In an exclusive interview with Peter Rankin, Managing Director at Girbau UK, we explore how the brand is the ideal partner for your on premise laundry. 

Please introduce us to Girbau and what the brand strives to achieve.

Girbau UK is a leader in the installation and maintenance of laundry machines in the UK. We work with leading hoteliers including Hilton Hotels Group, St Martins Lane Hotel, Landmark London Hotel, Apex Hotels, Sanderson Hotels and hundreds of independent operators. We offer a partnership approach that draws on more than 60 years’ experience in hospitality.

How can Girbau’s range benefit a hotel?

We are unique in the UK, offering a full range of both commercial and industrial laundry equipment, making us a perfect laundry partner for hospitality businesses.

How do Girbau washers and dryers work in line with sustainable initiatives and goals?

Girbau’s latest GS7 Genius washers and ED dryers feature a host of energy saving innovations that lower hotel laundry operating costs and improve sustainability.

The new internet-enabled Genius washers feature a robust chassis design, high levels of water extraction and a 10-inch colour user interface. Their sustained high spin speeds and a 450G extraction force (the highest available from any manufacturer) reduce drying time by at least 10% and drying energy consumption by up to 30%.

Genius washers also reduce energy consumption by up to 15%. Our tests on the Genius GS7018 found that it used 2.5 kWh for a full 18kg load cycle, compared to 3.5kWh for a comparable washer from a leading competitor. For a typical machine completing eight cycles per day, that’s a saving of £1,460 a year, based on an electricity price of 50p per kWh.

Six models are available with capacities from 9 to 32kg. All come with the sapphire cloud-based management system that allows you to completely monitor, manage and configure a laundry, giving greater control for energy efficient operation.

What makes Girbau stand out from other hospitality laundry services?

We advise on all aspects of laundry design including site surveys, laundry layout, full M&E CAD drawings and equipment specification. Each design is tailored to the individual business and site. Our nationwide service team of experienced company-trained engineers has direct access to factory spare parts, allowing us to respond quickly to any urgent customer calls.

How can our readers work with Girbau?

Contact us today to learn how to take control of supply, quality and costs with your own on-premise laundry.

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