Speed Queen, the global leader in vended commercial laundry, has claimed another milestone this month with the 500th Speed Queen-branded store opening in Warsaw, Poland.

The Speed Queen stores are revolutionising the concept of self-service laundry in Europe, according to Marco Treggiari, director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Speed Queen-licensed stores. In Poland, Speed Queen represents today more than 50% of expanding laundromat market.

 “Their design, unique washing and drying performance, comfort and elegance all contribute to transform the idea of messy and dirty places into elegant spaces that customers enjoy visiting and entrepreneurs are proud to own,” said Treggiari.

Owned by Jazek Zilinsky, the Woldarzewska Street location is his ninth Speed Queen store, making him one of the largest owners under the Alliance brand.

The store features a premium look and feel and central payment system.

As with all Speed Queen stores, Zilinsky's laundry features fast, efficient Speed Queen softmount washer-extractors, ranging in capacity from 14kg to 24kg, and three 14kg stack tumble dryers.

“The support and knowledge of the Speed Queen team has been instrumental in the success, not only of this location, but my other stores as well,” Zilinsky said. “From store design and décor, to the technology and quality of the equipment, this concept has all the elements to change the industry and help investors dominate their markets.”