Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare have reappointed Girbau as their preferred laundry partner for a further three years.

Trusted names in the care sector for three decades, Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare provide a home from home style of care for more than 2,400 people in the UK. A high-quality laundry service for bedding, towelling and residents’ clothes is a vital part of its complete range of services.

Girbau will provide Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare with their full Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) cover including all labour for one or two pre-arranged preventative maintenance visits per year, plus a gas safety regime and a reactive pay-as-you-go breakdown cover on laundry equipment across all of Sunrise’s 45 national sites.

The agreement also details three laundry refurbishment projects planned for the first 12 months which will include Girbau’s extensive and complimentary laundry design service covering site surveys, CQC compliant laundry design, full M&E CAD drawings and equipment specification to meet care home capacity needs. Several care homes in the group have already been upgraded in earlier programmes, typically with at least two Girbau HS-6017 19kg capacity washers, two 55lb capacity Girbau Pro Series II gas dryers as well as a roller iron and steam iron/table.

Laundries at the Sunrise homes are in use 12 hours a day, seven days a week, so equipment reliability and service support were important factors in the choice of Girbau.

“Girbau has supported Sunrise for more than 10 years. They give us good maintenance support and customer service with absolutely no fuss. They are very responsive,” said Adam Keens, director of facilities at Sunrise Senior Living.  “Girbau equipment offers the best balance of equipment reliability and operational efficiency.”

Ross Kaberry, Girbau’s national account manager for Sunrise added: “We are delighted Sunrise Senior Living & Gracewell Healthcare have chosen Girbau UK as their preferred supplier of commercial laundry equipment and servicing for the next three years. As part of our commitment, we will deliver the highest service standards possible, ensure statutory compliance across the estate and deliver high performance eco-friendly equipment solutions with the latest technologies. Sunrise Senior Living & Gracewell are a fantastic organisation to be partnered with and we look forward to supporting their strategic plans going forward.”

PREFERRED PARTNER: The upgraded laundry of Sunrise of Westbourne in Bournemouth

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