After successfully securing additional funds from both local and foreign investors in 2021, fully integrated laundry service provider WeClean is ready to take on the challenge of expanding its laundromat business across the Philippines and nearby Southeast Asian countries.
“The funding we secured last year has really fueled us to aggressively expand our operations to open and manage 500 laundromats not just in nearby provinces but across the whole of the Philippines in the next three years,” said Ignacio Phelan, Chief Operating Officer of WeClean. “It is a massive goal for us to be able to stay true to our plans and move forward with our plans for the year.”
The company manages and operates 63 branches to date and plans to expand outside of Metro Manila with branches in nearby provinces such as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and even as far as Palawan.
“We look at residential areas with a lot of traffic such as those within distance from high-rise condominiums or barangays where people cannot afford to have washing machines at home. These nearby provinces are key to our business growth plan. And in a few months after successfully opening in Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Palawan, we are eyeing to open our first branches in other SEA countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia,” Patiño added.
While plans have not been set on stone yet, WeClean is optimistic that their growth plan will take them to places where the laundry business is in demand.
The team is also simultaneously working on the launch of the WeClean Mobile App, while will be made available on the App Store and Play Store on April 1.
The app is equipped with features such as the ability to book a pickup and delivery service. Customers will also be able to pre-book a laundry branch drop-off with certain customer specifications such as the type of clothing, type of fold, type of wash/dry, how much soap or fabric conditioner to be used, etc.