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Meadowlea Saddlery

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Equine Laundry Proves Profit Generator at Meadowlea Saddlery

Meadlowlea Saddlery is a successful supplier of saddles, tack and equestrian supplies in Petersfield, Hampshire. The business has grown quickly in its first three years and soon received numerous enquiries for rug washing to complement its tack and rug repair services. Originally it outsourced rug-washing to a third party, but as demand continued to grow it approached Girbau UK for advice on setting up its own rug washing laundry.

Girbau recommended and installed an MS-617 washer that is big enough to handle the largest winter-weight rugs. The machine was installed with a full range of programs specifically designed for cleaning and reproofing rugs. Meadlowlea also installed wall-mounted rug-rack driers.

“The rug-washing side of the business has been a runaway success from day one”, says Darren Rolls, manager at Meadowlea Saddlery. “ It’s helping us to grow and is already a good profit generator.”

“Word is getting round that we offer a rug washing service and that is bringing new customers in to see us. If an old rug is beyond economic repair, we also have the opportunity to sell the customer a replacement.”

The Girbau washer is already in use seven days a week and Rolls is considering buying a second machine to ensure the business can meet demand through the winter.

Meadlowlea chose to purchase the new washer with the benefit of Girbau’s unique Complete Laundry Care scheme. With no requirement for up-front capital and all rental and maintenance cover included in the monthly payments, the business can accurately predict its operating costs. It also has the added peace of mind of knowing that if a service call is not attended within 24-hours, then it will get a whole month’s rental for free.

Meadowlea Saddlery chose Girbau UK for:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Expert laundry advice
  • Rapid-response service call-out
  • Dealing direct with the manufacturer
  • Complete Laundry Care finance package
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