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acknowledged on an international scale amongst businesses based in other countries within the same product market", said Carolyn. Richard Jay Laundry Equipment has been importing and distributing commercial and industrial laundry equipment in Australia for more than 39 years. Maytag is complemented by other brands including Primus Industrial machinery, Ghidini Presses and Finishing equipment, Ecoclean, and a new laundry solution called RJ ReNew, which utilises ozone technology in the washing process. The company has Australia's most extensive range of laundry equipment available in Australia. Richard Jay's is very much an Australian family owned business with locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and head office in Adelaide, South Australia. Today the company remains wholly family owned with three of Richard Jays' daughters working in the business. (Members of the third generation have also held positions within the company.) "Richard Jay will continue to be Australia's market leader in providing laundry solutions for all types of businesses across the nation. "We will achieve this by making sure we employ the best people and we will continue to offer training and opportunities to allow our team members to also grow with our business" said Carolyn. THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, MARCH/APRIL 2008 9 SEITZ GmbH Revels in New Licence for GreenEarth® Press Release: Irving Scott News from the Kriftel suburb of Frankfurt tells of the great enthusi- asm unleashed by the announce- ment that the Seitz Company had just successfully concluded the contract with GreenEarth® Inc of Kansas City USA, to become the Master Licensor for GreenEarth® sales and business development in Germany and Austria with effect from April1st 2008. Alexander Seitz, Joint Managing Director of Seitz Chemicals GmbH, based in Kriftel, was understandably pleased to heave been entrusted with the Master Licensing rights for GreenEarth® for the very important German and Austrian markets, where the environment and its protection are much better understood in the consumer's mind than in some other European countries. "We are very excited about securing the GreenEarth® licence as we have been associated with GreenEarth® and the detergent developments surrounding its successful acceptance since 2000 when we first saw the product in America. "We see the GreenEarth® development as a major growth area in our marketplace as all things 'Green' have immense consumer appeal in Germany, indeed the development of GreenEarth®, will, we think, be a significant factor in generating a new impetus to the Drycleaning and clothes-care businesses in Europe. "Perchloroethylene, which has been the dominant cleaning solvent here, has been under severe and sustained attack by the Green Party and the environmental lobby for some years; GreenEarth® gives us the ability to win over these strong and effective defenders of the environment to an acceptance of GreenEarth® as an efficient, effective and non-hazardous cleaning agent both for the consumer and for the people working in the clothes-care industry. "I know from my extensive knowledge of the Drycleaning market in the USA that GreenEarth® is making rapid inroads into that market there because of its advantages as a process which delivers a softer handle to woollens, a softer feel to all garments processed and a fresher aroma to the newly cleaned clothes. The GreenEarth® process will also help our customers to build bigger and more profitable businesses by introducing the GreenEarth® system of garment and textile care to their customer base and the future is definitely one for us all to look forward to in Germany and Austria." Mr Seitz said, adding. "We are looking forward to a very busy time at the Frankfurt Texcare Show in May/June this year and welcome all interested cleaners to our booth to see the true benefits of this excellent clothes-care cleaning system." Not going to Frankfurt but interested to learn more about GreenEarth® in Australia? Call Russell Waddy on 02-92649877, he will be most happy to discuss the opportunities.
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