SHANGHAI — During Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo, an international textile care trade fair staged here last month, Maytag® Commercial Laundry announced its investment in the expansion of commercial laundry products and programs that support investors in Asia Pacific.
The brand also celebrated the installation of Maytag Multi-Load Washers in Wonderwash in Singapore.
With products and support programs from Maytag, entrepreneurs and small businesses can gain access to turnkey services, solutions and innovation across the region, where the demand to build self-service Laundromats is growing rapidly, the brand says. According to Nielsen data, 67% of people do laundry two times per week and 31% of people do their laundry every day. In Asia, many households lack a clothes dryer or even a washing machine that can accommodate large loads.
“Self-service Laundromats or laundry stores are among the most flexible and simple small businesses to operate,” says Carlos Vasquez, senior manager, sales strategy and business operations for Maytag® Commercial Laundry, Whirlpool Corporation. “Through [our] global support network, our customers have access to innovation that can handle the industry’s toughest loads while delivering ongoing value and helping businesses optimize return on investment. Our broad network of distributors also helps investors navigate the nuances of different business sizes and their local market.”
With more than 40 outlets across Singapore, Wonderwash is a self-service wash and dry laundry operator whose unattended locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wonderwash is the Laundromat brand of Silkare PTE Ltd., a distributor that operates more than 100 Laundromats in the region.
“As Wonderwash is self-service with no attendants on-site, we depend heavily on reliable machines to give our customers a seamless experience that will keep them coming back,” says Tan Tiong Pen, owner of Wonderwash. “By teaming up with a leader in commercial laundry like Maytag, we are confident that we can deliver the high quality of service that our customers expect from us.”
Maytag works with 120 distributors in more than 90 countries and is recruiting other partners to further strengthen its commercial footprint in the Asia Pacific region.