WHY TO INVEST IN A LAUNDROMAT?
SOME SUGGESTIONS AND INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE STARTUP INVESTING
As a first step, we consider it useful to send you some general information that will guide you step by step in your investment, machine selection, localization and laundry management.
As you will know, you do not need any license for opening a Self Service Laundry. The business is commercial and therefore it is not required even the entry in the crafts register.
The machinery is manufactured in Italy, with Italian components, which guarantees easy supply on the spare parts market with delivery times and highly competitive costs.
BEYOND THE DIRECT PURCHASE, LP LAVANDERIE OFFERS THE SERVICE OF “LOCATION OF GOOD INSTRUMENT” RENTAL FORM OF LICENSE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO START OR INCREASE YOUR LAUNDRY ACTIVITY WITHOUT SUPPORTING INITIAL INVESTMENTS.
WHATEVER THE AMOUNT IS, THE MACHINERIES WILL BE PAID WITH A PREDETERMED AND FIXED CANON FOR ALL THE DURATION OF THE LOCATION, FROM 24 TO 60 MONTHS INCLUDING INSURANCE ALL RISKS.
ADVANTAGES OF THE INSTRUMENTAL LOCATION:
- SOME FIXED COSTS FOR ALL THE LOCATION PERIOD
- NO INITIAL INVESTMENT AND NO ANTICIPATION
- MORE LIQUIDITY FOR YOUR ACTIVITY
- TOTAL TAXABLE AVAILABILITY
- POSSIBILITY OF REPLACING MACHINERIES AT THE END OF THE LOCATION PERIOD WITH OTHER NEW OR REDUCED GOODS WITH A MINIMUM PERCENTAGE QUOTATION
- TOTAL INSURANCE ALL RISK OF COMPANIES INCLUDING ANY DAMAGE PROVIDED BY VANDAL ACTION OR INACCURATE USE.
So that’s a reasonable cost without any surprises.
Because stores can be made in different types, we consider it useful to indicate some possible variables
- Washer centrifuges are highly recommended at high speed (RPM 1000)
- Dryers: Gas or Low Power, or Steam Electric
- Centralized Coin, Single Coin Counters, or Coin Boxes and Keyboard and / or Card Reader
- Adoption of electronic control unit connected to peristaltic pumps, for the introduction of detergents, hygienic softener automatically without the end customer having to worry about nothing.
- Graphic image dedicated to various aesthetic solutions or name and graphic design and advertising to choice and customer care.
In practice all that the customer desires can be realized and inserted into the project. There is no such thing as a franchise, as it is not said.
It depends a little on the budget it intends to spend on this investment.
In any case, we start from the only supply of machinery with the execution of the executive drawings, to pass on the possible graphic and advertising implementation of the initiative, to the “keys in hand” implementation.
By experience over the years, and also being owners of self-laundry we believe that the investment is really interesting. However, its success depends heavily on the location of the shop and the technical feasibility of the chosen restaurant.
Self Laundry can be created in any room by selecting the type of machinery depending on the technical possibilities of the room itself.
The first choice concerns the possibility of installing Gas Dryers, which require a dedicated stainless steel chimney with a diameter ranging from 250 mm to 400 mm, depending on the charge capacity and the number of dryers to be installed.
Alternatively, modern electrical installations are nowadays easy to install, using both low-power dryers and heat recovery systems as well as boilers for the production of hot water with electric heaters. In this case, the dry airs of the dryers can easily be downloaded out of the chimney, eliminating the flue gas, after filtering the dust from the dryers.
If this is not possible, non-exhaust air dryers can be used outside (closed circuit) with heat pump and hot air recovery that will not be ejected outside, but recycled inside the dryer itself .
In this case, installation costs will be minimal, while the cost of the device, its maintenance and management costs will surely be higher than the other two solutions.
With great clarity and simplicity, we have a few key points for the good project success:
- Choice of shop depending on the location and facilities (visibility, parking nearby, possibly flue gas).
- Balanced investment between Washing Centrifuges with a load capacity of 9/10 Kg and 16-17 Kg and Dryers of Various Capacities.
- Use of the Centralized Fund. Not just simple tokens, which, although always available, do not allow management control, loyalty to customers, but above all, are more complex. The Centralized Charge Management from 1 to 12 units automatically delivers a prepaid card, handles differentiated pricing between loyalty holders and unreliable customers, allowing the customer to go to the store with banknotes or coins, Cuts of 10 cents of € uro, which is much safer than any bills or thefts of any other system that dial with the operator in 4 languages, detailing all the operations done with now, type of machine, cash-in, remnants , Etc, etc. Inside the case. A product that, among other things, allows the keys to be left to the “supervisor” without having access to the money and which, however, guarantees and protects the manager 100%. They do not need to change money inside the store, as they themselves have the management of the remnants with a regular license.
In any case, you should check out the locale you are looking for or getting ready to look for.
From our side, we have available, after receiving a local floor plan, to develop through our Design & Development Center a possible solution for your shop and at your disposal to plan your own visit. Obviously in the face of his real investment will.
These are generally performed by local craftsmen who will follow the executable drawings we made at no extra cost. All the systems will be mounted externally on the walls, so there is no need to make traces in the walls or floors. Of course we are also available to supply the Hand Key Service directly or through our associates at customer’s request.
With regard to utilities:
- If you choose Gas Dryers and Boilers: remember not to exceed 100,000 Kg / Cal, which also requires certification by V.V.F.F.
- Discharge: can be drained into sewer. Decrees and permissions will be discussed separately, at the appropriate time.
- Water Connector: 1 “Counter is recommended. If not available, a storage reservoir must be inside, the capacity of which varies depending on the number of washing machines.
- For Electricity: When using gas, 10 to 15 Kw for 10 cars, air conditioners, lighting fixtures, light signs etc. will suffice. In the case of a whole electric plant it goes from a 25 Kw contract to one with 40 Kw open Depends on the quantity and type of machinery.
- Permissions. They must not be released except in some special cases. Within 7 days of formalization of the order, we are thinking of drawing designs for electrical, gas, hydraulic, drainage, plasterboard, insignia. All you need. In order to comply with the regulations in force, then these drawings are sent to a Vs Confidence Zone Professional (or to one of us appointed for your account), who will implement a project for the electric, one gas (Necessary above 30,000 Kg / Cal) plus a DIA For plasterboard, if the local commune requires it.
- Square meters are not a problem. Depending on what is available, you can structure your store. The ideal, however, is about 35-60 square meters.
- Machine life can be safely evaluated as “multi-decade”.
For any other information, please do not hesitate to contact us.