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Electrolux meets high standards of Hotel San Pietro

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Sunday in PositanoIl San Pietro di Positano, a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux, is much more than a posh hotel, it is the emblem of exclusivity. Relais and Chateaux, established in 1954, is an association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs – and becoming a member is quite an achievement.

The transcendental Hotel San Pietro di Positano, overlooking the bay of Positano, is a unique blend of luxury, passion, and simplicity.  From the main terrace you can gaze out to the coast as far as the Faraglioni of Capri – or enjoy the breathtaking, world famous view of Positano. A perfect balance of nature and architecture, the hotel seems hidden within the mountains of the Amalfi Coast, yet the terraces unexpectedly offer an unparalleled view of the sea.

Electrolux Professional Laundry and kitchen equipment at Il Pietro di Positano.
Electrolux Professional Laundry and kitchen equipment at Il San Pietro di Positano.

Vito Cinque, Director and Owner of the San Pietro, believes in unequivocally providing his guests with the very best of everything. “We have two restaurants: the Michelin-Star awarded Zass (nickname for my Uncle Salvatore) and the Carlino on the beach front (in honor of my Uncle Carlino Cinque, the hotel founder). For the Zass kitchen we chose Electrolux Professional solutions, and for the Carlino we went for the most prestigious Electrolux brand, Molteni. Electrolux Professional has been our only supplier for both the kitchens and laundry,” says Vito Cinque.

Electrolux's Molteni brand takes center stage at the Carlino restaurant at Hotel San Pietro.
Electrolux’s Molteni brand takes center stage at the Carlino restaurant at Hotel San Pietro.

The beautiful Molteni suite, chosen for superior performance as well as the possibility of customization, stands in the center of a spacious room: 2,8 x 1,3 m of power and a one-of-a-kind design. With brilliant stainless steel and chrome trim, the Molteni stove was designed and built with three different preparation areas: the left side for starters, the center for first courses, and the right side is dedicated to cold dishes, salads, and desserts. For the meat and fish dishes, the unmatched Molteni Rôtissoire was the preferred choice, in black enamel, stainless steel, and chrome.

Linens and towels at Il San Pietro di Positano are expertly cleaned with Electrolux Professional Laundry equipment.
Linens and towels at Il San Pietro di Positano are expertly cleaned with Electrolux Professional Laundry equipment.

The hotel recently chose Electrolux Professional Laundry solutions including washers, dryers, and ironers, for its internal laundry operations. Electrolux professional laundry equipment is designed for reliability, low water and energy usage, long-life, and low running costs. Electrolux is constantly working on reducing the environmental impact of its products and factories according to the strictest standards – while providing customers with best-in-class laundry solutions and innovations. Champions in efficiency and sustainability, Electrolux has been recognized by CDP as a Climate Performance Leader, Global Compact 100, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, RobecoSAM Sustainability, and was named by Forbes as one of the World’s most reputable companies.

Mr. Cinque is extremely pleased with the Electrolux products, installation, results, reliability and support. “We work especially well with Electrolux.”

Laundry infection control made easy with Electrolux

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Centro-Residenziale-Al-Parco_01The Residential Center “Al Parco” in Verona, Italy started its activity in 1812 as an answer to the critical need for elderly care in the city. Continuously expanding over the years, it now boasts a total of 9 facilities throughout the area, offering a combined capacity of 700 beds, hospice and other services.

The mission of the Center is to provide the best assistance to the patients, fully respecting their privacy and dignity. The only way to do this efficiently is by placing the person at the center of attention, a commitment that begins first and foremost with the special care given to personal hygiene and to their personal effects.

For this reason, the Center chose the Electrolux Professional barrier laundry solution, in order to obtain full control of the disinfection of the residents’ garments ensuring the best results.

The new laundry offers a joint service for all 9 facilities. It is organized in two completely separate areas, one for loading the dirty laundry and the other for unloading the clean, washed laundry.  The two zones are divided by a glass wall for maximum lighting and visibility and separated by a “filter” zone which prevents the risk of bacterial contamination, guaranteeing a total sanitation process. This new layout not only ensures the correct flow of the operations of collecting, washing, drying and ironing but, above all, allows sorting of a huge amount of laundry in a short time.

Centro-Residenziale-Al-Parco_02Here are just a few of the reasons why they chose the high-tech solutions provided by Electrolux Professional:

Turnaround times were halved: washed items are returned to the guests in a shorter time;

The working environment of the operators was significantly improved: air intake/expulsion from the dryers is always external. This, in addition to the customized ventilation system, brought the ambient temperature to about 75°F with the possibility to also adjust the two areas independently;

Infection control and the prevention of cross-contamination. The Centre has full control over its linen hygiene:  Not only provides risk management, but peace of mind for the patient and families.

The Residential Center “Al Parco” is an exemplary story of innovation and determination in the pursuit of excellence.

Five-star Chedi Andermatt chooses Electrolux

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Electrolux Professional – the right partner for the five-star hotel and deluxe resort, The Chedi

At Electrolux Professional, we understand the positive difference the right tools and instruments can make.
At Electrolux Professional, we understand the positive difference the right tools and instruments can make.

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“The choice to have Electrolux Professional on board as a partner proved to be a great success,” shares the Gastronomy Project Leader of Adermatt Swiss Alps AG. The company was impressed with Electrolux Professional’s planning department and vast experience.

The open kitchens in The Chedi Andermatt are capitalized as upscale gastronomy: all hotels have four open demo kitchens as well as studio kitchens, where guests can see behind the curtains of the culinary happenings.

Western Cuisine / Asian Cuisine / Breakfast and Cold Dishes / Dessert Workshop

Electrolux Professional provided the complete solution for food services and laundry.

Complete kitchens, including backup and production kitchens in the basement, were equipped with modern and efficient kitchen appliances from Electrolux Professional: customized induction stove, combination steam oven, pressure steamer, freezer and much more.

“I appreciate the user-friendliness of Electrolux very much,” says Mansour Memarian, Executive Chef of the newly opened restaurant in The Chedi Andermatt.

Electrolux Professional designed, delivered and implemented complete dishwashing facilities in the hotel as well: from the rinsing machines to the glass and basket washers up to the pan washers.

Electrolux Professional Laundry Equipment – complete solutions from a single source

Electrolux Professional laundry solutions save time, energy, and water... while increasing productivity.
Electrolux Professional laundry solutions save time, energy, and water… while increasing productivity.

Even more important – Electrolux is unique in its ability to provide sustainable professional laundry and kitchen equipment; the complete solution from one source. The laundry facility is equipped with Electrolux washers and dryers, wringers and finishing machines.

Kløvningsten brings the community’s nursing home laundries under one roof.

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Klovningsten_01At Kløvningsten, both institutional textiles and private clothes are well taken care of. Run by the Sarpsborg community, Kløvningsten receives laundry from five long-term care homes, four residence homes and approximately 70 elderly living at home. Kløvningsten is able to process the laundry quickly and effectively thanks to the installation of six barrier washers and six dryers from Electrolux Professional Laundry Systems.

The idea came a few years ago. They started to plan a new large laundry installation as an alternative to each of the smaller care laundries in the community.

Jan-Erik Einarsen, Service explains why they chose Electrolux Professional:

We wanted to work with a supplier with a high level of knowledge who could deliver the solutions and products we needed. Local service and fast delivery of spare parts was also very important. That’s why we chose Electrolux Professional.

Just last year, Kløvningsten opened its doors to a new building and new machines. Today, with the same budget, they are able to wash and finish over 11,000 lbs more laundry per year!

Today, Kløvningsten employs 12 people sharing 6.5 positions within the company. The employees take pride in their jobs and do their utmost to supply top service and results. On average, 3,153 lbs. are washed daily, with the capacity to do much more as necessary.

The installation of the Electrolux Professional barrier washers divides the clean laundry from the soiled side by a plexiglass wall. This solution improves communication between the two sides making it more efficient for the staff.  Electrolux Professional barrier washers also stop the spread of infection and cross-contamination and provide superior risk management.

The Electrolux LKlovningsten_02aundry solutions installed:

  • 2 x WPB 4700H Pullman machines
  • 2 x WSB 4250H Barrier washers
  • 1 x WSB4500H Barrier washer
  • 1 x WB 4180H Pocket barrier
  • 1 x W4240H Washer
  • 3 x T4550 Dryers
  • 3 x T41200 Dryers (tilting)

Electrolux first commercial laundry manufacturer endorsed by HACCP International

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Electrolux Professional is the first commercial laundry manufacturer endorsed by HACCP International

Cross-contamination and related food borne illness are currently one of the major issues in the food processing industry, both for consumers’ health and, due to food recalls, also for the industry’s profitability. The main priority is therefore bacteria control and uncompromising hygiene practices.

Following careful analysis of laundry operations worldwide, Electrolux Professional developed Line 5000 laundry solutions that help to meet HACCP’s strict criteria. Electrolux Professional is the first and currently only HACCP International certified laundry manufacturer. Electrolux’s full line including front load washers, barrier washers, ironers and fitting solutions have been awarded the accreditation.

“The Certification Electrolux Professional has been awarded is usually reserved for food service equipment, so this is a milestone development for the manufacturer. It re-affirms thW5180H_righte crucial role laundry equipment can have in contamination control, playing its part in preventing outbreaks and illness across the globe,” commented Richard Mallett, Managing Director of HACCP Europe.

“Following the experience we already have in the UK and Ireland, we plan now to extend the HACCP certification globally,” remarks Electrolux Professional’s Eugenio Filoni, Global Segment Manager for Special On-Premises Laundry.

Laundrylux hires Jon Gershman for PLUS Business Development

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JonGershmanLaundrylux is pleased to announce that Jon Gershman has been hired for PLUS National Business Development. PLUS – the Professional Laundry Utility Service – by Pluslux, is the revolutionary program that creates cloud-based laundry solutions for the healthcare and hospitality industries, seasonal businesses, drycleaners, and other institutional laundry customers.  It is available currently for the on-premises market and will be introduced to the coin-op business in 2015. With PLUS, customers receive brand new Electrolux Professional laundry equipment with no capital expense, a lifetime parts & labor warranty, and industry-leading Smart Dosing System which eliminates over-consumption of water and laundry chemical resources. PLUS customers only pay for what they use, so it functions like other utilities such as water, gas, and electricity.

Jon’s main tasks are to drive growth through PLUS distributors nationwide, develop new National Accounts for PLUS in addition to prestigious PLUS National Accounts such as Hilton.

“Jon comes to us with a proven track record of building best-in-class brands as well as sales organizations,” shared Neal Milch, Laundrylux CEO and founder of Pluslux. “His entrepreneurial experience and innate sales professionalism make Jon the perfect fit for creating new strategic partnerships and driving the PLUS business to new heights.”

Cody Milch, Vice President for OPL and PLUS, notes, “We have already seen the impact with Jon on-board, and his base in Los Angeles allows us to cover a national geography effectively. We have already added two additional dedicated professionals to the PLUS inside sales team so that Jon, our Regional Business Development Managers, and myself can rapidly scale PLUS and our OPL opportunities.”

After graduating from the University of Arizona in 1998, earning a Bachelor’s degree and a spot on the water polo team, Jon began his sales career in commercial real estate, first for Insignia/ESG based in Connecticut, and then Cushman & Wakefield in New York City. While there, he also established the philanthropic Caring and Warmth Foundation, providing resources for Manhattan’s inner city public schools.

In 2002, Jon launched his first entrepreneurial endeavor – EATS.com. Serving as president, Jon helped grow EATS.com into a leading restaurant informational portal and social networking site for food enthusiasts. After being acquired by Delivery.com in 2009, Jon continued his career at the online ordering website as the vice president of sales until 2012, when he decided it was time for something new.

Staying on as a Delivery.com shareholder, Jon launched Lights In The Business, a consulting service providing high-level sales and marketing strategies for a wide range of businesses, from hospitality to consumer products. However, when he heard about PLUS, Jon couldn’t imagine a better career move.

“When I first learned about PLUS, I immediately realized that Neal Milch and I shared a philosophical vision on the future of the industry,” said Jon. “PLUS is a game-changer, offering amazing solutions and financial advantages for a wide array of businesses from hospitals to hair salons. I had to be a part of it and make a contribution. I’m excited about getting the word out and furthering its expansion.”

“I am honored to be a part of an innovative company that is expanding its product offering, merging modern technology with the needs of the customer,” shared Jon.

Jon currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Andrea and his English Bulldog Carmine.

Old Course Hotel turns to Electrolux Professional Laundry innovations

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oldcoursebridgelrRight on the world-famous Dukes Golf Course and overlooking the incredible Scottish coastline, the five-star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa offers some of the most luxurious accommodations in Scotland. The acclaimed hotel sits alongside the world-famous “Road Hole”– the 17th on the Old Course in St. Andrews.

Highly regarded among professionals and leisure golfers, the hotel is also well known for one of Europe’s most advanced concepts in total well-being, providing an unequaled spa experience. With hundreds of towels, robes, and sheets used by the on-site therapists each day, the spa’s laundry facilities must keep up with the demand and the workload to meet its required 24-hour turnaround.

The Old Course Hotel decided to take full control over its spa laundry to maintain the highest level of customer service while reducing operational costs. It recognized Electrolux Professional Laundry as the best solution provider for handing the entire scope of the project from initial stages of feasibility analysis to the final installation.

OldCourseHotelElectrolux Professional laundry solutions for the Old Course Hotel Spa
Soft-mount, high-spin Electrolux washers were matched with high-performance Electrolux dryers engineered to save water, energy, and increase productivity.  Electrolux washers have unique innovations such as AWS (Automatic Water Savings) which saves up to 30% on water. Other features include RMC (Residual Moisture Control) allowing for precise control of remaining moisture in the load and reversing cylStAndrewsclubhouseinders which reduce energy consumption and protect linens and towels from tangling and overdrying.  Electrolux professional washers and dryers are designed to shorten the process while producing the highest quality results.

Maintaining highest levels of service while reducing expenses
Spa Manager Andrea Molloy is pleased with the set-up. “Having the machines on site means we can run things really efficiently. We have much more control over the prioritization of the spa laundry, which means we can be sure of maintaining our high levels of customer service at all times. Being able to save on costs is also a major benefit and means we’re able to further invest in the business.”

PLUS – perfect for drycleaners, hotels, nursing homes, and more.

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Are you struggling with laundry problems and expenses? Are you tired of down time and service calls? Do you need to replace old, worn-out equipment, but have no budget for it?drycleaners

PLUS is the revolutionary new innovation from Laundrylux where we deliver and install your new Electrolux Professional Laundry equipment for FREEYou have zero capital investment and no long-term lease or contract! Simply use the equipment as needed and pay ONLY for what you use. Imagine, no expensive linen rental or commercial laundry contract – and no warranty worries because parts and service are included for life.

PLUS means no surprise repair bills, no down time, no capital investment in equipment, and no more laundry headaches. PLUS frees up your capital for more urgent business priorities.

Satisfied customer Tommy Ciccarone, owner of Parkway Cleaners in Pennsylvania, sees his business growing because of PLUS. “We have one large plant that does all the work for our 10 satellite stores and our 6 pick-up and delivery commercial accounts.  I had ordered a Wascomat wetcleaning machine because our business is growing, but cash flow issues hindered us from buying another drycleaning machine which are very expensive. By putting in a wetcleaning machine, I was able to increase my production for a quarter of the price.  Since about 85% of all stains coming into a drycleaning shop are water-based, the wetcleaning model worked out perfectly and was a great solution. Then my distributor, the O’Mara brothers whom I know for a dozen years, told me about PLUS by Laundrylux.  With this new program, I received 2 Electrolux Professional high-speed soft mount washers at no cost up front, not even for the installation and delivery.  It’s a “pay as you go” system – you only pay for what you use.  I now have 3 high-speed washers and they are cranking out the work.  On top of this, the PLUS washers spin faster and have two special features – AWS and Smart Dosing – which save on chemicals and water. I could not be happier.”

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Electrolux to spend $86 million on North American headquarters expansion

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This expansion, the second in three years, will help support the Electrolux Professional and Wascomat commercial laundry equipment brands as they continue to grow in North America.   

Electrolux will invest $85 million in a 20-year lease agreement, as part of the development of a second building adjacent to its existing headquarters.???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

The new six-floor, 375,000-square-foot building featuring LEED certification and solar panels, is needed to meet Electrolux’s 3-year plan to hire 810 new employees. The jobs are in the areas of research and development, marketing, design, engineering, supply chain, finance, IT and executive management.

“We are excited to see Electrolux expanding as Electrolux Professional and Wascomat laundry equipment brands continue to rapidly gain market share in North America,” states Neal Milch, Laundrylux CEO. “Electrolux is a global leader in sustainability and innovation, and we are proud to have our distributors come to Electrolux North America’s world-class facility for hands on product training.  This expansion further illustrates the company’s commitment to its customers and partners.”