HASNAIN MANSOORALI, HEAD OF OPERATIONS, SPINNPRESS:
“Setting up a commercial laundry is not just simply buying a washing machine. A laundry equipment must ensure energy efficiency, reduced manpower expenses and operational safety. The technology is already evolved and available in the European and American markets. It is only a matter of adopting that technology and implementing them in India. At present, the market is in the nascent stage but is slated for exclusive growth in the near future. If you look at the market dynamics today, there is a lot of interest that is being generated from various quarters, which were not even expected. Laundrex India is just the beginning.”
ANUPAMA UMRAJKAR, OWNER – OCEAN WASH LAUNDROMAT:
“I came here to look for specific chemical based detergent solutions that can retain fabric’s softness in long term against harsh washing in machines. I found some solutions at stalls. Besides, I was also looking for some powerful laundry machines to support increased load of work at our premises, and I am planning to procure one soon from here.”
MAHENDRA SINGH RANA, GUEST SERVICE ASSOCIATE, ITC-GRAND CHOLA, CHENNAI:
“Laundrex India had some of the best and advanced systems along with innovative technologies showcased. We were also able to meet quite a few laundry system providers. In fact, the entire event was informative and more technology oriented which is a step in the right direction.”
The first-ever exclusive networking and knowledge sharing session of the laundry segment, LaundrexNet, organised during the Laundrex India expo received a very encouraging response with delegates coming in from retail, commercial, hospital, hotel and private laundry.
Elaborating the need for sustainability, especially in laundry where water, energy and other consumables cost tend to be on the higher side, Vijay Rodda gave valuable information on cutting cost and at the same time achieving quality output. In the panel discussion on “Towards Sustainability”, other panellists Uwe Stahl, Managing Director-Stahl, Germany, Timothy R. Nymberg, Vice President-APAC, Hydro systems-USA and Sumeet Verma, Managing Director- Buzil Rossari Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai extended their experts advice on issues pertaining to removing deep stains from coloured linen, retaining whiteness and costeffectiveness vs quality.
In another discussion on ‘Emerging Laundry & Dry Cleaning Trends’, Yvo Metzelaar, Managing Director, Pressto Dry, Sergio Calzati, Export Manager- Union, Italy and Maxie Lewis, Surekleen Services Pvt Ltd, Goa discussed the hurdles and opportunities in Indian market which is largely in the hands of unorganised players.Read more in the March issue of
Clean India Journal