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Wicks Farm Caravan Park relies on Armstrong to keep its launderette fully operational

Wicks Farm Caravan Park relies on Armstrong to keep its launderette fully operational


Wick’s Farm, a 5-star caravan park in West Wittering, has been running equipment supplied by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems in it’s on site launderette for about 15 years. At the end of 2012 it was re-equipped for the second time with three Speed Queen heavy duty washers and matching Speed Queen gas heated tumble dryers.

The park has 73 static pitches for holiday homes for owner occupiers and 40 spaces for tents or motor homes, all with electric link-up. The static site is open all year although of course much busier in the warmer months, and the rest of the site is open from March to November. In addition to the launderette, on-site services include a shop and extensive play area – Richard Shrubb, who owns the site, explained that it is very much geared towards families. From this year the site will also be offering some camping ‘pods’ offering comfortable, secure accommodation without the hassle of putting up a tent. The site has been awarded a Gold Bellamy Conservation Award for its commitment to preserving the rural environment and creating a habitat for wildlife.

The launderette is open 24 hours a day and, according to Mr Shrubb, “Both the equipment and the service from Armstrong has been excellent. Obviously during the season the launderette is very busy and if ever there’s a problem with a machine, which is rare, Armstrong always get in to fix it very quickly. We were glad to find them because our previous arrangement was a disaster.”

The Speed Queen washers have a 79 litre stainless steel tub offering three regular and three energy saving cycles and a 710rpm extraction speed to spin clothes dryer. The dryers have a wide door opening and a programmable timer in one-minute intervals from 1-64 with a cool down of 3-6 minutes.

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