Sam­sung launches com­mer­cial wash­ers, dry­ers

The Korea Times - - BUSINESS - By Baek Byung-yeul baekby@ko­re­atimes.co.kr

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics is tap­ping into the busi­ness-to-busi­ness (B2B) laun­dry mar­ket as the tech gi­ant rolled out a new washer and dryer for com­mer­cial pur­poses, Tues­day.

Sam­sung said it de­cided to en­ter the do­mes­tic com­mer­cial washer and dryer mar­ket as the mar­ket is ex­pected to show an an­nual growth of 50 per­cent.

The com­pany said it will sup­ply its washer and dryer prod­ucts to coin laun­dries, ho­tels, re­sorts, dor­mi­to­ries, hos­pi­tals and mil­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties.

“Sam­sung is tap­ping into the com­mer­cial washer and dryer mar­ket, which has high growth po­ten­tial, us­ing the firm’s distin­guished tech­nol­ogy and knowhow earned from the home ap­pli­ances mar­ket,” said Kim Hyun-sook, vice pres­i­dent of Sam­sung.

To achieve the goal, Sam­sung in­tro­duced a large-ca­pac­ity washer that can take up to 17 kilo­grams of laun­dry for B2B pur­poses. Sam­sung said a full load of laun­dry can be done in 38 min­utes.

The firm also rolled out a B2B dryer with a ca­pac­ity of 11 kilo­grams. It takes 45 min­utes to dry one full load of laun­dry.

Sam­sung ex­plained coin ma­chines can be at­tached to the wash­ers and dry­ers and clients can ad­di­tion­ally add a pay­ment sys­tem for credit card or Sam­sung Pay, the mo­bile pay­ment ser­vice of the firm.

For the con­ve­nience of its cor­po­rate clients, Sam­sung said it will pro­vide prod­uct man­age­ment ser­vices rang­ing from pur­chas­ing and in­stal­la­tion to main­te­nance.

Kim said Sam­sung “will make in­roads into not only the laun­dry fa­cil­ity mar­ket but also cafes and con­ve­nience stores to cre­ate de­mand.”

With new prod­ucts, Sam­sung will com­pete with its archri­val LG Elec­tron­ics in the B2B laun­dry mar­ket.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics’ washer f or the busi­ness-to-busi­ness mar­ket

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