New lease of life

24 April 2015

A makeover and investment in new Girbau washers has transformed The Launderette in Stoke-on-Trent.

Within weeks of opening turnover has more than tripled, helping to deliver a rapid return on investment for Dave Robson, proprietor of Staffordshire Cleaning Solutions which took over the once-struggling business.

Sound advice and support from Girbau UK before the refurbishment project started, together with a swift and seamless installation of the new equipment helped to kick-start the successful turnaround at The Laundrette.

"For me as a newcomer to the laundrette business, Girbau listened carefully to what I wanted to do and gave me good advice through every stage of the process from design and installation to day-to-day operation," Dave Robson said. 

To replace five ageing washers The Laundrette installed four new Girbau HS-6008, 9kg capacity washers and two Girbau RMS-617 18.5kg capacity machines. All are provided with coin-op controls, which are simple and easy for customers to use.


The Girbau HS-6008 high-spin model has been top-rated for energy efficiency by US body Energy Star and is ideal for everyday washing. The RMS-617 washers offer twice the capacity making them suitable for large loads and items that people cannot fit in domestic machines, such as quilts up to King size.