Fishers to create 150 jobs at £5m ‘super laundry’

TEXTILE services firm Fishers is planning to create a £5 million “super laundry” in Coatbridge that will bring about 150 jobs to the town.

Fishers is to create a 'super laundry' in Coatbridge. Picture: Alan Richardson

The facility will be capable of washing, drying and ironing more than four tonnes of laundry – equivalent to 600 domestic washing machine loads – every hour for hotels and restaurants in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

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The site, which will be Fishers’ first new Scottish laundry in 19 years, is expected to open in December and be fully operational by March 2016.

Cupar-based Fishers, which earlier this month sold its specialist cleanroom laundry business, is investing £5m in the project, which will feature energy-efficient machinery made by Jensen-Group.

Managing director Michael Jones said: “This will be the largest single laundry investment ever to be made in Scotland and is testament to Fishers’ confidence in the strength of the country’s growing hospitality industry.”