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Business services 2014-08-29

The 'clean' way to profits

In an industry where investment range is quite flexible and franchisors are more than willing to help franchisees garner necessary profits, entry becomes relatively easy. Read through the information below that gives you a sneak peek into the laundry and

By Parina Sood, TFW Bureau Senior Sub-Editor

The Self-laundry industry is approximately 60 years old with US being the biggest market. According to a KPMG study, the current demand of laundry outsourcing in India is pegged at Rs 5,000 cr. There are strong attempts being made to organise this unorganised sector that is primarily dominated by the maids and washermen or 'dhobis'.

There are many brands in this particular industry that are young and thriving and on their way to making it big on the national front. Established in 2010, Quick Clean Pvt. Ltd is one of the first few companies to introduce the concept of laundromats and self service laundry in India. Quick Clean has been successfully managing and servicing community laundry facilities in various residential complexes, colleges, universities and other multi-housing facilities.

With minimum investment of Rs 15-20 lakh, the brand is offering franchise opportunities in three different segments- laundromats, Cafe laundromats and mobile laundry.Quick Clean Pvt. Ltd considers timely after sales services and robust training programme for its franchise partners to be important contributors in its success. It also takes pride in being environment-friendly, as its machines consume less water and electricity as compared with domestic washing machines and processes.

The brand provides all support and training to its franchisees and also helps its young associates/partners garner sufficient funds.Another brand to align with in this segment is 5asec. With successful franchising record globally, the brand brings its time-tested and proven success model to India via its Master Franchisee in the country, SB Fabcare Pvt. Ltd.

Starting its operations in 2010 in India, the brand opened its flagship outlet in Mumbai. With gradual understanding of the market, the brand started exploring likes and dislikes of the Indian consumer and since then it has grown to seven stores in Mumbai itself. The brand offers multiple options of franchise arrangement, depending upon the potential partners. It provides a good platform for ‘mompreneurs’. 5asec helps its partners procure funds as well.

“As principal franchisee in India, we have good support from the parent brand based in Switzerland, and also we have good tie-ups with investors and financial institutions who believe in our model”, says Suresh D Bhatia, Director, SB Fabcare Pvt. Ltd (Master Franchisee for India, 5asec)Providing lucrative opportunity to women entrepreneurs and working professionals interested in earning secondary income; is the brand “Wassup – Just Laundry”, coming from the company Laundry Project India Pvt. Ltd. With the agenda of providing maximum convenience, at the minimum possible cost and lowest possible harm to the environment; Wassup defines itself as an affordable and convenient neighbourhood daily laundry service.

It is interesting to note that this young brand which comprises professionals from laundry, retail, hospitality and apparel industries; doesn’t aim to take on the washermen community as competition. Rather it is taking steps to involve washermen and integrate them into their system, so that they aren’t robbed of their livelihood.The brand offers store, area and master franchise opportunities. Also, Wassup supports its franchisees in getting loans processed through their banking network.

Given the hectic urban lifestyle and increasing number of nuclear families, the practice of outsourcing laundry will only grow by the day. There is great potential in this industry to prosper and flourish in the time to come. Early entrants can gain first movers’ advantages and grow along with the industry.

Franchise facts:

Brand

Investment

Area

Current Footprint

Expansion plans

Quick Clean Pvt. Ltd

Rs 15 – 20 lakh

350 – 1,000 sq. ft

More than 61 units pan-India

Brand planning to open around 250 outlets pan India by 2014-15

5asec

Rs 25 – 90 lakh

300 – 1,000 sq. ft

7 operating units and a few more in pipeline in Mumbai. 1st Franchisee shop to open in Bangalore soon.

The brand plans to open another 10-15 shops (both company owned and franchisee led) in 2014- 15

Wassup

Rs 6 lakh

100 – 150 sq. ft

12 units pan-India (5 franchisee led)

The brand plans to open 50 outlets in Chennai, Bangalore, NCR and Pune

Comment
Anjali Khanna 04, Dec 2013 at 12:40 PM
how can i get franchise of one of the brands mentioned here. I am from Mumbai
Pratap.Challagulla 16, Dec 2013 at 02:37 PM
Hello, I am Pratap interested in the Store PLZ send all Details & Investments
Parag Shah 20, Dec 2013 at 05:24 PM
Hello, Would like to know more about your proposal kindly could you get in touch with me for further discussion
srinivasrao 28, Dec 2013 at 12:07 PM
I am interested to invest the organic items shop.Give and explain your details briefly.
Gayatri 19, Jan 2014 at 01:06 PM
Hi, I am interested in this business. Pl send me the details about franchisees and investment.
Nibedita 27, Jan 2014 at 09:44 AM
Hello There...Interested to know more about ORGANIC.
KUSHTA NARVEKAR 21, Feb 2014 at 09:53 AM
I am interested in this business. Please let us know how to start with.
KUSHTA NARVEKAR 21, Feb 2014 at 09:55 AM
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Nik 21, Feb 2014 at 03:53 PM
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Nik 21, Feb 2014 at 04:09 PM
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Sanad 27, Feb 2014 at 07:11 AM
I am looking forward for this business concept, would request to mail me the business plan.I have contacts in Surat, Pune, Mumbai, & Mangalore.
Praveen Saxena 16, Apr 2014 at 08:49 AM
I am interested in this business in NCR. Pls do share the details of business Plan and requirements.
Dr. Manali 24, Apr 2014 at 12:01 PM
I am interested in getting the franchise. I am from Pune. please send the details and terms for the same. I am already into preventive health and nutrition field, hence interested .
arvind 01, May 2014 at 07:29 AM
pleas contact me
Praveen Reddy 08, May 2014 at 01:43 AM
hi i am interested in this franchise. plz contact me .....
imran ahmed 28, May 2014 at 05:57 AM
how can i get franchise .i am from kolkata
M.RAVI 30, May 2014 at 01:40 AM
let me know the full details please.Is it possible to start the Franchise in Vellore ,Tamilnadu
KAMLESH 18, Jul 2014 at 07:34 AM
how to start a franchise & you are helping a manpower source & any other help please forword to me
savitri 10, Aug 2014 at 05:48 AM
I am having 4000 sq feet builtup residential house in lucknow in posh locality can you share with me for organic business. we also having land for organic farming can u suggest somthing?
RAM 31, Dec 2014 at 08:11 AM
I m Running a Polyhouse in Tamilnadu, Totally organic, I can supply vegetables to Kerala & Tamilnadu Distance from My farm:Farm To Madhurai is 60km Farm To Trivandrum 180kmFarm to Ernakulam 200kmFarm to Kanyakumari 150kmTo mentioned Places i can supply with my own transportsIf any one interested Let me know,I have ORGANICCapsicums (red, Yellow & Green)Salad.
sunil 17, May 2015 at 02:42 PM
I am from Ernakulam, starting organic business, are your products certified? please let me know. regards sunil
akshay patole 20, Aug 2015 at 02:31 PM
My self Akshay Patole I am student of agril biotechnology. I want to work in the organic farm food production.Please contact me
tarun 27, Oct 2015 at 07:36 AM
how can i get franchise of one of the brands mentioned here. I am from Gurgaon
Rahul 17, Nov 2015 at 10:22 AM
I am from Meerut and interested in getting franchise for organic products. Please contact for further discussion.
sachin shitole 17, Dec 2015 at 03:43 PM
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selvi 20, Dec 2015 at 01:14 PM
Hi,Im interested in this organic vegetable business. Pls send me the details abt franchisees.
Darshan shah 30, Dec 2015 at 06:15 AM
Hello I am Interested to start Organic Food Shop. Please send all details.
KANTHA 09, Feb 2017 at 02:36 AM
Hi, Kindly provide me details, we are planning for a organic / natural wellness store in Hyderabad
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