Johnsons Apparelmaster – Cost Effective Cooling for Industrial Laundries


Johnsons Apparelmaster is the UK’s number one workwear, protectivewear and workplace hygiene services. Their Stalbridge Linen facility provides laundry services for the catering, hotel and leisure industries. The nature of a laundry means there are many heat generating processes including:

  • Washing
  • Tumble Drying
  • Ironing

As a consequence, the whole environment at Stalbridge was previously very warm and in particular the mezzanine floor Stalbridge linen asked Vent-Tech to quote having seen their cooling systems in operation in another laundry, and were keen to find out if it was also a viable option for them.

The Result

Vent-Tech recommended the introduction of 3 spot cooling systems to cool specific areas of the laundry where employees operate, as well as a larger system covering the entire mezzanine floor. The company has been very happy with the installation and Vent-Tech continues to service the systems on a twice yearly basis.

“ It is no exaggeration to say that the installation of the cooling systems by VentTech has made a huge difference to the environment within the laundry. Without the system, we would sometimes reach temperatures of between 40 and 50 degrees, instead of the comfortable 19 degrees we currently experience. As our business has grown, the laundry would have become hotter and hotter if it weren’t for the evaporative cooling systems installed by Vent-Tech, to the level that if we didn’t have the cooling systems now we could no longer operate. It is also a bonus that we know that our electricity costs are significantly lower than if we had installed air conditioning”

Richard Sparks, Stalbridge Linen Services