderette owner Relies on Armstrong dryers

Brian Dunton owns The Wash Tub, the only launderette in the country town of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, which he bought eight years ago. He had previously owned a launderette in Devon where he had installed Speed Queen Loadstar & Twinstar tumble dryers from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems. “Those dryers were really excellent,” he told us, “so when the dryers in my new launderette needed replacing I had no hesitation in going back to Armstrong”.

Brian installed two Speed Queen Loadstar 14kg capacity tumble dryers and two Speed Queen Twinstar stacked tumble dryers, each providing two x 15kg capacity. Once again Mr Dunton is delighted with their performance.

The Wash Tub is open six days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Mr Dunton is in the launderette much of the time and in addition he has two part time staff so that it is always attended. As well as standard service washes, they operate a duvet service.

In the winter there are quite a lot of football kits and, he told us, the dryers are working flat out as local people can’t dry their washing outside. In the summer the launderette handles all the bedding and towels for large number of holiday let premises, “and we have a huge influx of business around the Bath & West Show and the Glastonbury Festival, both of which are nearby” he said. “Much of the self service business comes from Eastern Europeans who rent flats in the town and work in the local food factories”.

For further information on the Speed Queen dryers and other launderette equipment contact us and see how we can advise you to best suit your business.

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  • “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

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    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

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    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

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    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home