For Crown’s new state of the art laundry facility, Leonard Automatics is the only Tunnel Finisher company that exceeded our high quality and production requirements.
Great news! With your suggestions and pointers we were able to successfully make modifications to our formulas and processes that have us producing what I think is a great quality product. I think that the quality I’m seeing out of the tunnel today rivals if not exceeds pressed garments that we’ve produced in the past. I anticipate that this will only improve as “memory impressions” work out in the next few washings. I appreciate each of you very much; your company has been great to work with, and very responsive to our needs.
Leonard helped engineer our project including the design of the mezzanine and customized conveyor system to meet our unique needs. They treated us like partners and exceeded our expectations. We reduced our overall plant gas usage by more than 10%, all garment dry times have been significantly reduced and our garment quality is much better. The unit provides consistent 280°F fabric temperatures regardless of conveyor speed and making parameter changes is very easy and accurate.
What a fantastic piece of equipment! Our new Vision tunnel, with your most recent enhancement to the steam chamber, is producing remarkable quality, while saving energy, labor and reducing wear on our garments. It truly is everything you said it would be and more! On your recommendation, we discontinued conditioning all garments and have reduced gas consumption and labor as a result. The state-of-the-art controls on the tunnel automatically adjust to the unique characteristics of the garments introduced and provide constant feedback to our Team Leader. The best part about the new Vision tunnel is the incredible finish. From 65/35, to Spun Poly, to 100% Cotton — the garments all look great! Your staff should be commended for developing and producing the finest tunnel finisher I have ever seen, and Bruce Hutcheson guided the installation process to an on-time result. Thanks for your dedication to improving our industry by producing new and innovative products.
Consistency, reliability, and efficiency are the first words that come to mind when describing our Leonard VTP Tunnel Finisher. The team at Leonard is great to work with and are truly the experts. When it comes to garment finishing I wouldn’t work with anyone else.
We had the competitions steam tunnel for 20 years, but decided to give Leonard a chance since they were a Supplier Member within CSC… They engineered the entire project, told us what they would do, and then delivered beyond our expectations. We are saving labor and energy dollars, it has increased our throughput, and the garment quality is fantastic.
I wanted to pass a sincere note of my gratitude to the Leonard team. Leonard once again acted in the professional, unassuming, customer-oriented, and urgent fashion that has become the standard that separates Leonard from the rest of the class. I do not say that lightly — Leonard is in an elite and lonely category when I look at suppliers to our industry.
Thank you to each of you and your teams for your dedication and partnership with G&K. We truly enjoy working with you and are appreciative to have a supplier in whom we can trust and grow together. Keep it up!
My Highest Regards,
Probably the single best investment we have ever made…shut down 2 presses immediately… incredible 75% pass through rate.
When we were in the market for a new steam tunnel, we were impressed with the Leonard. After making the purchase we have been extremely happy with the performance of the equipment and we have been equally happy with the continuing customer support.
I can’t begin to tell you what a difference the Leonard Steam Tunnel made in our operation. The increased efficiency in our operation partnered with the reliable and responsive service from Leonard has made this purchase one of the best purchases we have made in a long time. I highly recommend Leonard!!
We call our Leonard steam tunnel the” Game Changer” because that’s is exactly what it is. We set one up as the first piece of equipment out of your DC and laundry and run everything we can thru it…and then we watch half of our pressing go away. What’s left to press is quickly touched up . We eliminated 2 1/2 pressers and are able to shut the plant down 1 to 2 hours earlier every day. We have no other piece of equipment that has provided this type of return. And the best part is it comes into work every day without issue or complaint!
We ordered a Leonard Image Mini 72 steam tunnel for our dry cleaning plant. The tunnel was installed and put into regular production on November 28, 2008. We ordered our tunnel with the “auto loader” and a special unloading rail to allow unloading on the left side. Leonard was cooperative in facilitating this requirement. Since that time, the tunnel has operated every production day. We send between 240 to 500 garments through the tunnel daily sometimes more. Many garments that we formerly spent time pressing require no pressing at all after passing through the Leonard Tunnel. We believe that the steam tunnel has reduced our staffing requirement by the equivalent of two pressers. For fine garments which require additional pressing the amount of pressing is reduced significantly and is minimal. This not only saves labor dollars, but machine cost, boiler operating cost, and repair cost as well. We are very pleased with the tunnel and recommend this tunnel to any dry cleaning plant.
When we installed the IM72 it replaced 2 pressers the first week. The following week we had 4 people that did not show up for work, they did not miss a beat and were able to get the production out thanks to the steam tunnel. This piece of equipment paid for itself very quickly.
If you are in the fire restoration business, a Leonard steam tunnel is a must to get your production out and your costs in line. We reduced our restoration hanging garment pressing costs by 50%.
The result of changing to Leonard Tunnel Finisher’s was simply amazing, overnight we significantly increased our production, quality and pass through rates, ultimately will result in seeing an ROI of less than 1 year.