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Johnson Cleaners first green Pod to open in Basildon

12/05/11
A first is coming to Basildon as Johnson Cleaners, the nation’s largest dry cleaning company, prepares to open its first ever Modular Building ‘Pod’ branch in East Mayne.

The company has invested over £50,000, with four new jobs being created, in the new innovative, environmentally friendly branch which will be officially opened by the Mayor of Basildon, Mo Larkin on Friday 13 May at 12pm.
The new branch will be positioned adjacent to the entrance of Sainsbury’s supermarket on Cricketers Retail Park.
The Pod is a ‘pop-up’ branch that can be transported between locations but still offers all of the usual services of a normal branch.
Paul Ogle, managing director of Johnson Cleaners, said: “This new Pod which is built off site using lightweight structural insulated panels, an advanced method of construction offering superior insulation, is delivered ready fitted out and can be opened for trade in a matter of hours. The Pod is environmentally friendly, thermally efficient and is another demonstration of our ongoing commitment to the environment and investment in the future of the business”.
The new Johnson Cleaners employees are all from the local area and will work in the branch offering our full range of convenient services including dry cleaning, laundry and ironing services, key cutting and shoe repairs.
Local branch manager, Stephanie Cole said: “It is great for Basildon that the company has decided to open its very first Pod branch in the area. It is in a good location and convenient for people to use when they are doing their shopping.”
The launch comes as part of a national £6 million programme by Johnson Cleaners to convert its entire estate to eco-friendly ‘GreenEarth’ technology.
As well as an environmentally friendly structure, the dry cleaning will be undertaken using the GreenEarth cleaning process. The innovative technology uses a liquid silicone cleaning solvent derived from natural sand; the same ingredient as used in many everyday shampoos, conditioners and lotions.
Proven to be kinder to skin and clothes, the solvent breaks down easily into natural elements if released into the environment.



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