Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems has set up a laundry distribution company in France. Armstrong France will have offices in Le Puy and Vienne. It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the UK company and will cover a similar range of brands, including Alliance, Lapauw and Schulthess, for the French market.

It will be headed by Alain Richard as resident director. Mr Richard has long experience of the laundry equipment market and has been an Alliance distributor.