At last month’s Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo in Shanghai, Maytag Commercial Laundry announced its investment in the expansion of commercial laundry products and programs supporting investors in Asia Pacific. The Maytag brand is committed to supporting the development of vended laundry operations in the region, according to the company.

In addition, Maytag celebrated the installation of its multi-load washers – a multi-capacity line of products designed for vended and on-premises laundry applications – at Wonderwash in Singapore.

With products and support programs from Maytag Commercial Laundry, entrepreneurs and small businesses can gain access to turnkey services, solutions and innovation across the region, where the demand to build self-service laundries is growing rapidly.

In Asia, many households lack dryers or even washing machines that can accommodate large loads.

“Self-service laundromats or laundry stores are among the most flexible and simple small businesses to operate,” said Carlos Vasquez, senior manager of sales strategy and business operations for Maytag Commercial Laundry, Whirlpool Corporation. “Through Maytag Commercial Laundry’s global support network, our customers have access to innovation that can handle the industry’s toughest loads, while delivering ongoing value and helping businesses optimize return on investment. Our broad network of distributors also helps investors navigate the nuances of different business sizes and their local markets.”

With more than 40 outlets across Singapore, Wonderwash is a 24-hour, unattended, self-service laundry operator. Wonderwash is the laundromat brand of Silkare PTE Ltd., a distributor that operates more than 100 laundromats throughout the region.

“As Wonderwash is self-service with no attendants on-site, we depend heavily on reliable machines to give our customers a seamless experience that will keep them coming back,” said Tan Tiong Pen, owner of Wonderwash. “By teaming up with a leader in commercial laundry like Maytag, we are confident that we can deliver the high-quality of service that our customers expect from us.”

Maytag Commercial Laundry works with 120 distributors in more than 90 countries, and is recruiting partners to further strengthen its commercial footprint in the Asia Pacific region.

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