Express Laundry Center
as a Business Investment

Recession Resistant

Clean clothes, like food, water and shelter are a basic human need. That’s why Express Laundry Centers are considered largely recession-proof. A carefully planned vended laundry investment brings multiple advantages to owners. An Express Laundry Center offers high-speed equipment, a customer-craved 60-minute wash/dry/fold, lower utility costs, higher profit potential, and marketing and management training and support. An Express Laundry Center – based on a proven business model – attracts and retains customers.

Return on Investment

Most often, vended laundries pay for themselves in only a few years and can be sold at top dollar, according to the Coin Laundry Association (CLA), a non-profit coin laundry trade association. An Express Laundry Center is designed to reach higher profits in part by lowering overhead costs and improving profit potential and customer turnover. Thus, they often are sold at higher value than other vended laundries. CLA research indicates that card and coin laundries typically sell for between three and seven times their net cash flow with average historic returns exceeding 40 percent.


Partnering with a
Continental Girbau Distributor

Your Continental distributor will partner with you every step of the way. They will help with locating your Express Laundry Center, running demographic studies, handling lease negotiations, securing competitive financing, selecting and installing laundry equipment, developing laundry plans, as well as servicing, marketing and managing your Express Laundry Center. Continental distributors are highly experienced – they know what works and they want you to succeed. Find your Continental Distributor now!

Site Selection

There are many factors to consider when selecting the location for your Express Laundry Center, including traffic density, population, competition, utilities, visibility and even available parking. The location of your coin laundry is critical to its success. And, there are many factors to consider before you purchase a site or secure a lease. Your Continental distributor can help you strategically evaluate a given location.

Layout & Design

An excellent Express Laundry Center design – one that also harnesses the right equipment mix – will save time and money. Working alongside your Continental distributor, you’ll assess factors including, amenities, services, and utilities, vend variation, venting, gas line sizing, hot water supply, water pressure, equipment mix, signage and more. Your distributor understands how to maximize profit potential through equipment mix, services and layout. Proper equipment placement and sizing will maximize your Express Laundry Center’s revenue and operational efficiency.