Quite a few businesses operate an OPL within their site and find the addition of laundry machinery such a benefit rather than waiting for one of the large laundry collection companies to arrive.
“Flexibility is the thing all businesses crave for and having a minimum of a washer and dryer installation gives any company leeway to take care of some, if not all their laundry needs,” says AGS director Mary Simons. “At AGS we are involved with a range of hotels who acknowledge, appreciate and have the space to offer small launderettes for their clients. “It would appear that one apartment/ hotel chain we deal with has taken a decision to ensure that a small laundry/ launderette is within all their sites which it would appear appeals not only to their clientele but to their staff too. “Many clients are quite transient and travel lightly and therefore need to launder garments regularly which they can do without leaving the site and hunting for the local launderette. This particular hotel chain favours 6kg washers and 6kg dryer.
“We also install AGS dosing units and AGS detergents, so our customers have the whole package. The only thing hotel clients need to do is to either put their money in the coin slot, purchase a token or use the contactless payment system so hopefully the expense of setting up an OPL is paid for, in the end by the customer.”
Simons continues: “We have found that the above projects work extremely well and have gone on to install and set up more of these sites throughout London. It is commonplace for us to offer a fast response should our client need onsite assistance. “Our client base also includes schools, synagogues, hairdressers, drycleaners, boarding schools, day schools, colleges, sports clubs, garment manufacturers, golf clubs, caravan sites and vets to name but a few. Machinery sold into these sites vary in size from the smallest to the largest range but like everything, once you have had and used it, it is very hard to do without it.” AGS prefer to be involved in new build projects from the beginning, which enables us to ensure that the site gets the correct laundry equipment for their site. “From a client’s perspective if an OPL is an afterthought it is usually too late to accommodate their total requirements,” said Simons.
The equipment that works well in an OPL environment ranges from an Electrolux 6kg washer up to a 28kg, with tumble dryers complimenting the washers to complete the process, says Simons. “If you can add automatic dosing and AGS detergents, then you are all set and ready to go. AGS sell new Electrolux Professional machinery which ensure utility savings especially as the equipment is available from our large stock of Electrolux Professional goods.”