When Mohammed Salim, owner of the Posh Wash launderette in Stafford, needed to get new dryers, he went to Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems having been very pleased with dryers from them in another launderette in the past. Armstrong supplied and installed four gas headed 2 x 14kg Speed Queen stacked dryers.
Posh Wash, situated on the outskirts of Stafford near the large MOD Beacon Barracks, has a large and varied catchment area. “In addition to local residents,” Mohammed told us, “we get a surprising number of tourists from all over the world, some staying at the bed and breakfast accommodation in the surrounding countryside and some en route to the Peak District and the Lakes.”
Having owned launderettes for 26 years, Mohammed has a lot of experience and knowledge about what customers like. He believes that launderette customers need to feel safe, and that many prefer to use a service wash rather than sit in the shop for some time. He told us that is why the launderette is fully attended and open from 8am-8pm seven days a week, running service washes including a duvet service throughout the week. “We also live on site so there is always someone around. Our service washes are very popular,” he said, “and we do a lot of washing for local football, rugby and other sports clubs.”
Simple to use, reliable machines are also obviously very important to the success of a launderette operation. These Speed Queen machines are very simple to use, and with the stacked arrangement, can handle two large loads in the same footprint as a single dryer, maximising space for the operator. “I have been very pleased with the new dryers,” Mohammed said, “and I know my customers like them too.”
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