Goodbye ‘labandera?’ Laundromat era dawns in PHL urban neighborhoods

By Rizal Raoul Reyes 

Leading distributor of premium laundry machines, Technolux, has recently introduced its entrepreneurship program for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to go into the laundry business.

Eugene Corpus, sales supervisor for consumables and laundry of Technolux, said the self-service, coin-operated laundry business has a great potential, especially these days as demand for self-service, coin-operated laundry machines continues to rise over time owing to different factors, foremost of which is the added convenience sought after by busy students, professionals, and families to employ a more time- and cost-efficient way of doing their laundry.

With the innovations through the years, Corpus said, these laundry equipment have undergone major improvements and have become user-friendly.

Corpus said one of the most important components of a successful laundry business primarily depends on the machines’ speed, capacity, and durability.

For sure, an operator would like his customers to be able to do their laundry in a quick and efficient manner, which only reliable washers and dryers can guarantee, he stressed during the recently concluded Laundry Expo held at the SMX complex in Pasay City.

The Technolux business package offers premium equipment carrying the IPSO and Primus names that belong to Alliance Laundry Systems Network, the global leader in commercial laundry. These equipment are smartly designed and equipped with the latest technology to boost efficiency and reduce water, energy and detergent costs.

Technolux offers different ways to get into the coin-operated laundry enterprise. Clients can simply purchase individual IPSO/Primus washers and dryers so they can start their own business by themselves.

Moreover, Corpus said, interested parties can choose from the following packages:

Business Package No. 1 (Start-Up) is ideal for new entrepreneurs wanting to launch their first coin-operated laundry business within a 30-square meter (sq m) space. This includes five units of stackable IPSO/Primus washer and dryer, 250 tokens, 10 laundry baskets, a table for folding clothes and another table/counter for staff, plus six units of monobloc chairs for the customers.

Package No. 2 (Established) clients will get 10 units of IPSO/Primus stackable washer and dryer, 500 tokens, 20 laundry baskets, three rectangular tables, one table/counter for staff, plus 12 units of monobloc chairs enough for 50 sq m space.

Package No. 3 (Expansion) includes 15 units of stackable IPSO/Primus washer and dryers, 750 tokens, 30 laundry baskets, two tables, one table/counter for staff, plus 18 monobloc chairs for 80 sq m space.

Technolux also regularly conducts training and seminars with topics, such as operating machines, simple troubleshooting, and the ins and outs of the laundry business for interested entrepreneurs.

“What sets Technolux apart from other distributors is that clients are assured of the best heavy duty commercial washing machines and dryers complete with a two-year comprehensive warranty and a preventive maintenance service free for one year. Plus, a service response guarantee time of 24 hours to avoid down time for clients. No other distributor provides such solid support to their clients,” said Alex Dumayag, vice president for laundry division in a news statement.

Corpus said clients of Technolux could expect comprehensive support, hauling and delivery of machines and installation and commissioning. Further, he said, Technolux would walk the extra mile by inspecting the sites, advising clients on design and layout of the space, supervising construction and staff training.

With their 43-year excellent performance in customer service, Corpus said, every business package would be provided a round-the-clock call center facility that will respond to any inquiry 24/7, plus a fleet of motorcycle-riding technicians.

“Now is the best time to invest in a coin-operated laundry business because, aside from the increasing demand, Technolux’s self-service, coin-operated laundry business gives you the options tailored to your needs, premium machines, technical service support and a chance to grow your business exponentially. We invite entrepreneurs to partner with us,” Dumayag said. (BusinessMirror)