At the start of 2017, we were proud to officially launch our brand new £5 million commercial laundry, one of the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly laundry facilities in the UK.
At the official launch on Tuesday 24 January, we were joined by our business partners, the Mayor of Great Yarmouth and two of Norfolk’s best-known chefs, Roger Hickman and Richard Hughes, as we unveiled the new site to the media.
Increasing our capacity by 25%, our new site is capable of processing 500,000 items, such as napkins, towels and table cloths, every week, and boasts the latest technology to increase our efficiency. We have also taken big steps to invest in new, innovative ways to minimise our impact on the wider environment. Our aim is to reduce our water consumption by 40% and our total energy consumption by 30%.
Richard Turvill, managing director of Camplings Linen said: “Three years in development and with an investment in excess of £5 million, we’re proud to unveil one of the most innovative, environmentally responsible and technically advanced facilities in the UK, and stake out our ambitions to become the most productive, quality laundry in Europe. After completing the transition, we’re now fully operational and have never been in a better place to take on new contracts or larger orders from existing clients.”
All 120 employees have transferred to the new factory, safeguarding jobs for the future. While a £150,000 grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership will fund the creation of 10 new jobs for local people.
Click here to view a 360 degree image of the new factory. And read more about our expansion below: