Express Dry Cleaners in Eastbourne up their washing capability with a new Samsung washing machine

Getting in the big drum

Express Dry Cleaners in Eastbourne offers laundry services alongside its regular dry cleaning operation. As this side of the business has grown, owner Graham Flint found that his old domestic washing machine was just not up to the job. He has now replaced it with one of Samsung’s new professional washing machines.

“We needed something to give us more capacity but didn’t want to have a major disruption while it was installed,” says Graham Flint. “What attracted us to the new Samsung machine was its bigger drum, it plugs into a 13 Amp socket and it could use the existing plumping we had for the old machine, even down to the drainage. That meant it fitted perfectly into our workroom.”

Samsung’s new range of professional laundry equipment features ecobubble™ technology, which can reduce energy consumption by up to 70% compared to conventional washers. The ecobubble system generates bubbles before the wash cycle begins, by dissolving detergent in air and water. The detergent then penetrates fabric more quickly, evenly and deeply, which means operators can wash with colder water and still achieve perfectly clean results saving both energy and money.

“The quality of the wash is really good,” says Graham Flint. “It’s superior to other machines we looked at. We also needed something robust, as the machine has to do about 30 loads a week. It’s in operation every day Monday through to Saturday.”

The drum size is another important factor, with a weight capability of 14kg it’s far bigger than Express Dry Cleaner’s previous machine. Graham Flint finds they can wash either two single duvets or a double one without any problems. Mostly the machine is used for sheets and shirts.

“We couldn’t find anything else comparable for the price on the market,” says Graham Flint. “Other machines of that size and spec were really expensive. The Samsung machine came just within our budget and it does the job we need it to.”

Francis & Co supplied the machine to Express Dry Cleaners from stock so were able to carry out the installation and commissioning without delay.

Samsung’s range of professional laundry models are aimed at a diverse customer base including guest houses, dry cleaners, hair and beauty salons, care homes, sports clubs and boarding schools.

The range is available in the United Kingdom through Francis & Co, via a national network of distributors and laundry equipment specialists. Samsung is one of the world's largest brands. Samsung Professional Appliances distributes throughout Europe. All products are backed by a full parts & labour warranty.

For more information visit www.franciscopro.com or call 01403 211521.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Francis & Co is based in Horsham, West Sussex. The company, founded by Tim Francis and David Lawton, specialises in laundry equipment. See www.franciscopro.com for more information.

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