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ALSCO State of the Art Commercial Laundry Goes Live

23rd February 2012

ALSCO State of the Art Commercial Laundry Goes Live

ALSCO, supplier of rental linens, mats and uniforms, has opened its new state of the art commercial laundry in Palmerston North to service businesses across the lower North Island.

The purpose-built central Hub was completed in December and officially went live this week. It is designed to provide an efficient level of service to customers, using the latest technology, with a much reduced effect on the environment. The development will handle production for service centres in Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Wellington and Napier.

ALSCO NZ Chief Executive, Tony Colenso explains: `We are pleased to bring this centre online as part of our continuing investment in New Zealand. This development allows us to bring a more efficient, high quality service to our customers. Not only that but we further improve our ability to achieve compliance standards, which is particularly important for our food service clients due to regular industry auditing.

Key environmental benefits of the Hub include:

• Enhanced natural lighting, energy efficient systems that utilise heat recovery, specialised roof insulations and central ventilation systems.
• Water consumption reduced by nearly 40%.
• Gas consumption reduced by the purpose built hot water generator.
• A trade waste system that incorporates two separate treatment stations, will lessen the risk to the environment.
• Heat will be recovered from water discharge and used to pre heat incoming water.
• Electricity demand will reduce due to the use of modern efficient equipment equipped with inverter drives.

ALSCO, originally the New Zealand Towel Supply Company, has been providing services to New Zealanders for over 100 years. It specialises in providing fully managed rental, leasing and laundry services for linens and uniforms, washroom and hygiene products, business consumables and managed first aid systems.

The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ALSCO Inc, a family owned company which employs 2500 people in Australasia and 15000 people worldwide.

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