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HJ Weir gets great success at CleanEx2018

LCT CleanEx the only UK exhibition dedicated to the laundry, drycleaning and textile care industry.

If you didn’t attend Clean Ex 2018, click the link below to watch the highlights :

LCT CleanEx was launched in 2012. This biennial event attracts visitors from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

It was HJ Weir’s first time exhibiting at CleanEx2018 . Ross Weir, managing director said, “It was a fantastic event. We were busy both days with lots of new enquiries. Myself and the team at the exhibition really enjoyed catching up with existing customers and meeting so many new customers too. It was well worth the effort of bringing working machinery to the stand to give visitors the chance to see our equipment up close. It was an impeccably well-organised event, great to have our chairman Rob Weir and Dave Jenkins our rallying driver and car builder speaking at the event. We all enjoyed the evenings’ event and networking dinner. Our Weir Rallying UK team car added some extra interest and was a great talking point.  We’ll definitely be at CleanEx 2020 and we’re already looking forward to it.”

HJ Weir sales team lead by Managing Director Ross Weir is now traveling the UK to meet all the prospects and fantastic laundries across the UK interested in upgrading their equipment to increase efficiency and productivity. With the Weir, Milnor and Laco brands that have set an industry benchmark for both quality and reliability.

If you couldn’t make the show but would like to see our machines in action simply, click and visit our popular YouTube Channel here :


To book a sales visit or complimentary consultation just email sales@hjweir.co.uk or call 01291 622 036





Ahoy WEIR Going to Barbados

If you work in the laundry industry and haven’t yet heard that HJ Weir are sponsoring a rallying team… where have you been hiding?

Weir Rallying UK is a newly reformed team made up of Rob Weir Team Principal, Dave Jenkins Rallying Driver and car builder and the Co-Driver is our very own Managing Director Ross Weir.



Tuesday the 1st of May marks the day the car embarks on its journey across the waters at Dover to be shipped to Barbados.


To follow their journey and support the team you can follow Weir Rallying UK across the social media via the quick links on their landing page :


This is ready for the dynamic rallying team’s first competition for Sol Rally Barbados 2018.

From small beginnings as the International All-Stage Rally in 1990, the BRC’s premier event has grown into the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport International and a keystone of the island’s sports-tourism calendar; it contributes around Bds $4 million to the economy and accounts for more than 4,000 visitor nights each year. Sol RB, which will run from June 1 to 3,  is a tarmac rally of around 22 special stages run on the island’s intricate network of public roads, with the previous weekend’s (May 27) Flow King of the Hill “shakedown” over a roughly three-kilometre stage used to seed the running order for the main event.

Sol Rally Barbados and Flow King of the Hill are organised by the Barbados Rally Club, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017; Sol RB18 marks the 11th year of title sponsorship by the Sol Group, the Caribbeans largest independent oil company, while communications provider Flow is sponsoring KotH for the third time.

Sol Rally Barbados Chairman Mark Hamilton says: “We’re delighted that the Weir family are coming back to Barbados, where I know that they have many friends during their previous visits. While I am sorry to hear that Rob will not be behind the wheel again, it is great news that he is getting so much pleasure out of the role of team boss and supporting son Ross as he develops in motorsport. The TR7 with its growling V8 was a big hit with our fans, but as I’m a bit of an Escort man myself, I’m really looking forward to seeing what Dave Jenkins has built for the team . . . and what he can do with it once he gets here.”

On the prospects for this year’s 29th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier event, Hamilton added: “I am pleased to report that initial entries are spectacular in both quality and quantity, with the makings of one of the most competitive and largest fields ever seen. Our organising committees and volunteers have already been hard at work for some months and I am confident that their efforts will produce an event worthy of the title Rally Barbados.”

Here’s what has happened at Sol Rally Barbados before for the Weir’s

  • 2012 – Rob, with Ross co-driving, finished 34th overall and second in the Modified 8-A class in the Subaru Impreza
  • 2013 – Rob, with Ross co-driving, finished 46th overall and second in the International Historic class in the Triumph TR7 V8
  • 2014 – Rob Smith, with Ross co-driving, did not finish in the Subaru Impreza
  • 2015 – Rob Smith, with Paul Willetts co-driving, finished 26th overall and second in the International Historic class in the Triumph TR7 V8
  • 2015 – Ross was co-driver for Roger Duckworth in a Subaru Impreza WRC S6 – retired with gearbox failure

Rob Weir wanted to be the next Roger Clark he started his rallying career in the 1960’s and became a rallying driver in his Opel Ascona in the early 1970’s. He competed in the Wydean Rally in 1970 and he finished 21st and 8th in his class.

“I felt that was a good result for someone like me certainly on a limited budget for a fuel, tyres, entrance fees and everything else that goes along with competing for a days rallying. It is an expensive sport but I feel it is well worth the money because of the exhilaration you get from rallying. Also the people you meet. Although you are all competing against each other there is a certain kind of camaraderie in rallying in as much as if you are stuck for a certain part and you are struggling and someone else has got it even though they are competing invariably they will help you out. It’s not a case of we can’t help you out; people are always willing to assist you I have found.”

Rob Weir is returning from injuries he suffered at the Woodpecker stages rally in 2013. He has been told by his medical team that he cannot drive however he has said seeing his son Ross Co-drive and being in the fortunate position to fund and be team Principal of Weir Rallying UK gives him the same amount of pleasure.

What does Rob think will happen for Weir Rallying UK?

“What I would hope for Barbados one that Dave and Ross get enjoyment out of competing in the event in the car and a class win.”

With a combined experience of over 100 car rally’s under their belts some dating back to the 1970’s and a rallying champion winner of the Wydean rally behind the wheel these guys are revved up and ready to go.

Ross Weir co-driver said: “ I’m really looking forward to Barbados this will now be my fifth time at Sol Rally Barbados. It’s my first time back co-driving after a two-year break. As I have been concentrating on growing the family business. What I am particularly looking forward to is it’s my fifth event in my fifth different vehicle I’m doing it in. It’s my first time in a Mark II and having seen the car I’m buzzing to see the reaction not just from the locals but also from the competitors. I genuinely think it’s the nicest Mark II on the rallying circuit with its build quality and attention to detail. I’m grateful to my father and the companies for the support. It’s been exciting to have been able to add input to the design and details of the car.”

Dave Jenkins the driver said: “ I’m actually getting more and more excited now the car is finished all the hard work is done. We are ready for our first test session and shakedown of the car and then we prepare for Sol Rally Barbados. To be honest I’ve been so busy in the garage I haven’t had much time to think about it, after driving for so many years it’s almost second nature for me. However, this is my first ever Sol Rally Barbados so it’s a new adventure for me to enjoy.”

To follow their journey and support the team you can follow Weir Rallying UK across the social media via the quick links on their landing page :


HJ WEIR announces ISO 9001 at the Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers exhibition and conference

HJ Weir Engineering Co, Ltd. is a third generation family business launched in the early 1960’s. The originators of flatwork handling technology that manufactures in Britain and exports large scale laundry equipment worldwide. Today HJ Weir announced its ISO 9001 accreditation at the Society of Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers conference and exhibition that runs on the 2nd and 3rd May 2018 at the Tankersley Manor Hotel, Barnsley.

HJ Weir achieves certification from the British Assessment Bureau for the prestigious ISO 9001(2015) accreditation.

“As one of the few remaining UK manufacturers of Laundry equipment, we continue to grow from strength to strength; this is a stamp to showcase our UK manufacturing and also to show the excellence with the systems and products we produce. It reinforces our team’s commitment to quality and standards in the UK. For my father, chairman and myself, as Managing Director of HJ Weir, it makes us incredibly proud for our staff and ensures that customers can be confident that they are always buying a product made to last, and that the brand is synonymous with quality which we intend to continue for many years to come.”

“HJ Weir creates world class machinery for commercial and industrial laundries and its quality is unrivaled worldwide. To back HJ Weir’s commitment to quality we would like to personally take this opportunity to invite laundries from both the UK and Overseas to come and visit the factories to meet our expert teams and to see the build quality and the processes we have in place.” Ross Weir Managing Director of HJ Weir

You can contact me directly to arrange a visit by emailing Ross@hjweir.co.uk


H J Weir is exhibiting at The Society of Hospital Linen Service & Laundry Managers 2018 Training Forum, Conference & exhibition

HJ Weir are looking forward to exhibiting with The Society of Hospital Linen Service & Laundry Managers at their 2018 Training Forum, Conference, and exhibition.

The Society has planned a one-day training event to take place on 1st May 2018. The 2-day conference & trade exhibition follows on 2nd & 3rd May 2018. All these will take place at the beautiful Tankersley Manor hotel.


The Society was founded in 1951 by a group of Laundry Managers who thought it would be a good idea to meet on a regular basis for the exchange of information.

Sixty-five years later and The Society of Hospital Linen Service & Laundry Managers is a thriving, professional association, which has gained the respect of all those associated with the laundry, linen services, and textile industry.

Links have been developed with organisations such as HEFMA, TSA major chemical, textile and machinery suppliers and the Society is frequently invited to comment on legislation through the Department of Health.

For more information, you can visit: http://www.linenmanager.co.uk

Why not visit our YouTube channel and watch our machines in action: https://www.youtube.com/user/hjweir

All enquiries on our range of washing, preparation, feeding, ironing, ironer folding, dry folding, stacking can be found on this site.

Select the machines and equipment by clicking on the image on our homepage for detailed product information: www.hjweir.co.uk

All Hospital laundry enquiries to sales@hjweir.co.uk

Family Values Drive Sales Success

HJ Weir suppliers Camozzi Pneumatics presented them with this award for Strength in Partnership because of outstanding sales in 2017.

Here’s a photo of Ross Scott, Southern Key Account Manager of Camozzi, giving the award to HJ Weir Chairman Rob Weir and Managing Director of HJ Weir Ross Weir.

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(Photo Reference Left to right Rob Weir, Ross Weir HJ Weir, and Ross Scott Camozzi)

Ross Scott from Camozzi said; “This award is to recognize HJ Weir’s achievement in sales and growth over the last twelve months. Both HJ Weir and Camozzi are family run businesses and as such, I’ve found that we both share the same ethos when it comes to family orientated business values and integrity. Another similarity is that both companies provide quality products backed up by an exceptional service. It’s a pleasure working with HJ Weir as a supply partner and there is a great unity and coaction between the two companies.”

What do you feel Ross Scott is the success of this supply partnership with Camozzi and H Weir and what’s the secret to its longevity?

“It’s about listening & understanding the customer’s individual requirements, and ultimately delivering to those expectations. It might sound simple, but it is a partnership.”


Air that moves the world

The Automation Division of Camozzi produces pneumatic components and solutions for many industries. The complete range includes cylinders, valves, FRLs, fittings, vacuum components, control cabinets, and systems. The main production facilities are based in Italy with supporting plants in Russia, China, Ukraine, USA, and India.

Each Camozzi facility employs only the most modern technologies along with a structured and efficient organization based on the principles of Lean Production. Our global network of branches and distributors and the local presence they provide gives confidence to a wide range of customers, from well known major users to larger OEM’s.


Folding the top tables : HJ Weir Foldmaker 64 and Dash Linen

When Ash Raza owner of Dash Linen was looking to buy a new small piece folder for his thriving laundry business he knew exactly where to turn HJ Weir.

H J Weir supplied and installed a 4 metre Foldmaker 64 exactly to Dash Linens specification.

Ash Raza owner of Dash Linen said: “ I was especially impressed that Ross Weir came personally to visit the laundry and was able to take the order and deliver the machine in a very short space of time. This was critical for us and I really needed the machine in for the busy Christmas period. As always H J Weir delivered on time and the machine is working perfectly.”

Ross Weir Managing Director of HJ Weir said: “ Dash Linen are great customers of ours they understand quality in the work that they do and who they work with. We pulled out all the stops to deliver and install the Foldmaker 64 as per his request. The Foldmaker 64 is predominately used for folding small pieces such as table linen, napkins and pillowcases utilising high quality breaking conveyors. The patented HJ Weir folding method will accurately fold articles or varying weight and sizes with outstanding precision ”

This is another successful install and business relationship for H J Weir a family business based on high integrity and high quality. HJ Weir celebrates its 57th birthday this year, a third generation business of British manufacturing.

About the Foldmaker 64

The FOLDMAKER 64 is a highly versatile primary only folder used for most table linen, towels or where high production of multi-lane small piece folding is required. Available in a standard width of 3.0m (alternative widths are available) and range of lane and width combinations. The patented H J Weir silent flow through system with rapid controllable braking conveyors will accurately fold articles of varying size and weight with outstanding precision. Auto-variable Speed Control is included as standard to enable the folder to accurately follow variations in ironer speed. The unbroken conveying process also ensures that all pieces whether folded or not, will be conveyed to the delivery table located at the rear of the machine.

Two lateral folds, a thirding fold, or bypass are available in each lane. All of which may be individually selected, allowing each lane to perform different operations simultaneously.

Self-Cleaning of photosensors to maintain correct operation of those that may be affected by lint deposits.

Evolution MMXV1 Control:
PLC electronics with easy to use Touch Screen Interface, 32.000 colour, High Illumination, Liquid Crystal Display; 99 available programs and simple selection procedure for machine operators.

Remote Machine Monitoring (RMM) facility is included to provide remote access for systems diagnostics and maintenance assistance.

Amongst other options available an Automatic Collector Unit in 3 to 6 Lanes can be specified for the collection of unfolded small pieces, while an inbuilt Stac-A-Pack 12 in 3 to 6 lanes can be added to provide an in-line stacking facility for small items such as napkins and pillowcases.

Alternatively, a Freestanding Stac-N-Fold 56 Multilane in 2 to 5 lanes can provide an additional cross fold and stacking operation to primary folded or unfolded items up to a maximum width of 1.0m

Video of the Foldmaker 64 in action : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cml6oYDmbKY&feature=youtu.be

About Dash Linen

The founder of Dash Linen was a originally a restaurateur, owning several restaurants around the world, he realised that there was a niche in the market for good table linen and with his experience and understanding launched Dash Linen. It is a family run business that has serviced the catering industry for over 25 years, starting originally in Woking, Surrey it had to relocate to a larger unit in Wimbledon due to its steady growth, the laundry now stretches over 4 purpose built units, with the purchase of a 5th on the horizon. The company still maintains its old fashioned ethics whilst keeping up to date with changes in the industry, the core values remain the same. Offering a top quality, reliable service while at the same time managing to do it at an affordable price. Still at the same London location, the business has grown and now occupies some 12500 square feet. We have continually invested in our plant and are proud to have some of the most up to date and technically advanced Processing, Ironing and Finishing machinery currently available. Servicing over 300 customers on a daily basis our dedicated team of Production Staff, Drivers etc. (many of them with over 15 years service) all contribute to ensure we meet our customers needs on time, every day of the week. Spotting new trends, adapting quickly, investing in energy saving equipment we feel are key factors to ensure our future remains bright and on target.


About HJ Weir


HJ Weir Engineering is a family business born in the 1960’s, they are “the originators of flatwork handling technology”. Almost any automated laundry in the world will be using Weir technology somewhere in their plant. The Weir brand is seen as a stamp of approval and excellence globally. Quality lasts and HJ Weir have been providing separating, feeding, ironing, folding and stacking solutions globally for over 55 years.

Through cutting edge innovation the product range and technology is continually developing. This year HJ Weir have added an exclusive range of exceptional flatwork ironers and batch washers.


Many years of experience, coupled with innovative design and one of the most advanced yet simple control systems, makes HJ Weir the smart choice. HJ Weir the originators and experts in flatwork handling technology, are proud to be able to offer you the complete range.

Whether you are looking at sustaining quality whilst increasing productivity and efficiency. Or if you are about to grow your business to the next level, we can help you!



HJ Weir WINS Laundry Machinery Distributor of the Year at the LADAs

What a way to end 2017 winning the prestigious award for The Machinery Distributor of the Year in the LADAs.

It was such an incredible surprise that our managing director Ross Weir … didn’t even have his coat on ready to walk up to collect the award.

You can see the video on our Facebook page and Ross’s LinkedIn profile.

A big thank you to Dominique Lapauw from Laco Machinery for nominating HJ Weir Engineering.

Also thank you to all of the judges for their votes and positive feedback.

Our team at HJ Weir work with fastidious care to ensure distribution of our machinery exceeds expectations. Not just here in the UK but also with excellence of our export channels.


2018 is fast approaching and the Weir brand has many more exciting developments to follow.

Watch this space …





HJ Weir Finalist for : The Machinery Distributor of The Year LADAs 2017

HJ Weir are leading up to the prestigious Industry Awards the LADAs a red carpet affair and the Oscars of the Laundry Industry.

This will be held shortly at the formidable Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands, Surrey on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

HJ Weir are a finalist for The Machinery Distributor of the Year!



For those of you that won’t be attending the event, we thought we would let you have a sneak preview of our video which will be shown on the night, compliments of Visual Impact Productions.

To learn more about the awards ad view all of the finalists from Laundry Cleaning Today, please click here : http://www.laundryandcleaningtoday.co.uk/en-gb/theladas.aspx


For any sales enquiries please email : sales@hjweir.co.uk

For press and media enquiries please email : sian@hjweir.co.uk

HJ Weir WINS Excellence in Manufacturing at Monmouthshire Business Awards

HJ Weir are thrilled to have been a finalist for Excellence in Manufacturing and Excellence in Export and International Trade at the prestigious Monmouthshire Business Awards.

We were in two very tough categories with leading businesses so just to have been shortlisted from the hundreds of entries to be in the finals was a superb achievement.

To have WON the award for Excellence in Manufacturing means a great to deal to all of us at HJ Weir Engineering.




Recognition is indeed the best motivation. All of this activity and commendation makes our staff feel valued and proud of our collective achievements.



“Companies from across the Gwent area were honoured at a glittering awards presentation as the Oscars of the local business world were handed out.

More than 350 people attended this year’s bigger and better Monmouthshire Business Awards last Friday night (October 6).

The gala dinner and presentation night at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport concluded a hugely-successful awards 2017 awards that saw a threefold increase in entries.

This year’s awards were expanded to cover the ‘old Monmouthshire’ – towns and cities that were part of the county prior to 1965.

The ‘back to the future’ approach opened the awards to entries from businesses beyond the current Monmouthshire county to Newport, Caerleon, Cwmbran, Ebbw Vale and Caerphilly.

Broadcaster Hywel James revealed this year’s winners when he hosted the gala night. Despite the increase in size this year, the awards retained their relaxed, friendly approach.”

Click here to read more from Business News Wales :



For full media suite photos from the event click here to visit Monmouthshire Business Awards Facebook Page :





LADAs Finalist for : The Machinery Distributor of the year!

Laundry and Drycleaning Awards 2017 Finalist

We’re delighted to announce that HJ Weir has made the shortlist as a finalist for this years’ Laundry & Drycleaning Awards.

In the category for The Machinery Distributor of the Year!

The judging panel really had their work cut out this year with so many high calibre entries. They went through a comprehensive and rigorous process to select the finalists in each category, ensuring the process was fair and consistent.

Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to the Awards Evening on 2 November at Mercedes-Benz World. Where the winners of each category will announced on the night.

A big congratulations to all of our staff for their continued efforts and excellence.

Also a huge thank you to all of our customers across the world for their continued loyalty and support!




For media and press enquiries email: sian@hjweir.co.uk

For sales enquiries email: sales@hjweir.co.uk

For more information on the awards, please click here.

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