Laundrapp announces acquisition of competitive on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, Washbox, to drive ongoing growth
10/07/2015 – Laundrapp, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning app, today announced the acquisition of its major competitor, Washbox, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition of it’s rival helps Laundrapp solidify it’s market leading position as it looks to create the future of this rapidly evolving digital on-demand market.
The combined businesses will continue to offer a comprehensive range of products and services to customers across London, Birmingham and Edinburgh with new cities launching soon as the service looks to continue it’s aggressive growth since launching five months ago.
Washbox, which launched in 2014 and part of the Ignite startup accelerator, was one of the first laundry and dry cleaning app services to hit the market in the UK. The acquisition marks the aggressive next chapter of growth as Laundrapp continues to pioneer the on-demand market as well as shake up an entire global laundry and dry cleaning industry.
Commented Ed Relf, CEO and co-founder of Laundrapp, “In just five months we’ve cleaned over quarter of million items and today Laundrapp cleans an item every 10 seconds! This is unprecedented growth for this on-demand laundry and dry cleaning industry and the acquisition of Washbox fuels our desire to disrupt the entire laundry and dry cleaning industry and pioneer the wider digital on-demand economy.
Says Dominic Perks, Chairman of Laundrapp, “We’re re-inventing an industry untouched by digital and now leading the inevitable consolidation in the on-demand sector. Comparisons with Uber and talk of another British unicorn are of course exciting but our team are firmly focused on delighting customers.”
Says Danny Vaughton, CEO of Washbox, “We’re thrilled to be part of the Laundrapp family and to be acquired by such a groundbreaking business. It’s obviously a tough decision however Laundrapp is a worthy leader in this emerging market and we’re thrilled to have played a part in its journey.”
Laundrapp is available across every major platform including smartphone, tablet and desktop. The easy to use service enables customers to outsource their laundry and dry cleaning in a simple, smart and convenient way with a quick and convenient door-to-door service backed by groundbreaking real-time technology. In five short months Laundrapp has emerged as a leader in this new digital on-demand ecosystem and is at the forefront of this emerging market.
Founded in 2014, Laundrapp is a privately owned start-up, which provides an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service. Laundrapp collects, cleans and delivers anywhere in London, Birmingham or Edinburgh, offering customers a smarter and simpler way to do their laundry and dry cleaning. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest quality cleaning experience, through the company’s trusted and handpicked partner network.
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