Collège Beau Soleil: the most professional laundry around
The Collège Beau Soleil in Villars-sur-Ollon houses pupils from all over the world, offering a comprehensive and cosmopolitan education as well as outstanding all-round support. This includes the laundry service, which cares flawlessly for every item, however demanding, thanks to the individual Schulthess laundry solution.
Set in the Alps, the Collège Beau Soleil is one of the most prestigious and oldest private schools in Switzerland. The institution aims to offer its pupils a holistic and modern education and thus promotes intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. The Collège takes care of its pupils› welfare around the clock, offering them a variety of services such as attractive leisure and sporting activities, exciting trips and unique cultural projects. The school facilities also include spacious classrooms and modern living quarters, a first-class canteen and on-site gym as well as tennis courts, a swimming pool, cinema and disco. The Collège also has its own independent power supply and a general focus on the environment.
Efficient and ecological laundry system thanks to Schulthess washing machines
An institution of this size has a large amount of laundry to deal with each day. Textiles of many different types need to be washed: from cashmere pullovers, school and staff uniforms to ski suits as well as bed linen and terrycloth, everything needs to be cared for. Cleaning this wide variety of fabrics gently, quickly and efficiently requires appropriate laundry solutions, which is exactly where the Schulthess washing machines come into play. «Schulthess offered us an outstanding solution tailored precisely to our school. When the Collège was modernised in 2010 on the initiative of the Director General, Jérôme de Meyer, Schulthess gave us excellent advice and equipped us with the latest generation of washing machines,» says Jean-Charles Commandoux, hotel service director at Beau Soleil. The innovative laundry is located in the main building of the Collège and equipped with two models each of the Schulthess Spirit industrial WSI 300 washing machine and the Schulthess Spirit proLine TRI 8550 dryer as well as several ironing stations. Thanks to their low power consumption, the machines fit perfectly into the Beau Soleil environmental concept. Each item of clothing contains a small chip that can be used to determine the owner of the garment electronically, so the laundry always has an overview of the clothing. Every pupil receives their freshly washed clothing in their personal laundry bag.
Wet-Clean programmes for delicate textiles
Thanks to the wide selection of wash programmes, the Beau Soleil laundry can wash all kinds of fabrics and also care for delicate garments reliably. For sensitive laundry items, the Collège relies on the ecological Wet-Clean technology by Schulthess instead of dry cleaning. With Wet-Clean, all types of demanding fabrics can be cleaned deep into the fibres and in an environmentally friendly way. Jean-Charles Commandoux can vouch for that: «We achieve very good results with the Wet-Clean solution recommended by Schulthess.» As a result, Jean-Charles Commandoux regards the business relationship between Schulthess Maschinen AG and the Collège almost as a «harmonious marriage».