Challenge Faced by Elite Linen Pty Ltd.
Elite Linen is going along with the business growth, the utilities also grow with steadily increasing power charges. Knowing a company can choose their preferred electricity and gas suppliers in WA, Elite Linen engaged Carbon Energy to help them reduce their electricity and gas cost.
As a laundry company, Elite Linen consumes quite an immense amount of power. From general electricity used in the company’s office to gas power machinery during the laundry process, this will increase more and more as the business grows. So, to achieve a significant cost reduction, Carbon Energy is required to access the specific and best solutions.
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What We Do and What We Achieved:
Elite Linen is one of our many happy clients. There is no other reason for them to choose and keep coming back to us except that we stand behind all that we do and our team is thorough, consistent and caring of the needs of our customers. We are happy to assist them time and time again.
The first time we initially started dealing with Paul; the owner of Elite Linen (known as Sun Laundry then) was in 2015. Carbon Energy assisted him in reducing their power bills, we did the tender for both Gas & Electricity and we succeeded in saving over 13% on Gas and over 33% on the Electricity.
In 2018, we did a very challenging tender for Elite Linen and this was challenging for the simple reason that they were moving. Although this move was only to a site next door, the site had no gas connection, while Elite Linen relies on Gas for the massive machines they use for washing and drying.
For that reason, we liaised with ATCO (the gas network provided in WA) and helped with many aspects of the Gas connection. We also helped with the procurement of New Meter from overseas, as well as arranging timeframes. On top of all that, we were also liaising with the Energy Supplier to manage two contracts for both Gas and Electricity for both sites, as they were working from the old site but needed Gas & Electricity at the new site to have everything up and running.
This process dragged on and on, and it was not our fault and definitely not Elite Linens fault but there were delays all around. There were daily emails back and forth between ATCO, Elite Linen, the new Energy Supplier and Carbon Energy. The New large gas meter had to be bought over from two different European countries in two pieces and put together here as it was relatively large and there were many dates given and dates broken by the Network Gas supplier. During this time, we made sure that the contracts covered Elite Linen for the time spent waiting, so they were not on out of contract rates.
All of the processes eventually came together, and after Paul, the owner of Elite Linen, had spent lots of time and money to get the new machinery and the floor rebuilt in the new premises. It was time to move from one address to the new address next door.
A simple move? Not at all, there were cranes to move machinery onto large trucks and all to go one building away. We manage to assist them every step of the way. The final faze was contracts signed and business up and running smoothly.
In 2020, Carbon Energy stepped in to help Elite Linen to address issues caused by COVID-19, following the regulation placed on the Hospitality Industry, Elite Linen needed to accept a reduction in the business. This did not stop them from fighting back and getting new contracts in place with the Mining Industry.
The first thing we did was to make sure Elite Linen was not going to get hit with Minimum Take due to the business not operating at full capacity. Paul went to work on getting new tenders in the mining industry and this time around all fell into place without a hitch.
We successfully obtained considerably lower than we reasonably expected. All terms and conditions were just what we aimed for, that suits Elite Linen’s needs perfectly.
Contracts were promptly signed and executed, and Elite Linen is in a very good place to secure savings for the next two years. Carbon Energy will liaise with Elite Linen over the next two years to ensure there are no hiccups and that all that was promised is fulfilled.
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