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National Dry Cleaners chooses Girbau wet cleaning equipment
"Dry cleaning is changing," says Adrian Redgate, director at National Dry Cleaners. Established in 1897 and based in Nottingham, National Dry Cleaners has an established reputation for high quality cleaning and outstanding customer service. Led today by Adrian Redgate, the great grandson of founder Henry Redgate, it remains a family business.
The company has an excellent working relationship with some of Nottingham's top fashion and bridal brands as well as retail outlets. Leading fashion guru Paul Smith is among National Dry Cleaner's well-known customers.
Expertise and attention to detail have been the main contributing factors to National Dry Cleaners' long-term success. Techniques and technologies of cleaning have changed immeasurably over more than 100 years and the company has always been a leader in adopting new solutions to keep pace with changing fabrics and customer needs.
"Dry cleaning is changing," says Adrian Redgate. "Wet cleaning is better for water based staining and although it requires pre-treatment, greater stain removal results can be achieved. It removes stains more quickly and is ideal for things like perspiration and drinks stains. It is also very good for delicate items with beads and trimmings, where it is much gentler. So, it complements our dry cleaning service."
National Dry Cleaners recently purchased a Wet Cleaning Ready Girbau HS-6017 Inteli washer. It uses this machine for wet cleaning and laundry work along with suede and leather cleaning, ensuring maximum versatility and productivity. The firm also purchased a Girbau HS-6023 washer, which it uses for flatwork like sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers, as well as for the added convenience for duvet washing.
"We chose Girbau for the high build quality and reliability of their machines, combined with the very good price," says Adrian. "The controllability, especially of the Inteli machine, was also a factor. They are easy to programme and making adjustments is easy too. We've developed a number of variations of the wet clean programs for the different materials we process."
National Dry Cleaners also has the steam-heated version of the Girbau Pro Series II dryer GU050 with the moisture control settings for drying of wet cleaned items.
"We've found this to be a very good dryer, and very controllable. The different humidity settings are ideal for different fabrics and help us to prevent overdrying and shrinkage," explains Adrian.
"Girbau has been very supportive and helpful from the beginning of the buying cycle through to installation and maintenance of the machines. We have an excellent relationship with them and they are truly a pleasure to deal with."
Girbau UK is part of the Girbau Group, a world-leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial laundry equipment for washing, finishing and handling textiles. With more than 55 years' experience and a commitment to customer service, Girbau meets the requirements of a wide variety of industries including hotels and guest houses, residential and nursing homes, hospitals, charities, leisure organisations, colleges, schools, sheltered housing, the emergency services, hairdressers, veterinary surgeries, kennels and catteries.
Girbau UK offers a free laundry design service and its service department caters for all makes and models of commercial laundry equipment.
10th March 2016