Laundrapp enters “multi-billion pound” commercial sector with Dior and Z-Hotels

2016 App of the Year's fleet of five vans and eight drivers will service everything from linen and staff uniforms, to table cloths and towels

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Laundrapp, which won App of the Year at the 2016 Startups Awards, has announced its launch into the “multi-billion pound” commercial laundry sector, with Christian Dior and Z-Hotels as its first customers.

Operating 364 days a year, Laundrapp’s fleet of five vans and eight drivers will service everything from linen, staff uniforms and shop stock, to table cloths, chef’s whites and towels.

The company has said it will increase the size of its fleet and team of drivers “exponentially” as demand for its commercial service increases. Existing corporates in its customer portfolio include the likes of Virgin, Marks & Spencer and Lloyds banking Group.

Founded by Edward Relf, Antony Pink and Nick Bransby-Williams in 2014, Laundrapp is an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service available in 100 towns and cities across the UK, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.

The three-time Startups 100-featured app has been downloaded 250,000 times to date and – now backed by over £10m in funding – has plans to expand to a further 15 international markets over the next 18 months.

Relf commented: “We have seen a huge growth in the commercial sector of our business and this has largely been driven by in-bound demand. Laundrapp was set up as a smart scalable technology platform and a move into the commercial laundry space is entirely inevitable for such a rapid growing technology platform. 

“With a lack of innovation in the commercial laundry sector, brands and corporates have been delighted with our innovative offering. This is a very exciting growth phase for the business, we are adding to our fleet, employing more staff and are expanding into new sectors and territories.

“Laundrapp has always been a disruptive business and we are ready to shake up the commercial laundry sector just as we’ve done across the consumer laundry space.”

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