The laundry industry is constantly evolving. The previous impetus in the commercial sector, with facilities such as hospitals and hotels actively bringing the laundry process in-house, is becoming a victim of the harsh economies of scale in the sector. As the volume of laundry processed escalates, delivering profitability requires an increasingly sophisticated balancing act. Competition is fierce, and the margins are fine. Consequently, this is driving many to outsource to larger industrial laundry facilities, being unable to compete.
The pressures on in-house laundry managers are considerable. They are routinely taking on more responsibility, and this includes being acutely aware of developments in chemical dispensing systems, which enable them to keep up with the increased volume – while maintaining the edge on their competitors. Technology that can contribute to achieving or sustaining this advantage is fundamental and prized.