Xeros has announced that company’s polymer bead-based laundry systems are now available in Australia. Xeros has signed Richard Jay Pty, Australia's largest distributor of commercial and industrial laundry machinery to install and service Xeros' cleaning solutions into the Australian states where severe drought conditions are driving demand for ecologically sustainable solutions.

Currently nearly 90% of Queensland is experiencing severe drought conditions after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897.

Mark Nichols, chief executive of Xeros, said: "This agreement again demonstrates the success and value of our Forward Channel Partners programme, creating a scalable sales and service network that is allowing us to accelerate our growth into new geographic markets."