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West Wickham launderette owner says Speed Queen Dryers from Armstrong are ‘the best’!

West Wickham launderette owner says Speed Queen Dryers from Armstrong are ‘the best’!

Woman holding a basket of washing in front of Speed Queen gas operated stacked tumble dryers

Joe Savoia has owned The Launderette in West Wickham, a relatively well-off suburb in the London Borough of Bromley, for the past five years.  Early in 2015 some of the dryers needed replacing and Joe went to Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems who installed four Speed Queen gas operated stacked tumble dryers – three of the 2 x 13kg machines adding to two that he already had, and one 2 x 20kg machine.

According to Joe the launderette is mostly used by local residents and they do tend to do quite a lot more drying than washing, but they also have a busy service wash business, especially of larger items such as duvets.  They have one washer reserved for pet bedding and other related items.   In addition they handle football kits for several local clubs.  The Launderette is open from 7.00am to 10.30pm and is attended from 9.00am to 5.30pm on weekdays.    There is ample parking at the rear of the shop for people who want to leave their washing while they do their grocery shopping.

Joe told us that both he and his customers are delighted with the dryers.  “They are definitely the best on the market,” he told us.  “Practically nothing goes wrong with them, and if there is a small issue Armstrong’s excellent technical department are there on the telephone to help me fix it myself – they will do all they can to save you money on a call-out.  I haven’t actually had to call anyone out in the two years I’ve had the machines – but I know that if I do they’ll be quick and efficient with that too”.

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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