LOUISVILLE, KY – December 1, 2021 – GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, announced it’s entering the commercial laundry space with new WiFi-enabled, easy-to-use, and powerful front load and top load washers and dryers. By integrating advanced technology solutions throughout the entire cycle, business owners and property managers can offer customers a seamless experience that’s rooted in convenience. As a company that’s already well known for its high-quality consumer laundry machines, GE Appliances applied the same level of care, innovation and technology to its commercial products in order to create a new portfolio that meets the demands of owners and consumers.

For businesses looking to improve efficiencies, the unique SmartHQ Management system from GE Appliances helps owners manage and monitor connected fleets across properties without having to be on-premise. With a single management tool for all GE Appliances connected products, the company continues to drive benefits for owners. Additionally, with 65% of consumers preferring to use contactless payments,[1] the company will be one of the first in the commercial industry to offer a coinless pay system through its Launderday app. These new laundry offerings expand its already robust network of products available to the commercial industry complementing the Air & Water Solutions part of the business for GE Appliances.

“At GE Appliances, we never rest on products that just meet expectations, we drive beyond to uncover new opportunities to bring breakthrough solutions to new industries. We know that business owners are always looking for new ways to remain efficient, productive and profitable while providing high quality products to a wide range of customers,” said Peter Pepe, Vice President of Clothes Care at GE Appliances. “With our new line of commercial laundry products, we’re offering enterprises the opportunity to deliver exceptional performance in a compact form factor.”

All commercial laundry machines are equipped with a series of premium features, including:

  • Intuitive Control Panel: Products designed to be as simple and intuitive as turning a knob (or two) on the top load models or pressing a button (or two) on the front load machines and simply hitting start.
  • Control Panels with Microban® Protection: High touch surfaces are protected with Microban® antimicrobial technology to ensure hygienic machines after every use.
  • SmartHQ Management Portal: Owner’s dashboard centralizes critical laundry management information, including site revenues, machine status, pricing and refund requests.
  • Launderday App: The unique app technology offers tenants and guests a modern laundry experience that saves them time with secure contactless and coinless payment, cycle notifications, machine availability status, and more.
  • Commercial-Grade Materials: High-quality components, such as a stainless steel wash basket, galvanized steel cabinet and commercial-grade motor ensure the machines are built to list.
  • WiFi Enabled: Built in WiFi gives users real-time feedback, optimized performance, alerts and more.
  • Parts Promise & Service Priority: Owners are given a five-year limited parts warranty and most common repair components* are on hand and can be shipped within one business day.

Top Load Machines

The portfolio features three top load machines, including the GE® 4.2 cu. ft. Capacity Commercial Washer with Stainless Steel Basket, the GE® 7.4 cu. ft. Capacity aluminized alloy drum Commercial Electric Dryer with Sensor Dry and the GE® 7.4 cu. ft. Capacity aluminized alloy drum Commercial Gas Dryer with Sensor Dry. With a 4.2 cu. ft. capacity washing machine and 7.4 cu. ft. capacity dryers, tenants and guests have access to extra-large machines that get more done in less time. The GE Commercial Washer is available for a suggested retail price of $1,299, the GE Commercial Electric Dryer is available for a suggested retail price of $1,099 and the GE Commercial Gas Dryer is available for a suggested retail price of $1,199.

Front Load Machines

For owners who prefer front load machines, GE Appliances is offering a Commercial 22lb Capacity Washer that will be available in the Summer of 2022 for a suggested retail price of $2,299. Owners also have the option to select from a suite of electric or gas dryers. To help owners maximize revenue, the dryers have an extra-large 7.7 cu. ft. of capacity and can either be stacked or placed side by side. The GE Commercial Gas Dryer will be available in the Fall of 2022 for a suggested retail price of $1,899 and the GE Commercial Electric Dryer will be available in the Summer of 2022 for a suggested retail price of $1,799.

To commemorate the launch of its commercial laundry products, GE Appliances is announcing a new partnership with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. As part of the agreement, GE Appliances outfitted the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park with its new commercial machines to handle the Zoo’s heavy-duty laundry demands. With more than 30 washers and dryers installed in the Zoo and Safari Park, the partnership is a testament to the durability, capacity, and wash performance of the machines. To learn more, see here.

More information on GE Appliances’ commercial laundry can be found at geappliances.com/commerciallaundry or by following @geappliances on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

*According to GEA service data

About GE Appliances

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make "good things, for life." We're creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives.

Since 1907, we’ve built innovative, quality products that are trusted in half of all U.S. homes. We sell appliances under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier and Hotpoint brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, wine & beverage centers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters.

To learn more about our company, brands, Corporate Citizenship efforts, and economic impact, visit geappliancesco.com.

About SmartHQ Management

SmartHQ is an end-to-end smart solution that solves real-life issues that owners and partners face throughout the entire product lifecycle, including SmartHQ Distribution, SmartHQ Management, SmartHQ Home, and SmartHQ Service. With more than 60 years of experience dedicated to the builder channel, GE Appliances is the only manufacturer to unify smart technology, making us the easiest to do business with, manage, use and service. As the leader in smart technology, GE Appliances offers more than 450 connected appliances across brands, including GE Profile which leads in innovation by fully integrating with our consumers to provide better, faster results. To learn more, visit www.smarthqpro.com or download the SmartHQ app. 

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