Harco has been in the laundry business for over 50 years, and in that time our name has become synonymous with quality products and unsurpassed service. We started as a laundry parts supplier then added service to install the parts we sold. We added equipment sales and with the support of having parts and service availability we found a winning combination our customers have come to rely on. These key ingredients led to our selection by major equipment manufacturers such as Maytag, Unimac, Chicago, Whirlpool to be their distributor in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Harco offers products to various markets but our focus and expertise is on the hospitality industry. We have supported hotel & motel chain expansion across Canada since the 1980’s. The typical Harco customer quickly realizes that we know and understand their business. We take the time to work through the details so the best solution becomes obvious and then we follow that up with detailed plans and implementation strategies.
We understand that laundry is not the core business that our customers focus on and often laundry is seen as just an expense that cannot contribute to a better bottom line. Harco’s focus is solely on laundry and this fact lets us see creative ways to assist our customers in developing specific actions plans that will greatly improve operational efficiency. We have found that proper matching of equipment to laundry volume provides a payback for years of operation. Efficient modern equipment will stand up to constant use and provide tremendous returns by lowering utility and labour costs.
There have been many projects in recent years that required skill and knowledge of laundry operations to develop a winning formula. Harco recently assisted two hospital groups transition their traditional laundry program to utilize Ozone injection saving thousands of dollars per year in hot water savings with better sanitation of the linen. The ability to look beyond traditional status quo laundry and embrace new technology has kept Harco at the forefront of laundry solutions. Large chain operations look to Harco to supply laundry equipment and provide up to date knowledge of current standards to keep their facilities safe and code compliant across Canada.
Harco has also completed high profile projects for other Delta brand hotels, Alt Brand and Marriot brands. Harco assists local ownership and management develop Canadian solutions that work better than “national account” programs. We provide the confidence so these groups can rest assured they have made the best possible laundry equipment decision.
The unique combination of Unimac high speed washers and Unimac dryers with Chicago dryer technology makes for a very efficient laundry operation. The Unimac high speed washers feature through the door Opti-Spray rinses that remove more detergent and chemicals than a traditional bath rinse while using 23% less water. The Unimac dryers features Opti-Dry sensors that constantly monitor the moisture left in the load. These sensors stop the drying process when dryness is achieved saving money in fuel and time and saving wear and tear on expensive linens. The Chicago Dryer line of flatwork finishing equipment provides solutions for separating, feeding, ironing and folding flatwork with energy efficiency and speed second to none. The Harco designed laundry will keep your guests convinced they made the right choice sleeping on your sheets or dining on your white table cloths.
There is often more than one laundry in a hotel and when a guest needs to do personal laundry at your property that experience can say a lot about your facility. Does the Guest Laundry space fit the image of your property? Are the washers and dryers operating properly?
Harco offers the Maytag brand of coin and card equipment. We offer a combination unit that will accept currency or with a tap of a debit/credit card the cycle will begin. The Maytag brand washer and dryer provides a guest comfort that their laundry will be washed in the best commercial machines available. When you add the convenience of credit/debit operation you take the hassle out of the transaction so your guest does not need to worry about finding change and the front desk staff don’t need to worry about making change.