Industrial laundries are designed to work intensively for years, also taking into account water, detergent and energy consumption, spin power and other factors that contribute to efficiency, an essential feature that is critical for machines in this category. For this reason, it is imperative to define the different technical aspects and features that industrial washing machines need in order to be useful in fulfilling the function they are designed for. However, there is another aspect that should be considered, which is the classification of professional washing machines by industry. A washing machine for a vended laundry is not the same as one for a hospital, hotel or restaurant laundry, so each of them must be designed to meet the needs of every sector.

This abridged article by Girbau, a world leader in comprehensive professional laundry and textile treatment solutions focuses on the hospitality industry to shed more light on what sets industrial washing machines for this industry sector apart – as impeccable towels, sheets, bedspreads and uniforms make all the difference to quality in a hotel or restaurant. The work performed in the laundry, sometimes so distant from guests, has a direct impact on the guests’ impression of their stay at the establishment. It is for this reason that so many businesses in this sector prefer to have their own laundry, to control and guarantee the quality of cleaning and disinfection of fabrics.

So, in this industry, restaurants and hoteliers are looking for versatile, long-lasting machines that must of course deliver a top-quality wash while at the same time caring for the different types of fabrics, throughout the washing process, to maintain their texture, colour and aroma, taking into account efficiency and sustainability, concepts that are very closely linked. In this respect, Girbau supplies a wash system specifically for hotels, which can provide up to 40 percent in savings. This solution is flexible and adapts to the volume of throughput in each establishment to ensure maximum profitability.

Another aspect rated highly by hoteliers when choosing machines is connectivity features, thanks to solutions that allow the laundry to be controlled remotely – like Sapphire, the Girbau smart remote control software for laundry management that delivers a massive improvement in the way a laundry is operated and cuts down time and costs.

Finally, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, disinfection has taken on special importance to ensure people’s safety and health, even more so in hotels, restaurants and other leisure establishments. It should also be borne in mind that industrial washing machines for the hospitality industry can have tools to guarantee hygiene and disinfection in laundries, like the Disinfection Monitoring Package (DMP), the pioneering solution from Girbau designed specifically to respond to a pandemic scenario and viruses or bacteria of all kinds.

One of the principles in achieving a better world is to respect it, and this is why savings and sustainability play a fundamental role, both to protect the planet and to save money and ensure the viability of any business. For this reason the new Girbau Genius range of washing machines is designed to be perfectly suited to the hospitality industry, taking into account each and every one of the sector’s needs and challenges and always placing sustainability and energy saving centre stage through the latest novelties and solutions in this field to pollute less and to ensure lower CO2 emissions.