Scottish textile services company Fishers has opened a new ‘super laundry ‘ in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, and unveiled new livery for its fleet of trucks.
The new laundry was officially opened by Marc Crothall, chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), and is located 11 miles from Glasgow's city centre in Palacecraig Street, Coatbridge. The facility has the capacity to wash and dry around 600,000 items of bed linen and towels a week for its existing customers' 8,000 hotel rooms and potentially 4,000 further rooms.
The project required an investment of £5 million and features advanced laundry equipment, high tech camera inspection equipment for quality assurance and radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning, which allows Fishers to accurately track the movements of hundreds of thousands of linen items.
Michael Jones, Fishers managing director, said: "We're immensely proud of our new super laundry, which underlines our commitment to investing in the business in order to service the needs of our customers in the tourism and hospitality sector here in Scotland. Being close to our customers is really important to us and this new facility brings us 60 miles closer to the growing Glasgow hotels market.
Crothall added: "Scottish tourism contributes £12 billion to the country's economy. Our Tourism Scotland 2020 strategy relies on the support of companies like Fishers to deliver high quality value for money experiences at every stage of the customer journey. Fishers' commitment to providing high quality linen and a first class service to hoteliers and restaurateurs helps to ensure that we achieve this."