Cherry Tree picks up Lapauw UK & Ireland distribution rights Cherry Tree Machines, the long-established UK industrial laundry equipment manufacturer and supplier of Cherry Tree pocket washers and dryers and Lavatec products has agreed terms with Lapauw NV to distribute Lapauw equipment, including Ironing lines ( Ironers, Feeders, and Folders), tunnel finishers, trolley washers, logistic systems (bag systems, conveyors) etc The agreement also covers Lapauw spare parts and engineering. “This deal will raise awareness of the Lapauw brands with the commitment to excellence that both Cherry Tree and Lapauw will offer to end users”
Steven Renders, CEO of Lapauw comments on the deal as follows: “We are very excited to announce this agreement with Cherry Tree. Discussions with Paul and Bob have been very pleasant. It is clear that both of our companies share the same goal of supplying high quality laundry solutions to our customers, accompanied with an excellent technical service support leading to the lowest possible total cost of ownership.”
Cherrytree have further strengthened their team employing highly qualified Nick Mitchell, as technical / project manager with over 30 year’s experience. He will oversee any new equipment enquiries and new builds working with Wim Demeyer, Lapauw sales network manager. Cherry Tree has also partnered with Shane Weir with 28 years engineering experience in the Industrial Laundry Industry. This will help bring together a wealth of experience across all makes of industrial laundry equipment.
The Cherry Tree site at Blackburn, Lancashire hosts service support staff and is at the same time appointing additional fully experienced engineers and gas and boiler engineers covering all aspects of industrial laundry needs. The UK laundry industry can now expect total support 24/7 to all Cherry Tree and Lapauw products within 12 working hour response to service call outs with spare parts off the shelf in 90% off all cases.
Cherry Tree also offers a selection of preventative maintenance packages to suit most budgets including a free of charge visit to premises to price a package. “The all-new ‘Cherry Tree First’ offer to the industrial laundry industry and independents includes lower hourly rates, on-time call out, discounted parts provided you commit to call us first for your service needs. Not to mention the huge savings that can be made through well maintained machinery. Cherry Tree will continue to provide service and back-up for multiple makes of machines and has a new repair packages available call us to discuss your options.
Cherry Tree’s aim is to increase customer satisfaction offering a quality high level of service and a working relationship with all Industrial laundries throughout the UK.
Lapauw and Cherry Tree have been working to developing high quality laundry equipment, known for their reliability and lowest operating costs in the industrial laundry sector around the world. The partnership for both companies’ businesses and customers is positive and allows us to drive forwards in delivering quality products and services.
About Cherry Tree
Cherry Tree has been providing a range of industrial laundry machines and solutions since 1882 including tilting open pocket washers, open pocket dryers, three pocket washers and original
remanufactured Cherry Tree machines. In October 2017 Cherry Tree achieved ISO 9001-2015, an industry first.
About Lapauw International
Founded in 1933 by the Lapauw family, Lapauw International (www.lapauw-international.com) was taken over by Philippe D’heygere in 2010. Under the leadership of D’heygere and CEO Steven Renders, the company has quickly transformed itself into a dynamic and leading market player.
Lapauw current product line includes full solutions for ironing, washing, garment finishing and clean rooms.
Throughout its global organization, Lapauw is dedicated to providing its customers with innovative and ecological laundry solutions, tailored for each market’s unique needs, challenges, and requirements. With safety as a primary value, we focus on quality, productivity, longevity and low total cost of ownership. We foster education, integrity and mutual respect for our customer partners and our team members.
With more than 100 people at its Belgian headquarters, own offices and dealers around the world, the company has an average yearly growth rate of around 15% and has delivered machines to satisfied customers in more than 50 countries.
Bob Mills, CEO Cherry Tree: BobM@cherrytreemachines.co.uk
Steven Renders, CEO Lapauw : firstname.lastname@example.org