With the rapid development of the social economy and the continuous improvement of people's living standards, people demand more diversified goods and services; as a result, the washing industry has developed quickly, especially in the most developed city of China, Shanghai. Here we will introduce six washing brands, which are very popular in Shanghai.
The Shanghai-USA GEP Dry Cleaning Chain
With the headquarters located in Newark Barkis Dell Center, Delaware, the USA GEP International Group Ltd. authorized Shanghai GEP Dyeing Co. Ltd to establish the Chinese head office of USA GEP dry cleaning chain in September, 2002. Founded on November 28, 2001, the Shanghai GEP Dyeing Co. Ltd is a new modern dyeing company aimed at leading the Chinese dry cleaning industry to develop synchronously at a worldwide level. In July 2002, it became a member of Shanghai Washing and Dyeing Industry Association. The USA GEP dry cleaning chain was also the specified service provider of Shanghai World. The following stores are those always seen in Shanghai.
The USA GEP dry Cleaning (Jujin Road)
- Address: Jujin Road, Pudong New Area (near Xinhang Road)
- Telephone: 021-68976597
- Transportation: take bus 181, 406, 774, 815, 843 or 1016 to Jingao Road, Jujin Road, Wanan Street or Xinhang Road, and walk until you reach it. Take bus 1016, 406, 774, 843 or 4 from Waigaoqiao, Wanan Street or Xinhang Road, and walk 341 meters. Take bus 17 from Pudong to Jingao Road or Jujin Road, and walk 579 meters.
The USA GEP Dry Cleaning (Zhangyang Road)
- Address: 1916 Zhangyang Road, Shanghai
- Telephone: 021-58528888
- Transportation: take bus 155 or 774 to Miaopu Road or Zhangyang Road, and walk 109 meters. Take bus 169, night bus 339, 630, 638, 736, 783, scheduled bus 783, 935 or 961 to Zhang Yang Road or Miaopu Road, and walk 129 meters. Take rail transit Line 6 to Beiyangjing Road, and walk 269 meters. Take bus 130, 609, 775 or 785 and Tunnel Line 3 to Yushan Road or Miaopu Road, and walk 280 meters.
Fornet now has more than 300 chain stores since it entered into China in 1997 with the Washing Research Centers in Beijing and Shanghai, which specialize in studying the washing ways of different fabrics and the maintenance care needed for all kinds of clothes. All the laundry additives used here are introduced from the professional laundry additives research centers in Germany and Britain. It provides the safest and the most scientific care to clothes on the basis of gently removing all kinds of stains. This company offers high quality cleaning to various kinds of furs, darns, every cloth and it cleans commodities such as carpets, curtains and large toys. These services have been proven in the shops that have followed since.
The Fornet (Jiangning Road)
- Address: 1277 Jiangning Road, Putuo District (near Putuo Road)
- Transportation: take bus 68, 19, 206 or 830 to Jiangning Road or Putuo Road.
- Telephone: 021-62273576 (information of finding the company via the Yaku websites or by being members should be stated when calling)
UK Banash Fast Dry Cleaning
UK Banash Fast Dry Cleaning, which specializes in developing professional cleaning equipment, supplies and washing brands, is a famous worldwide laundry chain enterprise. Its operation mode of ‘fast dry cleaning (1-2 hours dressing)’, which represents the most advanced washing concept in the world, is warmly welcomed by Europeans who always pay much attention to time efficiency and quality of life. Now let us see what we can find out.
Banash Fast Dry Cleaning (Changhua Road)
- Address: 28 Changhua Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
- Telephone: 021-62712964
- Transportation: take bus 68 or 950 to Changhua Road or Wuding Road, and walk 145 meters. Take bus 104, 136, 206, night bus 316 or 36 to Xinjia Road and Jiangning Road, and walk 169 meters. Take bus 23 or 935 to Wuding Road or Jiangning Road, and walk 218 meters. Take bus 19 to Kangding Road or Taixing Road, and walk 301 meters.
Banash Fast Dry Cleaning (Zhangjiang Road)
- Address: 190 Ziwei Road, Zhangjiang Zhen, Shanghai
- Telephone: 021-50795171
- Transportation: take buses 1029 or 1046 one-way, and 615 or 11 from Pudong to Dangui Road or Shannon Road, and walk 55 meters. Take bus 990 from Zhangjiang Loop Line to Shannon Road and Dangui Road, and walk 67 meters. Take bus 609, 961, 977 or 11 from Pudong and the Special Line from Xinchuan, Jiangnan and Shenchuan to Tuanjie Station, and then walk 277 meters.
Witters Laundry Shop in Qingpu
This is an extremely large laundry providing full functions such as dry cleaning, washing, ironing, clothing care, and leather maintenance, among other services. It has a total area of 300 square meters and covers the largest section in Qingpu, Shanghai. As one of the few flagship stores of Witters in Shanghai, it uses the fully enclosed and completely automatic equipment imported from Italy.
- Address: 496 North Chengzhong Road, Qingpu District, Shanghai
- Telephone: 021-69203737
- Transportation: take bus 1 from Qingpu to Zhongxing Company (North Chengzhong Road and Qingzhao Road), and walk 96 meters. Take buses 1, 3 or 9 from Qingpu to Qingxi Cinema (North Chengzhong Road and Qingzhao Road), and walk 277 meters. Take bus 3 from Qingpu to North Chengzhong Road and Wanshou. Take bus 8 from Qingpu to Qinghua Primary School (Qingan Road, PE Stadium Road), and walk 416 meters.
Shanghai Meifeng Laundry
Adopting the imported and advanced washing equipment, Meifeng Laundry has more secure and cleaner services, with which clothing will be more protective when dry cleaned. It also provides a free onsite laundry valet, which meets the customers’ needs greatly.
Meifeng Laundry (Huaihai Zhong Road)
- Address: 1861 Huaihai Zhong Road, Luwai District
- Telephone: 021-64315382
- Transportation: take bus 26, 911, interval bus 911, 920 or 926 to Huaihai Zhong Road and Wukang Road, and walk 19 meters. Take bus 113, 138, night bus 328, 48 or 923 to Huashan Road or West Huaihai Road, and walk 365 meters. Take night bus 320, 72, 806 or 946, get off at Chiao-Tung University (Huashan Road, Guangyuan Xi Road), and walk 366 meters.
The Elephant King Laundry
The Elephant King Laundry took the lead in carrying out the ‘Laundry Card’ project in 2002, and it had been covered throughout Shanghai by 2003, achieving a nationwide networking service by 2004. This laundry has successfully opened nearly 700 franchise chain stores expanding to Indonesia in 10 years, among which there are 100 in Shanghai. Here we give you the famous one in Shanghai.
Elephant King (Hongqiao Road)
- Address: Room 101, Lane 2 , 591 Hongqiao Road
- Telephone: 021-64073633
- Opening Hours: 8:30am-8:30pm
Laundry Town is a pickup and delivery laundry service with locations all around China/Asia, including Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Guangzhou, Bangkok, etc. Their service is targeted towards international people, with convenience in mind. You can order and pay online and leave your clothes at the reception/concierge, and they will take care of the rest. Communicating in English is not a problem as they have English speaking staff.
- Telephone: 187-2114-6405
- Website: https://www.laundrytown.com/shanghai
- Opening hours: Every day 9:00-17:00