Technology betters the well-being of the workforce
The Norwegian laundry company Solvask in Drammen have had an Inwatec mat rolling machine for four years and at the recent TexCare fair in Frankfurt, managing director Espen Aaby paid the Inwatec booth a visit to tell about his thoughts for investing in a newer model.
“For us, at Solvask it is all about working efficiency and the well-being of our employees, and in that regard, the old machine has been a great success. I think that both the mat roller and the cooperation with Inwatec works perfectly, why we are considering to a new setup in Drammen,” Espen Aaby told us.
“We haven’t done any calculations, but I’m sure that we have had fewer days with sick leaves in the laundry. Now we also think about a new model because of an increase in efficiency, and then we are planning to make some adjustments to the placement to lower the workload even more for the employees,” says Espen Aaby.
The Norwegian laundry company had a hesitant beginning with the mat roller bought after TexCare in 2012, but things changed quickly, and now Espen Aaby has no problems if he wants to convince his employees of making an upgrade.
“It always takes some time to implement new technology, regardless of how well they work. When we bought our rolling machine, we had four weeks, during which none of the employees would touch it – they would rather roll with the hands, which they used to. Now there is a crisis if the mat roller goes briefly to a halt, and my employees have largely embraced it,” Espen Aaby tells with a wry smile.