LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After an extensive vetting process, ZIPS® Dry Cleaners notes, it has partnered with Garment Management Systems (GMS) to include the QuickSort Automated Assembly System in all their new plant designs, and, it adds, recommends the system to all its existing franchisees.
Brett McLeod, president of GMS, was excited about becoming the preferred vendor: “One-price cleaners are successful because of their efficiencies and we are thrilled they want to include our production piece of equipment to help them be more efficient as well as save space.”
The screening process was well underway when Drew Ritger became the new CEO of ZIPS. He has a strong background in franchising and growing profits. “Incorporating labor and space-saving equipment that simplifies assembly is a no-brainer,” Ritger says.
In addition to the labor savings component, Ritger commented that space is a premium and the automated assembly system reduces the footprint of the assembly area. “Less square footage in our new plants results in less overhead which in turn helps our new franchisees be more profitable,” he says.
“Providing the best model for our operators to be successful furthers our goal of growing the brand nationwide,” Ritger adds.
GMS looks forward to a long-standing relationship. To date, around 15 assembly systems have been installed with another five systems scheduled to be installed in the coming months.
“Our mission,” says McLeod, “has always been to provide dependable, accurate automation that is affordable.”