Laundrex India Expo
“This is the first time that a show on such a grand scale is being organized in India. I for one, thoroughly enjoyed the show — its contents and my own participation,” said veteran laundry consultant Vijay Rodda.
The first-ever exclusive show of the laundry industry in India, experienced high activity with the stalls being flooded with visitors all through the three days. “Finally, we have a platform for laundry,” said exhibitors and visitors alike. The knowledge sharing and networking session on day two, Laundrex Net, added to the success with retail laundry visitors interacting with experts, attending the entire presentation and panel discussion sessions and experiencing the live demo at the stall. Delegations from far off places, including Hyderabad, Kanpur, and as close as Pune, met exhibitors to set up laundry facilities and to upgrade their existing machines. Dry cleaning and finishing were widely discussed at the knowledge sharing session.
Sharing their views, few of the exhibitors said:
Ankur Gupta, Director, Quick Clean Pvt. Ltd: “Our company sees great business opportunities in Indian marketplace. At the Show, our partner Electrolux has come up with new RFID tracking technology, a truly innovative product for large consignments of washables that can now be tracked across the process chain from anywhere.”
Rajev S Kumar, CEO, Wasmaatic: “We offer an entire range of laundry equipment. This includes hot air recirculation, in built heat plate exchanger systems and external heat plate exchanger systems from STAHL, Germany. This is an innovative system launched at the Show. These systems can be installed over the top, on the back wall, specially fabricated support systems or on the side of the Dryer wall, reducing drying times and reducing energy consumptions by up to 30%. We are already doing one-of-its-kind of such project for the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, Mumbai.”
Uwe Stahl, CEO – Gottlob Stahl Wäschereimaschinenbau GmbH: “Laundrex India was a good experience overall, with full occupancy and some relevant queries raised by the visitors and professionals. We are a full-service supplier of efficient, innovative, durable and service-proven laundry systems, with a comprehensive range of product portfolio, including washing machines, laundry dryers, flatwork ironers, folding machines and centrifuges. Laundry market is more-often driven by quality and is lesser dependent on local market variation with focus on cost effectiveness and better quality.
We do provide customised solutions to our customers, but we choose the middle way with more care towards environment. I am sure customers too will understand this. The Laundrex Expo has been very impressive for us, as we met well informed customers seeking specific solutions to match their needs. Stahl tries to address their exact requirements through its distributor network in India for quick after sales services.”
Timothy Nymberg, VP, Asia Pacific-Hydro Systems: “This is my first time at the Clean India Expo, hence had no expectations while coming in. I have found the show extremely positive. Chemical companies, laundry owners and operators have come together with willingness to improve their existing technology and commitment towards lean & green practices. We looked upon the show as an opportunity to get acquainted with the Indian market.”